Wednesday nights are about to become a whole lot hotter, as Melbourne’s original and favourite Night Market returns to the iconic Queen Victoria Market – this time celebrating an amazing 20 years in the sun. The 21-week blockbuster season will kick off on Wednesday 15 November, and continues through until 11 April 2018.


Can you believe it has already been 20 years since the original night market guru, Gilbert Rochecuste, first started the Night Market? Markets have become such an iconic part of Melbourne’s lifestyle and nightlife, and it started at The Night Market all those years ago!


In celebration of 20 years in the sun, they’ve come up with a dazzling program of summer food, drinks, artisan shopping and live entertainment.


The 2017/18 Night Market will gather more than 60 global street food stalls and festival bars; more than 130 artisan fashion, homewares and general merchandise traders; plus, a rotating line-up of buzzing live music and entertainment.


This summer season will see many new food and beverage traders debut at The Night Market, including:

  • Gangnam Pocha– Korean street food featuring spicy rice cakes, sweet and spicy deep-fried chicken and sweet potato noodles;
  • Poke Doke– Raw fish poke bowls and sushi doughnuts;
  • Pachamancha– Authentic Peruvian street food;
  • Boston Bagels – American style bagels; and
  • Melbourne Gin Company – Classic gin cocktails with a Melbourne twist!


Old favourites will also be returning for another fun-filled season, including:

  • Taki’s Balls– Greek doughnut balls served with mouth-watering toppings like Nutella and salted caramel with crushed toffee popcorn;
  • Running Bull Sangria– Red and white sangria.
  • Garden Bar – A pop-up collaboration between summer’s quintessential drink, Pimm’s, and Coldstream Brewery.


Fast Facts

Season dates: Wednesday 15 November 2017 to Wednesday 11 April 2018 (excluding Wednesday 27 December 2017)

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Queen Victoria Market, corner Queen and Therry Streets.

Parking: $15 event parking, 4:30pm – 11:00pm

Cost: Free entry

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