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West End Solstice Market

Celebrate the longest night of the year with 120-plus stalls, pop-up bars, bonfires, live music and fire twirlers.
By Sarah Ward
May 10, 2023
By Sarah Ward
May 10, 2023

The mercury is dropping, days are getting shorter and actually wearing long sleeves in Brisbane has become a reality. Also on the way: not just winter, but the longest night of the year, with West End getting a brand-new Solstice Market to celebrate.

The inner-city suburb is no stranger to markets in general, of course, but this one will give the West End Markets a one-night-only spin on Friday, June 16. On the menu is all the food, drinks and stalls you'd expect — 120-plus stalls, in fact — plus two stages of live music as well, and also fire twirlers.

Bonfires will also light up the night at Davies Park, and there'll be winter-themed workshops to embrace the season.

When you're not shopping for artisanal wares and grabbing a bite to eat, you can hit up the Stone & Wood pop-up bars and scope out Indigenous art.

Entry is free, as is parking, and the event runs from 4–10pm.

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