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Sydney's Weekend Markets

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not visit one of Sydney’s colourful weekend markets!

There are few better ways to spend a weekend in Sydney than sauntering through the city’s many outdoor markets. With a focus on locally made, creative and environmentally friendly products, they are a treasure chest for art, homeware, organic food, fresh produce, as well as new and used fashion.

On Friday afternoons, wander through The Rocks 'Foodies Market' for irresistible chocolates, olive oils and homemade bread.

On Saturdays, get yourself to the Paddington Markets on Oxford Street, where more than 200 stallholders sell everything from baby shoes, to pot plants, to designer sunglasses.

For something a little more studentish, price-wise that is, check out the Glebe Markets at Glebe Public School. It’s ‘the’ place in Sydney for retro and recycled clothes as well as old books, CDs and quilts.

On the first Saturday of every month, the Pyrmont Grower's Market in Pyrmont Bay Park (opposite Star City) sells some of the best organic foods in Sydney, with onstage cooking demonstrations to inspire you in the kitchen.

For fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers as well as cheeses, meats and pastries, visit the Entertainment Quarter Village Markets at Fox Studios in Moore Park. It’s open from 10am-3pm.

On the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Kirribilli Markets take place on the fourth Saturday of every month at Bradfield Park. Collectables and antiques are found here, along with gourmet food stalls, second-hand clothes and accessories.

On Sunday, catch the 333 bus from Circular Quay or Oxford Square to Bondi Beach for the world-famous Bondi Markets at Bondi Public School. From vintage or cutting edge fashions, to paintings, photography, old records and designer T-shirts, this is where people come to see, and be seen.

On the first Sunday of every month, the old railway workshop at the heritage-listed 'Eveleigh Railyards' in Redfern hosts the Eveleigh Artisan’s Markets – a platform for emerging designers and artists to sell their wares.

And on Sunday afternoon it’s back to the Rocks Markets, where the focus switches from food to souvenirs, arts & crafts, as well as jewellery, fashion and Aboriginal instruments and prints.

Image: Courtesy of NSW Tourism

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