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Rounding up Melbourne's markets

It’s the weekend, your tummy’s full, the papers are read and you’re sufficiently caffeinated to face the rest of the day. So where to from here?
You won’t go wrong heading to one of the many regular markets around the city, selling everything from fresh farmers’ produce to hand-crafted goodies, and all the best bits in-between. Here’s our market round-up:
Docklands Sunday Market
Docklands Sunday Market runs every week from 10am to 5pm on the NewQuay Promenade. Browse arts and crafts, handmade products and vintage treasures, or just grab a coffee and savour the view and atmosphere.  Jumping castles and face-painting also make it easier to convince the kids to come shopping.

Man blowing bubbles with waving kids near market stalls

Fun for the whole family at Docklands Sunday Market

Fed Square Book Market
The folks running the Fed Square Book Market want you to get your reading matter the old-fashioned way, with a Saturday market which has tonnes of great new and used books (yes, made of paper) on offer.
People browsing trestle tables full of books

History, gardening, travel and art on offer at the Fed Square Book Market

Southbank Farmers’ Market
 Jot this one down in your calendar as the Southbank Farmers’ Market only runs on the first Saturday of each month. Get quality food straight from the growers and feel good about filling your belly while contributing to sustainable communities. The market is plastic bag free, so bring a backpack or spare shopping bags.
Four-piece acoustic band playing at outdoor market

Fresh food and live entertainment at Southbank Farmers’ Market

Queen Victoria Market
There’s a reason most Melbourne visitors make a point of dropping by the Queen Vic Market. Cruise the food hall for delicious deli items, stock up on cheap fruit and veg, or settle in for a few hours browsing retail stalls for gifts, clothes, toys and jewellery. You name it, chances are someone at the Vic Market has thought of it.
Woman at counter of market delicatessan, with smallgoods and bottles on display

You won’t go home empty handed after a trip to Queen Vic Market

Arts Centre Melbourne’s Sunday Market
Fill a few leisurely hours by taking a stroll down St Kilda Road through the Arts precinct and check out the ever-bustling Arts Centre Melbourne’s Sunday Market. It’s the perfect place to pick up a handcrafted pressie or, if your meandering has worked up an appetite, to try the legendary gozleme cooked there each week.
Handmade bracelets hanging on display

The best pressies are handmade – find something special at the Arts Centre Sunday Markets

More Melbourne markets you won’t want to miss:
New Craft at Queen Victoria Market – Quality treasures made with love by local folk.
Kensington Arts and Craft Market  – A boutique market for the discerning shopper, held each month at Kensington Primary School.
Carlton Farmers’ Markets – Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at Carlton Primary School.
Blender Lane Artists Market – A colourful artisan market held each Wednesday night.
Where’s your favourite City of Melbourne market?