What’s New in Melbourne?

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020 in Melbourne?

We hope that you are having a great start to the New Years!
Here are some fun events and food we recommend to check out.

Photo by Mitchell Luo


Summer Night Market
Queen Victoria Market
20/11/19 – 20/03/2020
Wednesdays: 5 – 10pm

Melbourne’s original favourite Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market for a huge Summer Season. Sip refreshing fruit cocktails at the new Palm Springs bar. Browse all the delicious food stores and try some street food. There is also live music and a game on the pop-up volleyball court.

For more Info: https://thenightmarket.com.au/

Family Market Riverside
Riverside Summer Purple Patch, 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006
8/12/2019 – 23/02/2020
Sundays: 10am – 4pm

Melbourne loves markets, so no surprise yet another one is popping up on summer Sundays. Family Market Riverside’s stalls offer everything from local wares, jewellery stores, face-painting and henna. Relax after you shop and enjoy the lawn games and DJs.

For more info: https://tinyurl.com/scnjanr

Lunar New Year at Crown
Crown Melbourne Riverwalk: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006
31/01/2020 – 02/02/2020
All day Fri, Sat, Sun

Get excited for the upcoming Lunar New Year! Don’t miss the fun when the Year of the Rat begins on Jan 25! Crown Entertainment Complex’s atrium will be transformed into beautiful installations of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. Crown’s Riverwalk is hosting a Hawkers Bazaar too, on 31 January-2 February. Enjoy free live music, lion dances and a fireworks display. Don’t forget to enjoy the spicy scents of many Asian food stalls.

For more info: https://tinyurl.com/thnbw4q

Light Up Melbourne Festival
Birrarung Marr
19/03/2020 – 22/03/2020

The festival will light up Melbourne with bigger-than-life custom-built lanterns, a variety of stalls showcasing Asian culture, traditions and cuisines set up along the bank of the Yarra River. The festival displays will include nine major lantern light installations, with the ‘Eternal Dragon’ as the main display as well as Majestic Flying Cranes, the Panda Village and Bamboo Walk.

For more info: https://tinyurl.com/queca3f


Pidapipo  – ice-cream

Pidapipo Gelateria in the CBD has granitas, Sicilian brioche ice-cream sandwiches and a custom pink terrazzo floor located on Degraves street, one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways.



Jungle Juice – coffee and brunch

Jungle Juice Bar on Centre Place serve seriously good coffee, using a house blend, along with delicious food.
Choose from a selection of soup, club sandwiches, chilli con carne or the Jungle Juice staple, New York style bagels.



Universal – Italian cuisine

Univeral is one of Melbourne’s most iconic Italian restaurant located on Lygon Street in Carlton.  Perfect for dining with groups of family or friends.
The diverse menu has an Italian heart of pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes including choices of steak, seafood or share plates for two.



@Ease Thai – Thai cuisine

Take it easy and enjoy a delicious authentic Thai meal @t Ease. Located on Lonsdale Street. Menu options include Chang Mai specialities such as mixed seafood pancake stack with cooked bean shoots and sriracha sauce as well as Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, green curry, satay skewers, and Tom Yum soup.


Let’s start off 2020 with a bang! 👍😊