Melbourne's top winter markets
The annual Queen Victoria Winter Night Market is back this winter, making Melbourne's cold months more bearable with a killer line-up of food, design stalls and performances. Of course, the market is best enjoyed with a warming drink in hand; this year, you can sip mulled wine or hot cider by an open fire while you dig into some delicious street food.
What started as a cute 25-stall operation is now a three-day extravaganza with over 250 handpicked design and art stalls. Finders Keepers is Melbourne's original emerging designer market, and the key to getting your hands on amazing pieces before they hit the mainstream. Expect plenty of fashion, homewares, bodycare products and jewellery, as well as food trucks and coffee carts to keep your energy levels high.
Prahran Market's annual Truffle Festival has been expanded into the Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration, because why not pair winter's most delicious harvest with excellent smallgoods? For one day, the market will celebrate all things truffle and charcuterie with all manner of truffled dishes and locally made and imported charcuterie, including ham that's been crowned the world's best.
Melbourne’s original design market returns to attract lovers of fashion, homewares, and jewellery. There will be 50 designers showcasing their locally made designs at this buzzing market located in the carpark below Federation Square. As always, Melbourne Design Market will be a great day to check out the latest designs by Melbourne's entrepreneurial designers and artists as well great food and coffee.
Holy smokes Batman! Coburg is hosting the Batman Night Market every Saturday. Get down to check out the great line-up of food trucks, arts and crafts stalls, live performers and street food vendors – it seriously rivals the kind of action we're familiar to at the Queen Victoria Night Market. Food trucks and vendors will change each week, but expect Melbourne's finest.
Arts Centre Melbourne isn't only great for the odd show or even for a meal and a tipple at The Barre, every Sunday the grounds of the arts precinct's hub comes alive with market stalls selling everything from handmade leather wallet to locally made art by the city's designers and small business owners. Situated a short walk away from Flinders Street Station, the market also features a great range of food stalls if you want to shake up your Sunday brunch.
If you love Camberwell Market's flea market every Sunday, you'll love Footscray Finds. This new monthly market in the heart of Footscray is set up with a combination of stalls and car boots. Expect vintage clothing, locally designed goods and homewares, vinyl records, and even locally grown fresh produce. The market will also feature live music and food trucks for when hunger strikes.