In October, Dandenong Market will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. To celebrate, we will be hosting a massive 150th Jubilee festival from 10am - 4pm with delicious food, performances and activities.
The free event will include popular food trucks and stalls, symbolising the immigrant groups that made Dandenong Market their home throughout our 150th history. What's your flavour? Italian, Indian, Vietnamese? We'll have a delicious array of freshly-made food for you to choose from.
For the event, Dandenong Market has partnered with Multicultural Arts Victoria for a day of performances from local bands and artists, on the Emerge stage. Performances will include Trident, a fusion ensemble who combine North Indian classical music with Western music; Bindaas Bollywood Dance; and Sol Nation who draw upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of reggae, samba, funk, salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music.
The Jubilee celebration will also feature fun for the whole family: we'll have a whole zone for free face painting, Tā moko face painting and henna body art.
In homage to the market's 150 years, visitors can also take selfies in our interactive photo booth which will be a 19th century market stall, complete with colonial-era costumes and props to try on and pose with.
The Jubilee will also feature an interactive animal farm - a nod to our livestock market routes - and a fun fair will complete the event with old-fashioned games and rides for visitors to enjoy. Try your luck with the laughing clowns or try and knock over the milk bottles! The fairground rides will be confirmed soon.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED