West End Solstice Market

The longest night of the year is on its way — and you can celebrate with 120-plus stalls, pop-up bars, glühwein, bonfires, live music and fire twirlers.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 09, 2024


The mercury is dropping, days are getting shorter and actually wearing long sleeves in Brisbane is about to become a reality. Also on the way: not just winter, but the longest night of the year, with West End's Solstice Market returning 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 14. 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 light up the night at Davies Park as well, 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 — from spots including Best of the Wurst, Street Eatz, Choco Bliss and Tea & Pearls — you can hit up the Stone & Wood pop-up bars and sip glühwein.

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

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