Fitzroy has a lot to offer – great food, funky shops and a brilliant Community Market smack bang in the middle of the action.
Located between Brunswick and Smith Streets and starting in 2011, this local market attracts people from across Melbourne and the suburbs.
The place was buzzing with people browsing, people eating, people trying on clothes and people catching up with friends.
Nearly 80 stalls spread inside and outside of the primary school property that sell the most eclectic range of goodies – retro, vintage, secondhand, home-made, hand-made, recycled and more.
Set out like a mega garage sale on one site, people clean out their cupboards, drawers and wardrobes and set up their stall to share with shoppers.
Gold coin donation goes to the market’s community partners – Fitzroy Primary School and Fitzroy Learning Network, so please pop in your coin into the bucket at the entrances.
If you’re into buying secondhand clothes, wear slip on shoes and something that’s easy to slip on and off so you can try before you buy.
A big shout out for the creativity of some people at this market. These ‘dudes’ from Nude Dude Candles have created beautiful 100% soy wax scented candles and 10% of their sales go to a charity which changes every three months. Not just a beautiful product but a ‘hell yes’ marketing approach which can’t help put a smile on your face with their enthusiasm and passion. Go dudes!
As always I’d recommend you bring your own bag or trolley along so plastic bags don’t have to be used.
STALLHOLDERS: If you’d like to have a stall at the market, you can find more information here.
OPENING HOURS: 10am to 3pm. Operates the third Saturday every month.
LOCATION: Fitzroy Primary School, Corner Napier Street and Chapel Street, Fitzroy
PARKING: Parking can be a little challenging but you can find two hour spots on the east side of the school. Ride a bike like most people do.
TRANSPORT: There is a tram stop nearby. For more information, click here.
- TRAMS 86 (travel to Smith St), 96 (travel down Nicholson St) and 112 (down Brunswick St)
- BUSES 200, 201, 203, 205 and 207 with stops at Johnston Street
- BUSES 250, 251 and 253 with closest stop at Rathdowne and Elgin Streets.
ATM: There are plenty of ATM’s in Smith Street and Brunswick Street. Also try to bring smaller notes. We all know that the ATM’s dispense $50’s and stall holders are prepared for that but when so many people turn up with larger notes it becomes problematic for them.
ENTRANCE FEE: Gold coin donation.
DOGS: Permitted on a leash and under the owners control.
FOOD: Great selection of food such as delicious pies, Thai food, freshly squeezed juice, gozleme, dumplings and more.
TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilet facilities onsite. Follow the signs.
Website – The Fitzroy Market
On Facebook – The Fitzroy Market
On Instagram – Fitzroy Market or #fitzroymarket
Twitter – Fitzroy Market or #fitzroymarket @fitzroymarket
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