Matariki at the Market

Published : June 13, 2018

​Sunday 17 June 2018

Dandenong Market is celebrating Māori new year Matariki with an event on Sunday 17 June featuring performances, activities and New Zealand street food.

Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades cluster of stars which rise in early June, heralding the start of a new year. Matariki is a time to connect with, and give thanks to the land, sea and sky. It is also a time for the community to come together and celebrate.

Inside Dandenong Market on the day:

  • Kapa haka performances by Nga Matai Purua
  • Live acoustic sessions with Soul Purpose
  • Free moko face painting
  • Plus: delicious food from NZ Street Food who will have location in Market Square and the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall


Event information

What: Matariki at the Market
Day: Sunday 17 June 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Market Square, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong
Cost: Free.
Parking: Parking is free for the event.
Getting here: Dandenong Market is located in the south east of Melbourne and can be accessed via the Monash Freeway (Stud Road exit) or Eastlink (Dandenong exit). Dandenong Market is also a 15 minute walk from the Dandenong train station.