May 2024 - Events - What's On

Sat 4th May 2024

First Saturday of the Month, 8.30am - 1.30pm

The Cockatoo Country Market is your local artisan market held in Cockatoo in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Where possible stall holders offer locally grown and made products.

Sun 5th May 2024

1st Sunday of the Month, except January, 9am - 2pm Gold coin donation

Rotary Club of Lilydale's Craft and Produce Market has over 35 stalls and easy parking. You'll find a range of local crafts, plants, jewellery and baby clothes as well as fresh eggs, fruit and vegies, honey and other delicious fare to take home or eat browsing for birthday or Christmas presents or just a treat for yourself! Entry is a gold coin donation which funds Rotary's local community projects.

Sun 5th May 2024

9am - 2pm FREE

Enjoy live music as you stroll through the food, fashion and homewares stalls. Watch your own oliebollen (Dutch donuts) fried right in front of your eyes, sprinkled with sugar and magic. Snap up your own home made lemon butter, relish or jams before they get sold out (they are our most popular items!). Get some local honey to top up your pantry. A fun day for all the family.

Sun 5th May 2024

10am – 4pm FREE

Join us for family fun on the mountain! Savour roasted chestnuts, delicious food, chai tea, coffee, and mulled wine.

The Kalorama Chestnut Festival is a cherished annual community festival featuring family entertainment, handicraft and food stalls, workshops, and local musical talent. Explore the diverse range of stalls showcasing locally made handicrafts and produce.

Raising much-needed funds for Mount Dandenong Preschool and Mount Dandenong Primary School, the Festival is a local institution and a much-loved family day out that celebrates the humble chestnut.

Mon 6th May 2024 Tue 28th May 2024

Every Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Sat 11th May 2024

2nd Saturday of the month, 9am - 1pm

Monbulk Produce Market at top of main street brings fresh seasonal produce, home baked good and wares to our local town where the community. Make it, Bake it, Grow it. Meet the producers and everyone benefits.

Markets can be seasonal or cancelled due to weather so please check the links for market updates to avoid disappointment.

Sun 12th May 2024

2nd Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Sun 12th May 2024

The perfect place to bring Mum on Mother's Day. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and take in the autumn colour. Enjoy a delicious Mother's Day lunch or maybe experience an authentic High Tea. Browse the gorgeous shops with many gift ideas for Mum. Stay a little longer and book a weekend away with Mum or maybe give her a voucher to organise a relaxing break away when it suits her. You'll find everything for the perfect day out with Mum in the Villages.

Sat 18th May 2024

3rd Saturday of the Month, 9am - 1pm

Situated at the base of the mountain on the way to Lilydale the Montrose Market has a variety of craft and fresh produce stalls. Drop in on the way out to the Yarra Valley.

Sun 19th May 2024

3rd Sunday of the month, 10am - 3pm

A vibrant and colourful market featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Markets can be seasonal or cancelled due to weather so please check the links for market updates to avoid disappointment.

Sun 19th May 2024

11.15am - 4.50pm $120

Get ready for the ultimate artistic adventure that combines boundless creativity with breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges in Puffing Billy Railway’s new Paint & Sip experience. Offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature, find inspiration, and explore your artistic side, the three-hour Paint & Sip session starts with a captivating steam train ride from Belgrave to Lakeside, allowing you to traverse the heritage railway route – including the unique opportunity to dangle your legs from the carriage sill – and let the beauty of nature fuel your imagination.

Sun 26th May 2024

4th Sunday of the Month, 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Sun 26th May 2024

9am - 2pm FREE

Upwey Community Market brings artisan makers, creators & shakers from small local businesses & community groups to town. Bring the entire family to take a stroll & enjoy what's on offer. Chat with the local makers & community groups. We can't wait to welcome you to our family friendly community market.

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