The Weekender: February 26 – 28

EXPLORE Melbourne’s laneway culture and street art, get into the Japanese summer spirit, visit the handmade haven in Prahran, or enjoy day of unlimited yoga and meditation. Trinh Le has got your weekend covered.

The Creators Market
Saturday, February 27 (10.30am – 4.00pm) | Prahan Town Hall (180 Greville St, Prahran)

The Wild Nothing's herbal teas and tisanes at the Creators Market

The Wild Nothing’s hand-crafted herbal teas and tisanes are among the highlights of the Creators Market. Photo supplied.

Treat yourself to all the beautiful things that local makers, bakers and craftsfolk have to offer this Saturday at The Creators Market hosted by Prahran Town Hall, where beautiful design is everything!

Keep an eye out for Tian Ceramics’ delicate handcrafted works, which boast an impressive portfolio of lovingly crafted rings, bowls and vessels; or the Wild Nothing’s handmade herbal teas and tisanes.

This is a FREE entry event. For more information on vendors and what you can find at the Creators Market, head to their Facebook page.

MARCS Festival
Sunday, February 28 (12.00pm – 7.00pm) | ACDC Laneway & Duckboard Place

MARCS Festival 2016

Think you know enough about Melbourne? The MARCS Festival will make you think again. Photo supplied.

Inspired by Melbourne’s quintessential laneway culture and street art, MARCS Festival (Melbourne Art Restaurant Cocktail Sound) will be showcasing live street art murals, hawker-style food, and live bands.

Spoil your tastebuds with meatball sliders, Calzone, Raclette, prawn buns, English pies, ceviche and pork belly rolls from Terra Rossa (Italian), Papa Goose (Modern British), Harley House (Peruvian) and The Swiss Club (Swiss).

Local bands not to miss include Zevon, The Werewolves of Melbourne, The Eighty 88’s, Malcura & Shazam among others.

Entry is free and this is an all-ages event. Visit their official website for the full lineup of bands and vendors.

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival
Sunday, February 28 (12.00pm – 6.00pm) | Federation Square (Corner Swanston St & Flinders St)

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2016

Indulge yourself in the true Japanese summer festival spirit at Federation Square. Photo supplied.

This festival brings you the best of Japanese traditional performances, food and activities that you have come to love – including origami, yo-yo balloon catching, toy fishing and shooting games.

Get into the Japanese spirit with the “bon odori” dance, Taiko drumming and even a real-life Sumo. And of course, you can find lots of food stalls offering sushi, okonomiyaki and classic bento!

This, again, is a FREE event. Check out the full timetable at their official website.

Salute the Sun Yoga Festival
Sunday, February 28 (9.00am – 4.00pm) | Treasury Gardens (2 – 18 Spring St, East Melbourne)

Salute the Sun Yoga Festival 2016

Salute the sun and find your inner peace in the beautiful Treasury Gardens. Photo supplied.

Create your own sunshine with the Salute the Sun Yoga Festival this weekend, in a space open to experienced yogis and beginners alike, meditators, peace-lovers, or mindfulness-seekers.

Do some meditation, watch some yoga, enjoy some foodie delights, listen to some music, then go home feeling full of energy. No experience needed, just bring yourself and a yoga mat (unless you’re okay with grass!).

A ticket will set you back $35 – $50. Tickets are not available at the gate, so it’s essential to book beforehand.

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