Summer feels are back as Scarborough Sunset Markets returns.
Scarborough Sunset Markets – last year’s season saw record crowds, as thousands of locals and visitors descend on Scarborough Beach each Thursday to spend summer nights with their toes in the sand, wandering through a global market of culinary delights and sensory surprises.
This year is even better with the markets now taking full advantage of the amazing new Scarborough Beach redevelopment, the event spans from the purpose-built Scarborough Square down to the crisp white sands of the Amphitheatre.
What you can expect at Scarborough Sunset Markets
For the foodies
Thursday nights in Perth have never looked so good as over 100 foodies and retailers come together to showcase global cuisines, local treats and handcrafted wares. From BBQ meats, toasted curries, Italian street food, Asian dumplings, loaded crispy onion rings, gourmet hotdogs, authentic Lebanese, tasty Thai, Canarian cuisine, Malaysian satay, Brazilian bites, real Moroccan, the world famous flying noodles and Pincho’s paella to fried ice-cream, eatable cookie dough, French crepes and pastries, Greek donuts, Japanese sweets, chia pudding, waffles, raw treats, cold pressed juices, an entire bus full of lollies, bouquets of fairy floss and everything in between.
And we haven’t forgotten our vegan, vego or gluten free friends with loads of options on offer from Latina’s 100% plant based Latin American street food, raw vegan treats, vegan donuts, cinnamon rolls and brownies, real fruit ice cream, gluten free crepes and crème brulee to a green pasture of vegetarian dishes. And did we mention the vegan hot dogs and burger!!!
For the shoppers
The retail stalls will ensure you get your ultimate summer shopping fix each week, with goods ranging from natural skin cares, handmade candles, stylish street and beach clothing, hand crafted jewellery, landscape photography, aboriginal arts, home wares, fresh flowers, dog treats, Turkish beach towels and bathers to a tarot reader and relaxing massages.
Even something for the pups
For the most important member of the family (ya pooch!) we have a gourmet dog treat truck – ensuring all of your doggie’s wildest market dreams come true!
Look to the sky
And if uniqueness and fun wasn’t already in abundance – look up, as we decorate the skies with giant, colourful kites, embracing the easy breezy Scarborough airs. Or take to the sands as the sunsets and enjoy a breath-taking fire show and traditional Brazilian drumming sessions.
We have a huge array of music at this year’s markets bringing “life to everything” – from local DJ legend Shann igniting the beach and our Caribbean dream, DJ Flex bringing the beats in the clock tower all the way to the home grown guitar talents’ of Mitchell Ballardin and ukulele queens SheBar weaving their magic throughout the food village!
War on waste
While we are ALL about having fun, we are also very serious about the war on waste, and reducing the environmental footprint of our markets.
This year you will see loads of exciting GREEN & SUSTAINABLE initiatives introduced – but the key things to remember when attending the Scarborough Markets are;
1️. BYO Eat Kit: Patrons are encouraged to bring your own plates, cutlery and cups from home to enjoy your market meals. This is the #1 thing that will drive change in our environmental footprint, so we really encourage the community to B-Y-O!
2️. Buy an Eat Kit: If you can’t BYO we will have awesome Market Eat Kits to purchase at a subsidised rate from our Waste Warriors.
3️. Use the dedicated WASTE STATIONS to dispose of your waste. These stations will be manned by the glorious OzHarvest WA volunteers, who will ensure all waste is disposed of correctly.
Fun for the whole fam
For your continual dose of FREE FAMILY FUN the beach will be buzzing each night with games and activities including soccer, cricket, sandcastle comps, volleyball, totem tennis, tug-o-war, giant Jenga and all the sandpit toys your little ones will love!
Free shuttle bus
Avoid the parking hassles and jump on the FREE markets shuttle bus service each Thursday, thanks to the City of Stirling.
The shuttle bus service will run from 17:00 to 21:00. The first bus will depart from Trigg Beach Carpark (number 2) and head to the drop off point outside of La Capanina before making a return to Trigg.
The Shuttle will run approximately every 30 minutes, depending upon traffic.
A round of applause
As the sun sets into the ocean, the markets will come together to participate in the Scarborough tradition – the Scarborough Sunset Applause. An appreciation for the day that was and excitement for the night ahead. As the applause simmers the night sky will light up with fire shows and performances from some of Perth’s most exciting fire entertainers.
As you can see ALL your Thursday night dreams have been taken care of – all you need to bring is your own eat kit (or buy one from us!) and a good vibe- the rest is sorted!
Each week new and exciting vendors will be added to the mix to ensure there is always something fresh to discover at the Scarborough Sunset Markets.
Scarborough Beach Markets Details
When: Every Thursday night (7/11 to 20/4)
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: The Esplanade, Scarborough, Perth WA 6019
For more information visit scarboroughbeach.net.
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