Look, if you ask me, it’s never ever too early to start buying Christmas presents and I’m always on the hunt for something a bit different. Personally I am probably a little OTT (ok, ok a lot) when it comes to gifts because I absolutely love, love, love, love the whole present buying, gift wrapping, present giving process a little too much but there are still times when I stress over ways to keep it interesting.
Enter my solution – MARKETS!
Yep, love them. It’s two birds one stone some might say because you can have a little bit of an outing with the fam and get some shopping done at the same time. Markets are not just all fruit and veg anymore they’re hubs of locals coming together with all sorts of unique goods and services, divine food options and things to keep the little ones entertained too.
We’ve compiled a selection of Pop Up Markets that are due to open soon for the spring/summer series and a couple that are already in full swing in the lead up to Christmas.
Why not seek out some markets the next time you have a free weekend and discover the talents and local produce of your fellow West Aussies!
La vie boheme
Bringing Perth’s First Ever BOHO MARKET FESTIVAL for a Full weekend of market fun !!
Combining their great loves of a simple market with a laid back music festival atmosphere all wrapped up in the free spirit of the Bohemian way of life.
Join them for an intimate atmosphere indoor market (great for Winter) of around 30/40 stall holders, food trucks, chill out zones, bar, workshops, fashion parades and of course live local Perth music, including an intimate Boho Concert on Saturday evening.
There is so much to do and see, take a photo at the Boho Photo Wall, grab a coffee and wander through and browse all the great creative goods and services on offer.
The Main Stage will be the heart beat of the market with the best of local music and fashion shows showcasing some the amazing labels available at the Market Festival
Food Glorious Food!, who doesn’t love food right! Well, we have all your appetites covered. There will be delicious market food stalls to purchase yummy snacks. Highlighting some amazing Vegan & Raw options as well.
Grab a drink, some fresh local eats and relax to the sound of live local music. Did we mention that this is a licensed Market with a bar? Yep and plenty of chill out zones to stop and relax in.
La Vie Boheme Market Festival
Burswood Space 20 Thorogood Street
Burswood, Western Australia 6100 Australia
Saturday 2nd Oct 10am – 3pm
Sunday 3rd Oct 10am – 3pm
Kids under 12 free
Saturday 2nd Oct 5pm – 9pm (18yrs+ only)
$15 entry including an intimate concert featuring some of Perth’s best Bands
Kalamunda artisan market
One of the premier destinations in Perth, the Kalamunda Artisan Market is the only place to meet over 170 of the famous makers and growers from our great state.
Shop, taste, and explore the best Perth and the Perth Hills region have to offer on the first Saturday of every month.
Founded by the Rotary Club of Kalamunda in 2000 to raise much-needed funds for local and international charitable projects, the markets have grown into one of Perth’s premier tourism destinations.
The market is managed and staffed by volunteers from Rotary whose dedicated time over the years has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable projects worldwide
Kalamunda Artisan Market
First Saturday of every month, 8:30am – 2pm
Central Mall and Town Square Kalamunda WA
the provedores market
The Provedores Market is back for the summer season on Saturday 9th October I 6th November I 4th December.
Held out the front of Pisconeri Fine Foods & Wines in Mt Hawthorn, the market is a chance to celebrate all things Italian. Set in a rustic, traditional setting you will feel just like you are back in italy!
With a selction of of fantastic food stalls selling artisan baked goods, freshly shucked oysters, piadina, pasta, arancini, cannoli, woodfired pizza along with cold pressed juices, coffee and traditional lemonade, there is something for everyone. Let the kids join in art activities while you relax in the fully licensed outdoor bar listening to live music.
Take the time to explore Pisconeri Fine Foods & Wines and all they have to offer. Sample specialty cheeses, cured meats, olive oil & wine in tastings led by our experts. Join in the free Pasta Classes that we have running throughout the day.
It really is a great way to spend a Saturday. Come along and enjoy this family friendly, dog friendly, fun and free event!
The Provedores Market
Saturday 9th October I 6th November I 4th December, 9am – 4pm
Pisconeri Fine Foods & Wines
106-110 Hobart Street, Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016
rag pop up
They’re back at the Magnificent Perth Town Hall Oct 16 for their Spring Fashion & Accessory Event & Nov 27 for their Mega Christmas Event over Two Floors.
Shop over 60 stands of pure talent & creativeness under the one roof. Rag Pop Up is Western Australia’s only Fashion dedicated Market for Designers, Emerging Designers & Local Makers specialising in Clothing and Accessories for Women, Men, Baby and Kids.
Rag Pop Up collaborates with Perth’s finest and most talented creatives and bring them together in the one venue and connect them with like-minded shoppers. Besides Designer & Local Brands, shoppers can also shop a great array of Vintage, High End Pre-Loved and Up-Cycled Stalls.
Rag Pop Up in the City
SPRING FASHION & ACCESSORY EVENT – Saturday 16th October, 10am – 4pm
MEGA CHRISTMAS EVENT – Saturday 27 November, 10am – 4pm
Perth Town Hall
summer x salt
Perth’s award-winning beachside market is back for it’s biggest season yet!! Jam packed full with new and exciting pop-up activities, community wellness, amazing LOCAL stalls, beachside chills, live music and MORE this season is not to be missed!
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗜𝗦 𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝘅 𝗦𝗔𝗟𝗧?
Summer x Salt is a series of surf, salty-lifestyle and sustainability focused community markets ideally located next to the beach at Clarko Reserve – Trigg!Each market is uniquely and carefully curated, showcasing new and amazing talent at each event. With delicious food trucks, fresh juice and coffee carts, live music, free wellness and family activities and Perth’s best designers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
✹ 7am – 8am Community Meditation
✹ 8am – 9am Community Yoga
✹ 9am – 10am Community Pilates
✹ 9am – 11am Kids Workshops
✹ Ice Baths *Watch this space*This is a FREE event, plus dog friendly! BYO bags, cups, plates, bowls and cutlery. We are a 100% single use plastic free and waste free event!
𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗔𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗦𝗧 𝗜𝗧. 𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗗. 𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗦𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬.
SUMMER x SALT Community Markets
SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2021 FROM 09:00-13:00
Clarko Reserve Trigg
Karrinyup Road & West Coast Drive
made on the left
If you’re anything like us, every year you promise yourself that you’ll shop early and beat the Christmas shopping rush. Well this year, the Made on the Left Christmas Market can help you get a little more organised. Come and join Perth’s longest running hand-made designer market at the Esplanade Park, Fremantle. See all your favourite creative talents and pick up some amazing one-of-a-kind, isolation inspired, Christmas gifts all loving hand-made right here in WA. See less
Made on the Left was formed in 2008 by five independent designers with the intention of supporting Western Australian creative talent.
The first Made on the Left market was held at the Hyde Park Hotel as a one-day event on July 12th, 2008. Since then Made on the Left has constantly grown to bigger, brighter locations including food vendors, local musicians and workshops.
Now into our 11th year, Made on the Left has remained a not for profit organisation that supports the best independently made art, design, fashion and homewares created right here on the left side of Australia. We continue to create events and activities to promote independent art, design and fashion from all around Western Australia. Our amazing stallholders all exclusively feature their own designs at the markets, with all products either handmade by the designer or fully produced in WA.
SATURDAY 30TH & SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER : 10am – 5pm
Made on the Left – Handmade Christmas Market
Esplanade Park, Fremantle
Saturday 30th Oct 10am – 5pm
Sunday 31st Oct 10am – 5pm
made it markets
The famous handmade-in-WA-only markets, held in Whiteman Park near the Main Village area.
Here you will find over 70 stalls with products ranging from artworks to crafts, from sweet treats to clothing. Everything handmade here in WA!
These markets are run in conjunction with our WOOF at Whiteman markets so you’ll also be able to see lots of stalls with pet products and services.
Completely pet-friendly as long as they are on a lead.
Sunday 14 November 2021, 10am – 4pm
233 Drumpellier Drive formerly, 99 Lord Street, Whiteman WA
woof at whiteman
Markets featuring all things pet-related, including treats, outfits, info stalls and pet rescue stands!
These markets are set in Whiteman Park’s beautiful village setting, and right beside a huge covered playground.
Come and enjoy the day with family, there’s lots of free entertainment for the kids plus food trucks, animal farm, pony rides and more.
Your dog is most welcome too, on lead.
These markets are run in conjunction with our Made-It markets which are exclusively WA Made markets featuring crafts, art, gifts and foodie treats.
Woof at Whiteman
Sunday 14 November 2021, 10am – 4pm
233 Drumpellier Drive formerly, 99 Lord Street, Whiteman WA
perth hills artisan markets
The Perth Hills Artisan Markets, the biggest indoor artisan market in Perth.
Kicking off bright and early at 9.30 am, this market is held over two floors (accessed via lift or stairs) and proudly showcases WA’s finest
woodworkers, potters, jewellers and gourmets under one roof, mixed in with wine, gin, artists, painters, clothing and toymakers!
Come meet the PHAMily.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant community atmosphere and show some love to local creatives by perusing and purchasing the curated selection of great art for your walls, jewellery for special wear and every day, handmade clothing & accessories for the family, beautiful woodwork and amazing pottery! You are sure to find great birthday/anniversary gift ideas for friends and family too.
PLUS there is ‘MINI PHAMs’, an exciting selection of youth vendors aged 18 years and under! Look out for their special logo and support these
fabulous up and comers!
Adding to the fun is music all day long, the chance to chat with neighbours, friendly volunteers and local business owners (whilst socially
distanced, of course) and indulge in a delicious meal or sweet treat from the food trucks!
Other unique experiences on offer include FREE children’s activities, FREE face painting with Vanessa from All About You Face Painting (from
11 am, a gold coin donation is always welcome) and much more! Make sure to check out the sensory stall by students from one amazing school, plus other special sensory stalls.
Perth Hills Artisan Markets supports the Perth Hills ‘PHAMily’ – independent artists, crafters, makers, producers and creatives who take pride in what they make and share their passion with the wider community. Come and see what makes the hills so special for yourself. See you all there!
*Please note there will be a number of restrictions at the door and visitors may have to queue before they gain entry.
Please note a COVID Safety Plan is in place along with QR Code and manual entry forms available at the front desk along and hand sanitiser.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed, only assistance guide dogs.
Perth Hills Artisan Market
THE PHAM – 14th November, 9:30am – 3pm
PHAM MEGA MARKET WEEKEND – 11 December, 9:30am – 3pm
MEGA CHRISTMAS MARKET – Sunday 12 December, 9:30am – 3pm
swan settlers market
Swan Settlers Market, located in the heart of the Swan Valley, is home to a wonderful range of friendly and passionate artisans, growers and producers!
Entry is FREE and all are welcome. Come along with your family and friends and discover numerous stalls offering, fresh produce, handmade arts, crafts, treats, fashion and accessories.
There is also an international food court, a gin distillery and cellar door, treats and confectionery, preserves, chutneys, cheese, and of course, coffee and cake!
Plus live music, kids’ activities and playgrounds, and so much more! The market is indoor and air-conditioned with free parking and only 30 minutes from Perth CBD.
History Of The Market Place
Framed by a rumbling railway, rolling hills and lush vineyards, the Swan Settlers Market has a rich historical tapestry woven into its 100-year-old walls.
The building was constructed on the rich growing soils of the Swan Valley in 1919, to utilise the convenience of the East-West railway line. The fruit packing shed was the lifeblood of the region, showcasing the sun-kissed produce of the Valley through all seasons and became one of the largest fruit exporters in WA.
It began with soldier resettlement after World War I. Originally a large landholding, it was divided into ten acre-blocks to encourage the soldiers to come back and re-establish themselves in the region. They were given plots of land to grow grapes and apricots that were packed inside this massive shed. Unfortunately, the soldiers were not amazing growers and the land was eventually taken over by new settlers.
In the late 1920s, a large number of Yugoslavian men wandered over from the Goldfields, and eventually took over Swan Settlers Co-Operative. They were the largest populations of Yogoslavians outside of Europe. It was because of this that the Yugoslavian King Peter II, visited the humble Valley and Co-Op circa in the late 1930s. After 80 years of operation, Swan Settlers Co-op had to close its doors.
Now, new life has sprung and the corridors are once again pumping with people and purpose.
The Swan Valley is steeped in history and amazing talent.
Swan Settlers Market
Saturdays & Sundays, 9am – 5pm
124 Lennard Street, Herne Hill
mt claremont farmers market
Mount Claremont Farmers’ Market has been a popular meeting place for locals and visitors since 2007. Situated in the leafy suburb of Mount Claremont, the Market brings together growers and consumers, provides a relaxed meeting place and teaches the origins of foods. The Market is successfully run by the Mount Claremont Primary School P&C and all profits are used for the benefit of the children at the school. They operate every Saturday morning – rain, hail or shine – with the exception of one or two Saturdays after Christmas.
The Market’s 55 stalls tempt patrons with sustainable produce and delicious, locally made products. You can stock up on organic and heirloom vegetables and fresh herbs, just-picked fruits from the orchard, grass-fed beef, lamb and pork, free range chicken, freshly caught seafood, olive oils, unprocessed honey, farmstead cheeses, cultured butter, artisan breads and more!
The Market caters for people with special dietary requirements such as vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Their granola, speciality loaves, natural nut butters, cakes and pastries are so good, you wouldn’t even know they’re gluten free!
They also have stalls offering handmade arts, crafts and jewellery, homewares, natural and organic body products, eco-friendly food wraps and cleaning products, plants and flowers and even nutritious handmade meals and treats for your dog!
The decked area is popular with breakfast goers. Hot food stalls include bacon and egg wraps, sweet & savoury crepes, gourmet toasties, vegetable gyoza and Japanese pancakes. In addition to hot coffee, there’s also popular Nitro cold brew, a wide variety of raw cold-pressed juices and the kids will love the real fruit popsicles and creamy coconut ice-creams.
So grab your reusable market bag and bring your adventurous spirit along!
Mt Claremont Famers Market
Saturday Mornings, 7:30am – 11:30am
103 Alfred Road, Mount Claremont