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Queen Vic's European Night Market Is Returning Just in Time to Cure Your Euro-Summer FOMO

The market will focus on a different European destination each week, so that you can experience the flavours and sounds of Europe without booking a flight to the other side of the world.
By Libby Curran and David Allegretti
September 15, 2023
By Libby Curran and David Allegretti
September 15, 2023

If you're feeling a tad jealous of seeing half the people you know living their European dream holiday (where do these people get the money?), you're in luck. The Europa Night Market will make its much-anticipated return this year to brighten up Wednesdays from September 27–October 25. Bellissimo.

The market will host a vibrant Euro-style bazaar that will teleport you to a different European destination each week, with food, drinks, entertainment and market stalls to match.

Kicking things off on Wednesday, September 27, the market will be saying 'ciao' to the flavours and sounds of Italy, with bites like Sicilian-style fried arancini, woodfired 400 Gradi pizza and homemade panzerotti.

The following week (Wednesday, October 4) will see the market transform into a little Oktoberfest for Bavarian night. While Wednesday, October 11 will be a celebration of all things French with an evening of oozy raclette and decadent traditional French crepes — with your choice of fillings including Nutella and Biscoff. Oh, and keep an eye out for the French mime artists.

The Iberian Peninsula gets a look-in on Wednesday, October 18, with paella and Portuguese street food from Portuguese Churrasqueira BBQ complete with entertainment by Spanish and Portuguese flamenco dancers.

The final week (Wednesday, October 25) will be a celebration of all things Mediterranean, with melodies of Greek folk songs acting as the perfect soundtrack for sipping a Greek Blue Spritz from Spritz Bar (made from ouzo and spiced rum). Partner that with a souvlaki from Greek Trojan Yiros and the late spring air and you may as well really be on a Greek Island somewhere on the Aegean Sea.

The Europa Night Market returns 5–10pm Wednesday, September 27–Wednesday, October 25. Find it at the Queen Victoria Market, corner of Queen and Therry Streets, Melbourne.

Published on September 15, 2023 by Libby Curran
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