MELBOURNE | If you’ve ever turned on the radio and heard a great song, then realised it’s over 10 years old and thought to yourself “f**k I’m getting old”, then spare a thought for South Melbourne Market, who turns 150 years old this week. The things the market would say, if it were a sentient being with the ability to speak, or at the very least convey its thoughts telepathically.
When you’re lucky enough to reach the big 1-5-0, you need to have a big party, and on Saturday 6 May, the South Melbourne Market Big BBQ Street Party will see Cecil Street close to traffic and turn into party central. The Big BBQ will feature non-stop entertainment, loads of BBQ, ice-cream and sweets, and a bar – all served between 10am and 10pm from pop-up stalls, carts and food trucks set-up on the street. Family friendly entertainment and activities, and the omnipresent event favourite giant Jenga will also be on hand to keep the good times rolling.
As well as the street party, South Melbourne Market’s 150 Years of The Village Market Exhibition will see the public invited to take a look at the market’s long and colourful history through the eyes of those who have known it best – the traders, shoppers and local residents. It features memories, stories, photos, films, historical information and artefacts from the Port Phillip City Collection. The exhibition will run from May 5 to May 31.
South Melbourne Market Big BBQ Street Party
When: Sat 6 May 2017, 10:00am to 10:00pm
Cost: free entry
Where: South Melbourne Market, Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne VIC 3205