It’s a brand new year and we’ve got a brand new event to celebrate!
SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2019
10AM – 3PM
2/30A THE CENTREWAY, PRESTON VIC 3072
Preston Market is bursting with culture, from food to fashion, our visitors and traders.
Smell & taste your way through the Market with so many colourful cuisines on offer from our traders ranging from Greek, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, Italian, Spanish & so much more! There is also a great lineup of pop-up food stalls as well!
See & hear a wonderful world of entertainment from cultural dance groups and live musicians, explore & purchase cultural arts & join in on the free cultural activities from all over the world!
There is nothing better than the whole community coming together to celebrate diversity!
Do you have special dietary requirements? Click below for a list of dietary options from all our permanent food stalls and pop-up food stalls as well.
Please note all dietary options may be specific to some menu items.
Live Entertainment - Full Line-up
Caribay Dance 10am - 10:10am
These Venezuelan beauties are colourful and definitely have the moves! Enjoy a mix of African roots into a Venezuelan culture and folklore. More Information
Melbourne Djembe 10:10am - 10:25am
African drummers & dancers will wake you up and start off the morning with a bang! More Information
The Melbourne Chinese Choir 10:30am - 11am
Established in 1991 with a diverse group of performers. Listen to the soothing voices of Chinese music. More Information
Don Sherman the Singing Chef 11am - 12pm
You can't go past this singing chef. Watch him as he cooks up a Sri Lankan storm while singing along. You'll also get to taste test his creation. Enjoy live performances from Sri Lankan and Hindi dance groups too. This is going to be a jam packed show! More Information
ZEN - 12:00pm -12:15pm
Performing traditional Japanese dances which are energetic and powerful called Yosakoi and Yosakoi Soran. More Information
VASS Arabic Women Dance Folklore Group 12:15pm - 12:35pm
A wonderful group of refugees from Arabian countries will be performing a fashion parade dance dressed in beautiful traditional folklore costumes. More Information
Manasis School of Dance 12:45pm - 1:30pm
OPA! Manasis really know how to get the crowd going with their Greek dancing! More Information
Super Mande Percussion 1:35pm - 1:55pm
A performance by students of Super Mande using African drums. The unique sounds of Africa are bound to get you up and dancing like there's no tomorrow! More Information
Comhaltas Melbourne - 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Enjoy the wonderful Irish sounds from the Comhaltas Melbourne music band. More Information
Victorian Blacksea Turkish Cultural Association - 2:40pm - 3:00pm
You'll be amazed by the way this Turkish dance group can move their feet! They'll be performing two traditional Karadeniz dances and a Bicak dance as well! More Information
Pop-Up Food Stalls & Permanent Food Traders
I Love Churros - Spanish Flavours
Authentic Spanish churros and chocolate with ingredients imported directly from Spain! You can find I love Churros located near Aldi at Kiosk 10. Find their pop-up stall as well offering special menu items such as Sangria, Patatas Bravas and La Coppa. More Information
Jasio's Kitchen - Polish Flavours
Try a delicious menu of homemade traditional polish potato pancakes, beef goulash, Kransky rolls and more! More Information
Chunana - Indian Flavours
If you're looking for a vegan option, look no further than Chunana. Their vegan indian-fusion snacks are great for your pallet. They'll be offering Vegan butter chicken, Zucchini Bhajis, Smashed Avo Chaat & much more! More Information
Moskew - Tibetan Flavours
Get a taste of Tibetan food and try out these hand made dumplings and delicious lamb skewers. More Information
Frencheese - French Flavours
Who doesn't love melted cheese poured all over sauteed potatoes, cured meat, salad and cornichon! Yummo! More Information
Kimu Korean Japanese Eatery
Mixing Korean & Japanese flavours together to create art in a bowl. Try Teriyaki Chicken, Koreano Chicken & Veg Bibimbam. More Information
Handmade to perfection; grab a bite of these delicious polish dumplings with a choice of beef, potato & cheese & mushroom & Sauerkraut fillings! More Information
Mini Chocolate Krofni
Specially made Macedonian donuts with chocolate topping!
Steki - Greek Flavours
Stall C211 - Authentic Greek cuisine from meat platters, to gyro wraps to haloumi chips and Greek dessert! More Information
Drums - Sri Lankan Flavours
Stall C245C - Feast your eyes on a display of colourful Sri Lankan dishes. More Information
Peter's Pizza - Italian Flavours
Stall C207 - Grab a slice or two of their traditional pizzas ranging from your cheesy original, Margherita, BBQ Chicken, Vegetarian and many more to suit your taste buds.
Gringo Paella - Spanish Flavours
Stall N27 - Did you know that this Paella is an award winning Paella! 4th in world to be exact! If that doesn't tell you how good this Paella is then we don't know how else to convince you! You just have to see for yourself! More Information
Ishtar Borek & Falafel - Middle Eastern Flavours
Stall C245B - So many great menu items to try such as lamb, spinach and cheese or potato borek, falafel wraps, Iraqi kebabs, lahmajoun and so much more! More Information
South Melbourne Dim Sims - Chinese Flavours
Stall N26 - The famous dim sims that you don't have to travel far for. We have them right here at Preston Market!
T's Vietnamese - Vietnamese Flavours
Stall C224 - Authentic tastes of Vietnam
El Alamo - South American Flavours
These pockets full of goodness are made from the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients: hand-carved beef, fresh herbs and vegetables wrapped and baked in freshly rolled pastry. More Information
Vinnies Pizza - Italian Flavours
Stall C238 - Vinnies is voted the best pizza in Melbourne. You wouldn't want to miss out on a slice or more of their pizza pie!
Cornutopia - Mexican Flavours
Let's Taco bout these Mexican Tacos that everyone loves! More Information
Fresh Daily Gozleme - Turkish Flavours
K002 - They live by their name and truly do make fresh daily Gozleme every Market day! Secretly we think their Gozleme is the best in the North!
Miss Kitty's Crepes & Shakes - American Inspired
N28 - Shake ya tale feather with a rockabilly style shake or Crepe. Inspired by old school American diners. More Information
Preston Sushi Bar - Japanese Flavours
Stall C213 - Beautifully presented sushi for all!
K2A - Fresh Sugar Cane Juice
Indian Tree - Indian Fashion & Accessories
Chinese Mask Making
Facial Mask Painting is of vital importance in Beijing opera, it is formed through dramatic artists’ long-term practice and their understanding and judgement of the roles in plays. You can choose a mask and decorate your very own. 10:00am - 2:30pm
Chinese Plum Blossom Ink-blow Painting
The plum blossom is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. The plum blossom is seen as a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. During this workshop, participants use straws and ink to blow the trunk, let the air pass through the straw and out. They will use cotton swab and colour to paint petals. This workshop is suitable for all ages.
10:00am - 2:30pm
Egyptian Puppet Show & Workshop
Workshop - Using recycled fabrics, cardboard, masking tape, glue, textas, sticks and split pins, learn how to make simple shadow puppets and stick puppets with moving parts.
Puppet Show - The Azura's Oasis Small Puppet Theatre is housed in an old suitcase. Stories from Ancient Egypt, the Ramayanna, and folk tales from around the world come to life with puppets, instruments, and a set that lights up!
10am - 2:30pm