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The best winter markets in Melbourne

Rug up and head out for mulled wine, good tunes, great food and shopping galore at these markets

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Once you're out, why not stay on a winter-themed roll and head to one of our favourite pubs with a fireplace or warm up in a bar with some cheese and wine.

Melbourne's top winter markets


Queen Victoria Winter Night Market


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. 

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Queen Victoria Market , Melbourne Wednesday June 28 2017 - Wednesday August 30 2017

Finders Keepers Market


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.

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Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens , Carlton Friday July 14 2017 - Sunday July 16 2017

Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration


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. 

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Prahran Market , South Yarra Sunday July 9 2017

Melbourne Design Market


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.

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Federation Square , Melbourne Sunday June 25 2017

Batman Night Market


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. 

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Batman Market , Coburg North Saturday June 24 2017 - Saturday December 9 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

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. 

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Arts Centre Melbourne , Southbank Sunday June 25 2017 - Sunday January 28 2018

Footscray Finds


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. 

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Footscray Library Sunday July 16 2017 - Sunday December 17 2017

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