Melbourne in August might be famed more for footy and freezing weather than fabulous free, al fresco events, but get set for an event that brings new life to the dead of winter.
Cocooned within the historic sheds of Queen Victoria Market, the new night market event is a sensory overload featuring some of Melbourne's best independent performers, designers, artists, chefs, winemakers and foodies.
Held on Wednesday evenings throughout July and August, Luna 1878 has become a become a new winter ritual, where visitors can embrace some of the city's craftiest talent coming together for the first time at the iconic 'Vic Market'.
Be entranced by performance, where a whimsical sense of fun awaits. And, yes, it will be cosy. There will heaters to gather around, mulled wine and exotic yet hearty food.
You will be tantalised by the delicious food offerings which will include Eastern European traditional foods like borsht and pierogi (dumplings), Nepalese lamb shank stews and goat curries, South American casseroles, Sicilian fisherman stews and Italian BBQ spatchcock.
There'll also be dozens of wines available for tasting, including a steaming array of hot drinks to complement the rolling line up of performance artists and live music that will change each week.
Content: Queen Victoria Market