South Melbourne Market's Big BBQ Street Party

Your southside coffee and oysters fave is celebrating their 150th birthday with a 12-hour street party.
Kat Hayes
Published on April 27, 2017

Overview

South Melbourne Market has long been an integral part of the fabric of Melbourne's food culture, having been churning out fresh produce, top-notch seafood and much-needed flat whites for nigh on 150 years now. So the time is ripe for a big ol' party to say well done, you old thing.

To celebrate the market's milestone, Saturday, May 6 will see a barbecue-heavy street party take over Cecil Street. From 10am until 10pm, pop-up stalls, live music and games will ensue — if you've got kids with you, you'll be able to drop them at the jumping castle while you head off in search of serious adult entertainment like the giant Connect Four and Jenga games on offer.

Celebrate and eat yourself silly with barbecued Spanish chicken, Polish deli foodstuffs, spanakopita, haloumi souvlakis and barbecued pork belly tacos. But just leave room for some cake — there'll be a huge one on display made by the market's traders (150 years is a lot of candles, so it's bound to be big).

The street party is just one of the events being put on by the South Melbourne Market to celebrate their 150th anniversary, others of which include an exhibition, tours and three new mural commissions. You can view the whole calendar of birthday events here.

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