Beat’s guide to Melbourne’s best summer markets of 2021
Who doesn’t love markets?
Is there a better way to shop than at the markets? Whether it’s chatting to friendly stallholders, enjoying the open-air environment, dog-spotting, stuffing your face or stumbling across an unexpected item you simply must have, a visit to the markets is always a good time.
In Melbourne, we’re blessed with an abundance of markets – farmers markets, artist markets, makers markets, night markets, the list goes on – and while there are plenty of iconic ones you’ve definitely heard of, there are just as many hidden gems to be found, too.
That’s why we’ve rounded up a bunch of our favourite summer markets scattered around the city.
From locally-made wares to fresh produce and artisan treats, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for (and a bunch of other treasures) as you make your way around these stalls.
So, whether you want something close and convenient or you’d rather jump in the car and make a day of it, if it’s markets you want, here’s where to head.