South Melbourne Night Market is back for summer from 10 January until 28 February 2019!
Due to the event’s increasing popularity, this year both Cecil Street and Coventry Streets in South Melbourne are closed to traffic so people are safe to stroll the streets filled with food, shopping and live entertainment. There is also a lot more seating and less crowding compared to previous years.
Take your time to explore the permanent restaurants and temporary stalls under the verandahs and within South Melbourne Market. The market food hall (where Proper & Sons is located) is also open, the market’s designer pop up SO:ME space and some permanent market stall holders. The centre aisles host small stallholders with specialist fashion, craft and design.
Two stages showcase local live bands and solo artists.
It’s best to get there as close to 5:30pm as possible so you don’t have to spend as much time queueing for food. We try the margherita pizza from Happy Camper, the vegan-friendly nutritious salads and felafels by Pita This Pita That and Taiwanese bao/burger hybrid and vegetarian dumplings from Ghost Kitchen.
The adults are too full for dessert but the kids love their Joy Cupcakes.
For kids check out the little cubby cafe outside The Supercool. Note also if you’re moving around in the pram try to avoid Centre Aisle as it gets very busy and crowded and people try to shortcut their way from one end of the market to the other.
South Melbourne Night Market is a great place to meet friends, hang out with family, shop, eat, drink and be merry this summer. Don’t miss it
- free parking at the market rooftop from 5:30pm, otherwise free street parking in surrounding areas from 6pm;
- The Market’s Centre Aisle and many of the permanent stalls will also be open;
- PT access via 96 tram or 12 tram;
- entry to the South Melbourne Night Market is free;
- If you plan to eat at one of the restaurants on Cecil Street make a booking as they are popular!;
- Note that Cecil Street and Coventry Street are both closed to provide space for people and food vendors, so you won’t be access the South Melbourne Market carpark from those surrounding streets.