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Vic Market’s 140-year celebrations

The 140 Years Street Party on Sunday 29 April 2018 will be a highlight of the year-round celebrations. From 10am–4pm, Melburnians can celebrate everything they love about the Vic Market with a buzzing line-up of food vendors, free kid’s activities and live entertainment. The Vic Market’s Queen Street will come alive with popular children’s entertainment act, The Mik Maks performing on the main stage with ‘Drums the Panda’. Fun will continue for the whole family with a silent disco, flamenco dance performances, stilt walkers, mime characters, face painters, balloon artists and a magician roving the market. Street party-goers will be able to indulge in some of the best street food Melbourne has to offer with both Day and Night Market traders getting in on the birthday celebrations. Participating food vendors include: Drums Café: authentic, gluten-free curries from India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia; Taki’s Balls: hot Greek doughnut balls with your choice of topping: Nutella, salted caramel, cinnamon, or all of the above! George the Fishmonger: fresh market seafood from a Vic Market legend! Gozleme Turkish …

Grand Pie-nal Day at The Queen Vic Markets

There’s nothing more Australian than a hot meat pie at the footy and with the AFL Grand Final just a few weeks away, there’s no better time to celebrate two great Australian traditions. On Friday 30 September  (aka Grand Final Eve), The Queen Victoria Market in partnership with Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses are inviting pie-lovers of all stripes to eat their heart out at Grand Pie-Nal Day. The day will be filled with events and pie competitions for the amateur, professionals and kids. The competition will be awarded to the first to eat 25 regular sized Ferguson Plarre lunch meat pies, or whoever eats the most pies in five minutes, whichever comes first. Kids will be served party pies, and will have a reduced two-minute quarter. Contestants in all divisions will be provided tomato sauce, water and a Grand Pie-Nal Day t-shirt. The prize for each division winner is a $200 Queen Victoria Market voucher. Kids will win footy merchandise and other prie-zes. If you don’t have what it takes to down 25 meat pies then there’s also …

Opera in the Market

For one memorable night, the historic Queen Victoria Market will be transformed into a theatre like  no other – the famous fruit and veg stalls will make way for front stalls as Opera in the Market takes centre stage. You’ll enjoy all the drama and spectacle of some of the world’s favourite operas as you sample fine wines and wonderful food from a selection of Melbourne’s famous food vans. When: Gates open at 5.30pm.  Concert begins at 7.45pm, Monday, 22 Feb Where: Queen Vic Markets Visit the website here.  Want to find out more about what’s happening in Melbourne? Sign up to the We Know Melbourne mailing list here to stay in the loop.

Summer Night Markets

If you want to taste a true Melbourne summer you have to visit the Queen Vic Night Markets at least once (or maybe more). Last Wednesday saw the launch of this year’s summers night markets and we were there to check it out. It feels like just yesterday when we were visiting the Winter Night Markets, and it was refreshing to see that stalls have been changed, adapting to foods craved during the warmer weather. Old regulars were there like 400 Gradi, Taki Balls, the Sangria stand as well as newcomers, Boss Man Food (we recommend the Goat Curry),  Estelle and the Raclette Cheese Stand. Open every Wednesday night from 5pm to 10pm , the Queen Vic Night Markets features over 50 exotic food stalls, live music and specialist trades. Where: Queen Vic Markets When: Wednesday nights, November 4 – March 30 We Know Melbourne tip: Get there early to avoid the lines.