Inside Dandenong Market, Melbourne’s newest night market

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Inside Dandenong Market, Melbourne’s newest night market

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With the sunny season upon us, it’s high time to start thinking about your summer plans. We caught up with the organisers of the Dandenong Market to see what they have in store for the season ahead.

How does your market stand out?

Extend your long, balmy summer’s day by joining us at Melbourne’s newest night market. Come celebrate the amazing patchwork of nationalities contributing to our incredible culinary scene. We’re adding to the flavour mix with live music, pop-up wine bars, street theatre, cultural performances, and boutique stalls, all under bright festival lights.

Is there a particular theme to your market?

Each night will have a different theme, as diverse as Dandenong Market itself. Experience a traditional Welcome to Country and a free local rock art drop on night one, spread some bubble joy with Becky Bubble on nights two and three, and watch as Snuff Puppets’ Giant Seagulls create chaos and devour everything in site on night four! We’re blending food, culture, music and retail together for an adventurous, free, family-friendly event that adds to a great summer vibe in the south east.

What food and drink is on offer?

To celebrate what Dandenong Market is renowned for – great authentic street food – consider yourself invited. We’ll have food stalls piled high with fresh-cooked hawker options from every cuisine: southeast Asian street food, Caribbean soul food, Latin, Mediterranean and Halal. Pay as you go, with dishes starting from under $6, or tuck into a share plate with friends. Icy cold local brews and chilled wines will satisfy your summer thirst.

Does your market have any live music?

No matter your music taste, there is something for everyone at next year’s Night Markets. Over four balmy summer Thursday nights in January, Dandenong Market has locked in a genre-spanning, intergenerational smorgasbord of incredible local acts ready to take you through the first month of 2020. Music lovers of all ages will delight in the sounds of Jonny Maldonado, Ben Mitchell, Sarah Margot, Yazmindi and Zac Godwin.

Describe your market in five words.

Dandenong Night Market will be: diverse, bright, joyful, authentic and family-friendly.

Dandenong Night Market will take place at Dandenong Market on the Corner of Cleeland and Clow Street on Thursdays January 9, 16 and 23 and 30 from 4:30-9:30pm. There will be free parking, too. For more info about Dandenong Market, visit