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Apr 26, 2018Posted By RNR Melbourne
Free Markets And Festivals Melbourne

Festive Finds – A Guide to Melbourne’s Markets and Festivals

If you’ve read any of our blogs over the last few years, you’ll know how much we love the city of Melbourne. With its strange alleys filled to the brim with creative artistry and its exceptional array of cafes, bars, and restaurants, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind destination.

One of the reasons that people are so drawn to Australia’s culture capital is its love of artisanal authenticity. This can be seen in every cafe, bustling with coffee connoisseurs looking for the best blend the city has to offer. It can be seen in every independent designer honing their crafts in stylish pop up stores. However, nothing exemplifies this quite as much as Melbourne’s thriving selection of markets, meetups and festivals.

Today, we’re going to put a spotlight on some of our top picks and fantastic finds on Melbourne’s market calendar.

Mould: A Cheese Festival

Whilst it may invoke a frustrated sigh from the lactose-intolerant among us, this cheesy festival is turning North Melbourne into a delicious destination this May. Put together by Bottle Shop Concepts, who have quite an impressive selection of peculiar festivals under their belt, Mould: A Cheese Festival is a celebration of Australian cheese makers; making it the perfect chance to take off your belt and dig in.

For the adults, this festival comes with an excellent chance to pair your cheeses with a selection of whiskeys, wines, ciders and beers. Running from May 4th to May 5th, this is an event that the foodies among us will not want to miss.

With several serviced apartments in North Melbourne, contact RNR Melbourne today to ensure that you’re never too far from the action!

Big Vegan Market

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or neither, this is absolutely a foodie festival to pay attention to. Running over two days, this festival is here to prove that a deliciously satisfying meal doesn’t necessitate animal products. Plus, with the inclusion of well-established eateries, such as Soul Burger and Hop Nation, you can rest assured knowing that your stomach is going to be in for a treat.

Taking place over May 12th-13th, the Big Vegan Market is sure to be one of the most tasty treats to hit the Royal Exhibition Building in quite some time. So, if you find yourself in the area, a $2 entry fee is the only thing between you and a world of delicious delights.

Dog Lovers Show

Stepping away from the world of flavorsome finds, the Dog Lovers Show is an event that certainly lives up to its very direct name. If you like dogs, then this event delivers. This festive event is the perfect chance for dog lovers of all kinds to come together and share their obsession whilst surrounded by a wide array of furry friends.

Whether you’re a dog owner yourself, or are simply an admirer looking to get your fix, the variety of dog-themed events and activities are sure to get you excited. Running from May 4th-6th, you’ll want to get your tickets sooner, rather than later, as this event is as popular as you might expect.


So, there we have it! While this is not a full list by any means, hopefully, we’ve managed to put a few extra highlights into your year’s calendar. Want to stay close to the action? RNR Melbourne have a selection of fantastic short-stay serviced apartments, meaning that you have a relaxingly stylish place to lay your head while never straying too far from the action. Contact us today!

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