This January marks the launch of the South Melbourne Night Market's eleventh summer season, and its program is bigger and tastier than ever, jam-packed with treats suitable for you and anyone you want to bring along.
Running Thursday evenings from January 10 until February 28, the twilight sessions will be headlined by a summer-perfect mix of eats and drinks, so you can take full advantage of those balmy nights. Eighteen food trucks, four food marquees and six food carts make up the edible offering, featuring a brand-new oyster bar, croissants from Agathé Patisserie, paella from Simply Spanish and single origin soft serve crafted by the team at Atypic Chocolate. Pair with $5 wines at Bambu (until 7pm) or settle in with an ice-cold craft beer or rosé during a pit-stop at one of Swords' two market bars.
Once you've had your fill of eats and drinks, you can browse artisanal wares from the likes of local jewellery label BhunnyDesigns, flowers and plants from Emerald Hill Nursery and classical linens from Chalk N Cheese Clothing, while listening to live tunes. There's even a kids club, so if you're bringing littlies along, you can keep them entertained with some art and craft projects of their own.
Entry and rooftop parking is free, with the markets opening at 5.30pm each week.
Images: Simon Shiff.