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Heffernan Lane Night Market
Chinatown, Melbourne
Fridays, Saturdays &Sundays
Soul Night Market
Brighton Beach
1st Friday of month in summer
South Melbourne
Night Market
Thursdays in Summer

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Twilight & Night Markets in Melbourne & Victoria

Twilight Markets
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St Kilda Beach Night Market

St Kilda Beach Night Market

Twilight Markets

Night Markets

During the summer months you can find night markets and twilight markets around Melbourne and Victoria. Possibly the best known are the Gaslight Markets at the Victoria Market and the St Kilda Beach Market. However beachside towns often delay their summer markets to the cool of the evening. Below is a selection of these markets.

Soul Night Market - Brighton Beach

Soul Night Market, - Brighton Beach

This boutique foodie and makers night market is held at the evocative setting at Brighton Beach with panoramic views of the bay and the city. There are over 60 stalls and food trucks with offerings of local craft beers, wine, champagne & cocktails.

White Hat recommends this market as agreat place to meet up with friends at the end of the working week (if your working week is Monday to Friday). Full details at Soul Night Market - Brighton Beach>>

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South Melbourne Night Market

The South Melbourne Night Market has permenantly closed

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European Night Market - Madame Brussels Lane

White Hat suggests you rug up and wander around for a night filled with rich aromas of European fare and a quirky selection of stalls.

There will be mulled wine with a special feature of warm butter rum and an atmosphere reminiscent of the classic Christmas night markets in Manchester (UK) and much loved in countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. More information at European Night Market >>

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Queen Victoria Winter Night Market

A popular night market with a range of freshly prepared foods to choose from, variety stalls to browse and wandering entertainers to enjoy. It also includes the free Night Market Cinema showcasing a variety of short films. Details at Queen Victoria Winter Night Market.

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Heffernan Lane Night Market

On Friday, Satuday and Sunday evenings Heffernan Lane in Chinatown is given over to a bustling night market with a variety of Asian food stalls. This is just the place for an after-work snack before heading off to a serious Friday night of partying. More details at Chinatown Night Market >>

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Queen Victoria Summer Night Market

A thriving night market held at the Queen Victoria Market. There are a large number of food stalls, music and entertainment as well as a range of interesting merchandise. More information at Queen Victoria Summer Night Market >>

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St Kilda Twilight Market

Thursday evenings come alive in the St Kilda O'Donnell Gardens beside Luna Park on Acland St. With international food, vintage, hand designed and speciality clothing jewellery, holistic services and art. In the most beautiful location beneath the palm trees beside Luna Park delight in finding a treasure that you never knew existed. More details at St Kilda Twilight Market >>

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St Andrews Market

Craft and produce stalls in a delightful bush setting. Melbourne's favourite 'hippie market'. More information on St Andrews Market.

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Blender Artists Market

Blender Ln Artists Market has moved to Docklands. More details at Blender Artists Market

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Coburg Night Market

The Coburg Night Market consists of:

  • Take-away food vendors providing a wide range of street foods, predominantly focused on multi-cultural cuisines, all prepared and cooked fresh on-site
  • Bars - a fully licensed site with bars
  • Young designer fashion and artisan stalls promising an eclectic product mix with emphasis on the innovative, unusual and bizarre
  • Health & harmony - an area dedicated to mind, body and spirit with massage therapists, reflexology, tarot and aura readers, as well as related natural products
  • Entertainers - bands show-casing different musical styles, roving performers and children’s activities.

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Winter Laneway Market

Docklands Winter Laneway Market

This occasional market near the Ferris Wheel in Docklands brings together live entertainment, artists, and colourful market stalls showcasing art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts, homemade and home grown produce. You can also enjoy the dreamy winter visual displays.

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Soul Night Market - Mornington

Soul Night Market - Mornington

This night makers market features art, fashion, jewellery and other products. There are over 60 stalls and food trucks with offerings of local craft beers, wine, champagne & cocktails with an outdoor lawn and food area.

White Hat can recommend it as a pleasant way to spend a Friday evening either indoors or outdoors while listening to the soul-inspired live music. Full details at Soul Night Market - Mornington>>

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Brunswick Secondary College’s Twilight Market

Brunswick Secondary College’s annual Twilight Market will be held on Friday the 7th of October 2022, from 5pm to 9pm.  There will be live music, food trucks, a bar, silent auctions, and a huge range of market stalls.  The event hopes to engage the local community, as well as raise funds for various projects around the school such as improved classrooms and recreational areas.  Come along and enjoy a wonderful night out while supporting the school.

Christmas Market - Makers of Melbourne & High Tea Society

A Christmas market featuring the works of local artists and artisans held in the relaxing surroundings of the Wattle Park Chale Details at Makers of Melbourne & High Tea Society

Northcote Town Hall Kris Kringle Night Markets
The Northcote Town Hall Kris Kringle Night Markets are on again with over 50 stall holders selling locally hand crafted items such as designer fashion, accessories, giftware, jewellery, ceramics, woodcrafts, homewares, kids’ items, and much, much more. Bring the family and enjoy free live entertainment each week while you shop. Food available on site. ..
Wonderfully Pretty Market
Presenting a selection of Melbourne-based designer and vintage clothes. ..
Supper Market
The Supper Market at the Abbotsford Convent and it’s only 4km from the city. There is a range of food on the food hawker stalls, and shoppers have numbers of products on offer, while people looking for entertainment will find circus performers roaming the grounds, music lovers will enjoy acoustic music played by local musicians. White Hat suggests that those who want to be outdoors on a summery Friday night should consider the Supper Market. Bring your picnic rug and enjoy sitting on the garden lawns while eating fresh food served from the hawker food stalls.

Sprout Community Market
Sprout has an emphasis on local crafts & produce & is a rubbish free market. Organically grown produce & preserves, dried herbs & teas, artworks, seedlings & plants; music; food; kids activities; local, handmade, craft & 2nd hand stalls; excess home grown produce from local community. ..
Geelong Night Market
Based on the successful Night Market at Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, the Geelong Night Market features stalls with everything from a well-being area to eclectic wares and artisans to live entertainment. Street food showcases cuisines from around the world and there are activities for families to enjoy. White Hat can recommend this market as an atmospheric contribution to the relaxed atmosphere of Geelong over the summer holiday period. ..
Melton Community Twilight Market
White Hat suggests for those who live or work out west that you might want to give this newly established market run by the scouts a try. There are a variety of stalls and food is available. In addition there is a live DJ and affordable activities for the kids. ..
Venus Bay Twilight Markets
A range of goods and entertainment. ..

Defunct Markets

To the best of White Hat's knowledge, the following markets no longer operate:

  • The twilight Bayside Market in Frankston
  • South Melbourne Night Market