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QVM's Summer Night Market

Over 100 local traders are participating in this summer's market, including 45 street food stalls and six pop-up bars.
By Concrete Playground
November 20, 2023
By Concrete Playground
November 20, 2023

Wednesday nights in Melbourne mean one thing: hitting up the Queen Victoria Market's usual midweek — and after-dark — offering. During winter, it celebrates the frosty season with an appropriate spread. Across spring this year, it's been oozing Euro vibes. With the warm weather upon us for another year, QVM is bringing back its legendary Summer Night Market.

Just like last year's Summer Night Market, the event is returning every Wednesday from November 22 to March 13. Melburnians can look forward to a fresh 16-week run and to a heap of places to browse, buy from, eat at and sip drinks from, with over 100 different shops, stalls and bars on the lineup.

Each week, the Summer Night Market will feature an impressive lineup of food vendors slinging street eats from every corner of the globe. We're talking Mozzaburgers (burgers made with mozzarella cheese buns) from That's Amore Cheese, sticky chicken and beef ribs from Rib-a-licious, Filipino street eats from HOY PINOY and black forest pavs from Pavlova. It's Off Tap is also making its Summer Night Market debut, serving chocolate-coated strawberries to the Melbourne masses.

barbecue meat at Queen Victoria Market - Summer Night Market.

To wash it all down and quench your summer thirst, you'll find no less than six dedicated festival bars — one focusing on mojitos, another doing sangria and a Brick Lane Beer Garden all included.

As always, there'll be a program of live, local tunes to soundtrack your food-focused wanderings, including DJ sets and roving performers. From November 22–December 20, the Queen Vic Market's Summer Night Market will also be going full Christmas with carollers, roaming Santas and a Christmas tree forest. DJs will also be blasting Christmas classics during this period — for better or worse, Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' will surely be featured while you eat and drink under the stars.

And, for a little midweek shopping action, see the diverse range of artisan stalls, which will be brimming with an array of handmade gifts, homewares, fashion and more.

Live music at Queen Victoria Market - Summer Night Market.

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