One of the best things about Summer besides the many good excuses to eat ice-cream are the markets that adorn the street corners around the city. Arts and crafts markets have revived themselves in the past couple of years, with amazing new talent bringing their art to the streets.

Here are some of the best Markets that are set to happen around the Country:

MELBOURNE:

The Big Design Market

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The Big Design Market is a one of a Kind in all of Australia, bringing together the best independent designers and crafters Australia has to offer over 3 days.

WHEN: 5-7th December

WHERE: The Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne

QVM Summer Night Market

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The Summer Night Market at the Queen Vic Market is one of the best Markets in Summer, with amazing food stalls that boast amazing local restaurants and street food vendors, along with a great collection of vintage and modern clothing and jewellery.

WHEN: November 5th-March 25th 2015

WHERE: Queen Victoria Market

Therry Street Market

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Running in conjunction with the Summer Markets, the Therry Street Market features some of the best Vic Market stalls with some great tunes to enjoy the warmth with while you shop!

WHEN: 13th-23rd November

WHERE: Therry Street

SYDNEY:

Blacktown Christmas Market

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Blacktown is once again holding its annual Christmas Market with special events on the 21st just before Christmas arrives!

WHEN: 21st December

WHERE: Cricketers Arms road

Mona Vale Laneway Market

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Herald in the Sunshine and warm Summer nights with the Mona Vale Laneway Market, a pop-up market that only occurs a few times a year!

WHEN:  14th & 28th November

WHERE: Park Street Mona Vale

BRISBANE:

The Finders Keepers Market

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With some of the best vintage, quirky, unique items anyone can find, The Finders Keepers market is one of the best summer markets, with great food and awesome live bands to sit back and enjoy the sun with.

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays

WHERE: Brisbane Old Museum Building

 Twilight Markets at Wynnum Central

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Located just a stones throw away from the Beach, the Wynnum Markets offer some great vintage wares, retro arts and crafts and handmade jewellery.

WHEN:  First Saturday of Each Month, Next in December 2014

WHERE: Wynnum Central

ADELAIDE:

Adelaide Night Market 

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Happening on the last Sunday of each month, The Adelaide Night Market is a great place to try some local cuisine, soak up some tunes and check out some awesome vintage wares.

WHEN: Sunday 30th November 4pm-8pm, December 14th and late December-March

WHERE: Prince Henry Gardens North Terrace

Summer Fridays in the East End

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Adelaide’s premier shopping district East End becomes a hub of activity on a Friday Summer’s night, with food and shopping to keep you going for hours!

WHEN: Friday nights in Summer

WHERE: East End (Ebenezer Place)

PERTH:

Twilight Hawkers Market

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Perths original and biggest Street food market, the Twilight Hawkers Market gives city dwellers the chance to experience some of the best and most unique cuisines from around the world all through the balmy Summer months.

WHEN: Every Friday 4:30pm-9pm

WHERE: Forrest Place Perth