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The St Kilda Esplanade Market

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris D
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Palmerston, Australia
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This visit the market was on!!

We were in Melbourne late last year and went to the market and could not find it!! That was due to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tufty2015
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Brisbane, 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 exhibit at a new Art Bank in the Upper Esplanade. James Egan, now a national living treasure, and Ruth Epps were among the first twenty stalls. Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach, our vibrant makers' market features over 120 unique stalls of hand crafted artwork, wood products, jewellery, accessories and more. An inspiring weekly destination for Melbournians and tourists alike. The Market has always been a starting platform for new artists to begin their careers and in some cases is so loved by stallholders that they have stayed on for as long as the full forty two years it has been running. We hope you will find us for another forty years to come, selling quality handmade art and craft in the iconic beachside suburb of St Kilda.
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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
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"sunday morning"
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"interesting stalls"
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"stalls selling"
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"food stalls"
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"arts and crafts"
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"parking can be difficult"
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"handmade goods"
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"quirky items"
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"stall holders"
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"calamari"
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"a lot of variety"
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"home made"
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"luna park"
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"great sunday"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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

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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
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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 pauldoody
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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
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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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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We absolutely love this arts and crafts market, come here early on a Sunday and stroll around before it gets very busy, the work these guys put into their items is amazing quality and certainly not overly expensive, have a chat to them they enjoy...More

2  Thank Moetbubbles
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I took some friends from UK to the Esplanade Market and we were all very impressed by the variety and quality of the craftsmanship of the various stall holders.All were very friendly,and happy to discuss their crafts. A great place to buy unique and unusual...More

2  Thank maggie19562016
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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.
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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.
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