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Westoria 2023

West End's Friday-night market with stalls, food trucks, performances and fire twirlers is returning for another year — and popping up on Sundays, too.
By Sarah Ward
June 16, 2023
By Sarah Ward
June 16, 2023

When is a Friday night market more than just a market? When it includes all the food, drinks and stalls you'd expect, and live music as well, but also pairs them with fire twirlers, stilt walkers and fortune tellers — and a neon forest and a jumping castle. That's all on the bill at Brisbane's latest way to farewell the working week, Westoria. As the name makes plain, not to mention the list of highlights, it's a firm after-work go-to in West End.

The vibe: weird, wild and wonderful, plus night market-meets-playground as well. That's the mood and attitude attendees can expect during the event's 2023 season from Friday, July 21 — running from 4–10pm on Jane Street next to the regular West End Markets site, then popping back up again weekly.

For Westoria, the idea is for different sights, sounds and smells to await at every turn, whether you're keen for a bite to eat, something to sip or to take in the roving performances — or, ideally,  all of the above. Freshly shucked oysters, a City Winery pop-up bar, tunes echoing from the outdoor stage: get ready for them all.

And, for this return run, Westoria is doing Sunday afternoons as well, from 2–8pm from Sunday, July 23. More vino, cheese, picnics with your pup, lawn games, rollerskating thanks to Roller Bae — lock them all in.

Entry to both weekly sessions is free, and you'll need your wallet for whatever you eat and drink once you're through the doors.

Updated September 19.

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