Take a balmy evening and add twilight retail therapy, live entertainment and international culinary delights – what's not to love about Melbourne's night markets?
This summer, join the throngs at Queen Vic Market making Wednesdays a day to anticipate by scoffing street food and drinks and browsing fashion and homewares to a rollicking live music soundtrack. Spend Thursdays by the bay, either under the palm trees at St Kilda Twilight Market for international food and vintage finds, or under the wide verandahs at South Melbourne Night Market to browse the works of the vibrant community of local designers and artists. Fridays should be spent sampling hawker food and dancing like nobody's watching in the stunning heritage gardens at Abbotsford Convent.
Melbourne's night markets simply scream summer. Find gifts for the impossible-to-buy-for, treat your tastebuds and take in the sights. To market!