With the return of sunny mornings and balmy nights, summer markets are springing back to life across Perth.
Bringing plenty of delicious food trucks and crafty stalls, these community markets offer something for everyone and are the perfect way to support local – as if we needed an excuse! Spanning from Kallaroo to Applecross, here are the summer markets you need to know about.
Summer X Salt Markets
Held at Clarko Reserve in Trigg, the Summer X Salt Markets are one of Perth’s favourite beachside markets. Showcasing the creative coastal community, expect plenty of surfy stalls, ocean-friendly products, and wares from local designers, not to mention food and drink trucks, local musicians and activities like community yoga and kids workshops. The markets are held every first and third Saturday of the month from October through to March.
When: First and third Saturday of the month until March 30, 2024
Twilight Food Market
You know summer is just around the corner when the city’s biggest street food market returns to Forrest Place. Offering food from all across the globe, the Twilight Food Market is the perfect Friday pitstop where you can choose from more than 30 vendors. The market is held every Friday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, October through to April.
When: Friday nights until April 5, 2024
Subi Night Market
Kicking off on November 11, the brand new Subi Night Market is set to bring culinary delights, live music, pre-loved fashion and art to Market Square Park every Saturday night right through to April. And if you fancy a tipple or two, local distillery Spirit of Little Things Gin will be serving plenty of refreshing drinks to enjoy as the sun sets.
When: Saturdays until April 6, 2024
Bringing together more than 180 local small businesses, Perth Upmarket has something crafty for everyone. Filled with artisanal treasures, the design market is the perfect event to get your Christmas shopping done early, so be sure to pencil November 26 into your calendar when Perth Upmarket will be returning to The University of Western Australia.
When: Next event is November 26
South Perth Streats
South Perth Streats is back, bringing its fleet of food trucks to the South Perth Foreshore at Sir James Mitchell Park. Held every Thursday through to Sunday from November to April, South Perth Streats is the perfect opportunity to round up family and friends to enjoy some tasty food with a stunning city skyline view.
When: Thursday-Sunday until April, 2024
Scarborough Sunset Markets
Thursday nights don’t have to be boring thanks to Scarborough’s summer Sunset Markets. Held from November through to April at the Scarborough Beach Foreshore, the markets bring together local artists and sellers as well as a stack of food and drink options to satisfy all tastes.
When: Thursdays until April 25, 2024
Markets by the Sea
For those who live in Perth’s northern coastal suburbs, make sure you keep an eye out for Markets by the Sea. Held at North Shore Community Hub in Kallaroo, we can expect new food trucks, buskers and a range of stalls each week as well as Saturday night markets with a licensed bar on selected dates. You can find out more about the markets here, including the full run of dates.
When: Monthly Saturdays/Sundays until March, 2024
Inglewood Monday Night Markets
Mondays are never easy, but they can be tasty if you ditch the home-cooked meal to check out Inglewood’s Monday Night Markets. Taking over Beaufort Street in Inglewood, this family-friendly (and dog-friendly) event is the perfect excuse not to cook with its array of food trucks and relaxed atmosphere. You can find out more on their Facebook page.
When: Mondays until May, 2024
Perth Makers Market
Another haven for craft-minded people, Perth Makers Market shines a light on local makers and emerging artists. This season, the markets will be returning to Heathcote Reserve in Applecross on November 5 and December 17 and will also feature a musical lineup and food and drinks options to
keep energy levels high while you shop handmade goodies.
When: November 5 and December 17
Perth’s Growers’ Markets
Like many of you, we’re pinching whatever pennies we can as cost-of-living prices soar and for a lot of people, that starts with the weekly shop. One of the best ways to save a few dollars, reduce our environmental impact and connect with your local community is to avoid the big supermarket chains and hit up a local growers’ market.
Header Image Credit: Summer X Salt Markets