The Summer Night Market 2018–19
Time for another year of balmy Wednesday nights at the Queen Vic Market.
Prepare to cancel all your Wednesday night plans (i.e. laundry and Netflix) because we've got something much, much better. The Queen Victoria Market is bringing back its Summer Night Market for its 21st season of balmy tomfoolery. This means that after a day of toiling in the diamond mines or hosiery department (whatever your poison) you can cool off with a free evening of international street food, vintage fashion and handcrafted homewares.
This year, the 17-week season, kicking off on November 21, will see more than 160 stalls descend on the starlit market, as well as a rotating weekly lineup of free live tunes and street performers. There'll also be giant Jenga, totem tennis and large-scale chess if you like to game your way out of your food comas.
And don't even think about eating at home because they've got food vendors to suit every whim, including arepas from Colombiantojos, Polish dumplings from Pierogi Pierogi, Greek doughnuts from Taki's Balls and cheese and crêpes from Little Paris. And if a face full of food isn't enough to take the edge off, there'll be new brews from Melbourne's Brick Lane Brewing Co and prosecco spritzes at Night Market's wine bar, and mojitos and cider at the Garden Bar.
The Summer Night Market will run every Wednesday night from November 21 to March 20 (excluding December 26) from 5–10pm.