The Love Your Local Night Markets have grown up to be a moveable feast of Brisbane’s best street food and can be found each Friday night at one of the Southside’s many community clubs.
One of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, the markets originally started out at the Morningside Panthers AFL club as a monthly market. Now it has grown into a moving caravan of fabulous stalls that pulls in at several sites on the Southside each month.
The itinerary now looks like this: First Friday Hawthorne; Second Friday Cannon Hill Bowls Club; Third Friday rolling in to Hawthorne again, before ending up at Norman Park Bowls Club for Fourth Friday.
Love Your Local Markets are designed to bring together the community to relax with incredible street food, live music, cool stalls and great company.
Their mission is to invigorate community clubs with fresh appeal by introducing people who wouldn’t usually go to a community club via their lifestyle markets. Too many of these great clubs are closing through lack of interest, and they want to put them back on the map and give them a new lease of life.
“The idea is to offer the Southside the same mix of great grub, gourmet treats and good quality stalls that you can get across the river – but without the crowds,” says Love Your Local Founder Rebecca Lawrence. “All our sites have a licensed bar and a great tradition of live music so we expect people to come armed with fold up chairs and picnic rugs to relax with family and friends.”
Stalls include street food, coffee, vintage, hand crafted designs, homewares, kids fashion and much more. The markets caters for kids and offers live music, entertainment and activities to ensure there’s something of interest for everyone.
Markets will run Fridays 4pm – 8.30pm on the following dates in November:
November 7 – Hawthorne
November 14 – Cannon Hill
November 21 – Hawthorne
November 28 – Norman Park
For more details, check out our event guide listing.