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The St Kilda Esplanade Market

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Walk of Arts

The St Kilda Markets are very artistic and diverse. Great range of products mostly handmade. Some... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Something for everyone

A bewildering number and range of stalls populates the length of the esplanade. There are a few... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Chris D
Palmerston, Australia
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One fine day in December in 1970, Cr. Manning declared The Art Bank, now St Kilda Esplanade Market, officially open. Noting the high expense of holding art exhibitions, Cr. Manning had asked several artists and sculptors if they would like to...more
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Upper Esplanade St Kilda | Tram 16 or 96 from the City to stop 136, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9209 6777
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All reviews sunday morning interesting stalls stalls selling arts and crafts parking can be difficult stall holders food stalls a lot of variety home made great sunday great stroll great range luna park for sale couple of hours walk along the beach worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great market- get there early for a park or better still, catch the tram. Lots a different stalls to look at and close to cafes.

1  Thank Leisa K
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The St Kilda Markets are very artistic and diverse. Great range of products mostly handmade. Some beautiful photography and 15 year old bought a panoramic of Hosier Lane. Lovely stroll along Esplanade with a great vibe of people. You’ll be hard-pressed not to buy something....More

3  Thank AnnalisaMarieB
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A bewildering number and range of stalls populates the length of the esplanade. There are a few food stalls but most are arts and craft. Clothing, footwear, jewellery, and original artwork abound. Parking can be difficult so you are advised to use the tram -...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were in Melbourne late last year and went to the market and could not find it!! That was due to the weather unfortunately. This visit the weather was glorious. About 30 mins out of Federation Square on the tram (very cheap travel and the...More

1  Thank Tufty2015
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting Melbourne we caught the tram to St Kilda beach and went to the esplanade market. The market took about an hour to look at everything and had a great range of foods and goods Were able to sample some of the foods and...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Visited yesterday. Great variety of items. Not just Jewellery and candles. Clothes, bowls, shoes, concrete items, paintings, prints, dog items, sauces, dips and lots lots more. A great walk along the Esplanade with a great view. Also a good variety of food stalls. Worth a...More

1  Thank Debbie23294
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The market is one thing, but the Upper Esplanade offers incredible views of the sea and the sunset. I often come here just for a walk along the beach, to see the penguins on the pier (breakwater) and to watch the weather approach over the...More

1  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived in St Kilda first thing on Sunday morning (27 hour flight from UK) so the market was our first real Australian experience. It's lovely and full of local produce and artistry. I recommend it.

1  Thank paul d
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Loved wandering up and down the market. Really has something for everyone which in my experience is unusual. I got hand painted boomerangs and the wife landed a neat silver hair bunch. Perfect way to spend Sunday morning

2  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Probably good for tourists to Australia with a few quirky items. Lots and lots of jewellery stalls, stalls with various prints and paintings. Not fabulous stalls but in a lovely setting overlooking the ocean so still worth a wander.

1  Thank Annette M
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Kathleen B
5 January 2018|
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Response from Sean M | Property representative |
Hi- Yes the Market is open on all long weekends.
Peggy M
27 February 2016|
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Response from Sean M | Property representative |
The Market is only open on Sundays. 51 weeks of the year, except for the St Kilda Festival Sunday in Feb.