Melbourne's iconic markets are back in full force this summer. Shop the stalls for unique knick-knacks, local produce, second-hand books, unique hand-crafted gifts and more.

The exterior of a market on a sunny day

Melbourne Craft Fair

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Find the city's best locally made buys at the limited run 'Craft* Wrk' pop-up market. Curated by the team behind the Rose Street Artists’ Market. Find indie designers, local makers, creative artists and more under the iconic Queen Vic Market sheds. Better yet, entry is free. Open on the last Saturday of each month from 9am to 4pm.

Couple walking through QVM under sparkly lights at sunset.

Summer Night Market

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Grab your friends and spend golden hour at the Summer Night Market. Think global food trucks, snack stalls, festival bars, live music, and unique shopping. It's not one to miss. At the iconic Queen Victoria Market, with free entry, no booking required and lots to explore. Open every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm.

People milling through a market beneath plants and sparkling lights

Makers Market at The District

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Family-friendly, dog-friendly and weather-proof. This classic, covered outdoor laneway market ticks all the boxes. As the weather heats up, it's also perfectly located for a waterside stroll and lunch al fresco. Open on the last Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm across 2023.

Outdoor view of widely spaced market stalls along the Arts Centre Promenade with people walking past.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

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Wander rows of treats and treasures at this beloved Southbank spot. Boasting a mammoth 24 stalls, this is a Melbourne institution on the edge of the CBD. From silk scarves to gourmet goodies, everything is handmade by local artisans. Open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Long line of tables covered in books.

Melbourne Book Market

Stock up on top reads at Queen Victoria Market on weekends year-round. Choose from thousands of new and pre-loved reads. Selected by some of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers, authors and illustrators. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Pastel-coloured illustration of various stationery, including stapler, ruler, rubber and envelopes.

Festival of the Photocopier

Celebrate all things zine-related at the Festival of the Photocopier. Located at Meat Market North Melbourne, browse a range of unique zines or book a free table to try it out for yourself. Entry is free for attendees and all money from zine sales go directly to the artists.

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