Strolling down St Kilda's iconic beachside street market with your furry friend by your side offers the perfect Sunday vibe. This market, a staple of Melbourne since 1970, isn't just about shopping; it's about enjoying a bay side day out, surrounded by the laughter of fellow dog lovers and the inviting aroma of fresh food and artisanal crafts. It's where every turn offers something new for you and a sniff or a wag for your pooch. So, grab your dog's leash and make your way to St Kilda Esplanade Market for a day of fun, sun, and shopping.

Artisanal Finds for You and Your Pooch

At this market, it's all about discovering something special. Whether you're eyeing a handmade necklace, sniffing through natural candles, or picking out a new artwork, there's a stall for that. Each stall overflows with stories and passion. Local artists pour their hearts into everything, from stunning paintings to candles that smell like the Aussie outback.

St Kilda Esplanade dog friendly market

And let's not forget about our furry pals! With stalls like Proud Pet Slave and Queenies Pawprint, your dog can get in on the shopping action too, scoring some tasty treats or a stylish new leash.

Stroll through the market and you'll come across a delicious lineup of food trucks and coffee stalls. Grab a bite, sip on a latte, and soak in the beachside vibes. It's the perfect way to fuel up for a day of exploration.

Unique Attractions for Dog Owners

Every Sunday, the St Kilda Esplanade Market shows its love for dogs by spotlighting our furry friends with the "Puppy of the Day" contest. The chosen pup wins a $15 market voucher, perfect for a little pampering at any of the pet stalls. It's a celebration of the joy and uniqueness our canine companions bring into our lives, and every dog is invited to join in the fun.

Over at stall 60-61, there’s a special treat brewing for your four-legged friend. The eXpresso alfresco coffee trailer whips up delightful puppuccinos – a canine-friendly concoction. And the best part? Every sip contributes to a noble cause. All proceeds from these puppuccinos go to "LOVE YOUR SISTER," a charity dedicated to vanquishing cancer. It’s an opportunity for you and your pooch to share a moment of joy while supporting a great cause.

Location & Visiting St Kilda Esplanade Market

By Tram: Catch the 16 or 96 tram for a 15-minute ride straight to St Kilda from the city centre. It's fast and drops you right by the market. Visit PTV website for rules around animals on public transport.

Parking: Plenty of spots nearby for drivers. Street parking and car parks are both options.

Market Hours: Open every Sunday from 10am to 4am (10am to 5am on during daylight savings, and times may change due to weather condisitons). Note: Closed on St Kilda Festival Sunday in February.