Your Guide to the Queen Victoria Night Markets
With incredible food, crafts and fun activities all under one roof, people flock in their thousands to see what the Queen Victoria Market has to offer. This year The Summer Night Market is celebrating 20 years in the sun with a dazzling program of summer food, drinks, shopping and live entertainment. We’ve put together our top tips to get the most out the market!
Don’t be afraid to try something new
The Queen Victoria Market is the perfect place to try a range of new foods you haven’t eaten before. With a massive selection of foods from a vast range of countries, there’s no doubt you have the luxury of choice.
Souvlakis, paella, arancini balls and tacos are just some of the foods you can try at the at the market. Dabble in something you haven’t tried before. Be bold, be adventurous!
Be prepared to wait in line
There is no doubt that all the food at the night market is delicious. So much that you might have to wait in line for 10 – 15 minutes to get the food you’ve been thinking about all day. The market runs from 5 – 10pm each Wednesday. So if you aren’t a fan of being in big crowds, head to the market when they open and beat the rush.
Enjoy everything while you are there, not just the food
Although the Queen Victoria Night Market is famous for the food, there is plenty of other fun activities to enjoy! Enjoy special themed nights, new and exciting vendors, special bar offers, free live entertainment and all the summer atmosphere you know and love at Melbourne’s biggest Wednesday night party!
With over 200 traders, you’ll find something new to explore every week. There’s also live music on the stage all night, so make sure you go and sit down with your dinner and enjoy the talent Melbournian musicians have to offer! Check out their week by week guide and stay posted for the new acts that are added throughout the season.
Don’t forget to check out the craft stores
Even though you are probably heading to the market to fill your belly with scrumptious food, don’t forget to check out the local craft makers of Melbourne. With stores that provide small plants and home-wares to hand made wooden furniture, there will be something there for everyone. Alongside the homemade crafts, there are stalls filled with incredible local art that is worth going to have a look at before you head home with a big smile and a full belly.
Let’s bring on summer with open arms. The summer night market takes place every Wednesday night from the 15th of November 2017 to the 11th of April 2018.