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Warm weeknights in Melbourne are best spent shopping, eating and drinking

Queen Victoria Night Markets

It’s baa-aack! Now in its 17th year, the grand old dame of night markets – and all the merrymaking it entails – has returned. Eat your way around the world, sip sangria and discover local designers to a backdrop of banging live bands. With over 200 stallholders, the market is also a prime opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early. Melbourne.

Blender Lane Artists Market

Every Wednesday night from November to February, Blender Studios – a fertile inner-city art collective – brings together artists, creatives and designers for what might be the most lo-fi, arty market Melbourne has to offer. Expect paintings, photos, prints, zines, badges, cards, a lucky dip and possibly a puppeteer. Melbourne.

St Kilda Twilight Market

The joy of a summer night market is just as much about atmosphere as it is about the shopping – and it's hard to go past a sunset over the sea and rows of stalls beneath palm trees. Here, you'll find global food, vintage and hand-crafted items, as well as live acoustic music. St Kilda.

Supper Twilight Market at the Abbotsford Convent

Imagine tucking into a crispy dumpling while you relax on the lush lawns of the Abbotsford Convent. Behind you, a local musician strums an acoustic guitar. Yep, the Supper Market is back every Friday this summer. Grab a craft beer at the Boiler Room Bar, peruse the arts, crafts and fashion stalls, then take your pick from the handful of top quality food trucks. Abbotsford.

South Melbourne Night Market

Every Thursday night, the South Melbourne market will be transformed into a feast of art, music, food and fashion. Market stalls will be packed with everything from leather accessories to jewellery to homewares. Melbourne’s best food trucks will be cooking up the goods, including the Chingon Taco Truck, the Food Dude, Bretzel Biz and the Brûlée Cart. South Melbourne.

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