The Weekender: July 12 – 14

THIS weekend, shop smart at Queen Victoria Market, catch fireworks and theatrical displays at Docklands, indulge in vintage clothing and learn about Melbourne’s streets and clusters. Vivian Tan will be your guide. 

Foodies’ Dream Tour
July 13 – 27; Queen Victoria Market (513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne)

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Shop smart this weekend at Queen Victoria Market. Photo: Tim Gerland via Flickr

Apart from being just humongous, convenient and having a great variety of produce, Queen Victoria Market is also a popular tourist attraction.

This weekend, visitors will have the chance to learn about this historic attraction all the while picking up shopping tips for the market along the way.

The tour runs for two hours and includes a coffee, food samples and tastings, recipes from the best chefs and a recyclable shopping bag to store your smart buys.

For bookings and more information, visit the Queen Victoria Market’s website.

Docklands Fireworks
July 5 – August 30; The Piazza at Docklands (429 – 437 Docklands Dr, Docklands)

Photo: SJ Liew via Flickr

The fireworks aren’t the only attraction at Docklands. Photo: SJ Liew via Flickr

Visitors will be captivated as Docklands comes to life this weekend with light and colour.

Docklands Winter Fireworks will occur every Friday night through until the end of August. There are many ways for visitors to enjoy the fireworks – whether it’s curling up on a mat or dining at one of the many restaurants that are in perfect view.

Other forms of entertainment on throughout the night include circus acts, roving performers and illuminated characters.

For session times and more information refer to Dockland Winter Fireworks’ official event page.

Urban Market
July 14; 12.00pm – 5.00pm; Lord Newry Hotel (543 Brunswick St, Melbourne)

Photo: Steven Depolo via Flickr

Urban Market’s one-day sale is a must-visit for vintage collectors. Photo: Steven Depolo via Flickr

Vintage sales and markets have been very trendy lately, however, amongst all the hip places to shop at, the Urban Market is one that certainly stands out this weekend.

Those visiting the Urban Market will be able to enjoy champagne, live music and baked goodies – all while shopping for dirt cheap vintage wear!

All sorts of clothing will be sold at this sale, however vintage threads will be the centre of attention.

It’s a one-day event this Sunday afternoon so be sure to head on down to snap up a few bargain threads!

For more information, check out Urban Market’s Facebook event page.

Cluster Exhibition
April 30 – July 30; City Gallery (Ground Floor, 110 Swanston St)

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Learn a bit of Melbourne history this weekend. Photo: Jon Connell via Flickr

Ever wondered how Melbourne’s streets got their names and clusters?

Whether it’s the Greek precinct in the city, the Italian precinct in Carlton or the many other locales scattered across Melbourne’s suburbs, every laneway in this city has its own special name and story behind it.

Melbourne has more than a thousand clusters and this exhibition will let visitors in on the story behind them.

A few interesting tidbits include how some football stars from the 80s along with The Beatles have influenced Melbourne’s street names and clusters.

For more information regarding this exhibition, head over to the City of Melbourne website.

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