It’s our 15th year of making market magic, and we’re bringing the fun back to Melbourne this July at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building! From ceramics to art, fashion and food, our market events are a celebration of creativity, slow-made and conscious shopping from 270+ local makers and designers. Join the mindfully made, thoughtfully bought revolution this winter!
Some sneaky highlights above to warm you up for the weekend! We are thrilled to bring back our curated lineup of independent designers, artists, makers and foodies under one roof. Start your maker wishlist, join the conscious shopping revolution, and invest in your community by shopping small and local. Want more? The full designer lineup is right here. (L to R): Knitato, Coral Covey Jewellery, Togetherness Design, Suki McMaster, Mama Movement and Shelby Sherrit.
Expanded Indigenous Maker Lineup:
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with us as we welcome our expanded Indigenous Program line-up in partnership with Aboriginal Melbourne and City of Melbourne. Featured sellers (L to R): Ange Jeffery, Uncle Charlie’s, Amber Days, Emma Stenhouse Art, Sea Bubs and Kenita-Lee. Discover the full lineup of Indigenous stalls here.
Treat yourself at our NEW Sweet Spot, featuring – you guessed it! – all our sweetest foodies! Mrs Browne Bakes is bringing her sought-after cookies from Ballarat; grab an ice cream from Billy Van Creamy or some of St. Gerry’s famous Greek doughnuts, stock up on Bendigo Brittle, or try some of Cakehouse Collectives’ freshly baked pies! Check out the rest of our tasty market eats lineup below:
Catch up with our friends from Minimum Wines and Molly Rose Brewing at the Neighbourhood Bars, who will be serving all of our favs and a bunch of new brews too! Plus, when you visit and sign up for our mailing list, you’ll go in the draw to WIN a prize pack from Minimum Wines!
Join in a creative journaling workshop with The Windsor Workshop & Dr Marion Piper. Create your own bespoke journal or notebook, learn how to start a sustainable journaling practice or get the how-to on art journaling. Find all the workshop info and book here!
The kids will get crafty too, with See Make Play bringing their much-loved workshops back to The Finders Keepers: decorate your own bumbag, pencil case or papier-mâché ice cream! All workshops donate to Starlight Australia. Drop in and play!
Music & Coffee:
Get your coffee hit from Allpress Espresso & Buena Onda – You’ll find them serving brews to keep you charging throughout the day. Plus, live DJ sets will keep you grooving all weekend with DJ Small Fry, Yeo, Rainbow Chan and Jazz Feldy soundtracking your visit.
See you at the markets!
Tickets: Our tickets are $6, with kids under 13 FREE! Buy them on the door (cashless only) or pre-purchase online now. When you pre-purchase your tickets, you’ll go in the running to win one of five annual subscriptions to Peppermint Magazine!
Visit our directions page for suggested parking and transport options. Whilst we love our furry friends, pets are unfortunately unable to visit the markets, with the acceptance of registered assistance dogs only.
Friday 7th July 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 8th July 10am – 5pm
Sunday 9th July 10am – 5pm
Don’t forget you can follow along with all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook event and page here (invite your market mates!). We will post live updates from the market on our Instagram page all weekend, and we’d love you to do the same. Use the hashtag #melbournefinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers. We’ll be re-sharing our favourites all weekend!