August 2022 - Events - What's On

Cockatoo Country Market

Sat 6th Aug 2022

8.30am - 1.30pm 

Stalls include fresh produce, pantry items, crochet and knitwear, leather goods, wooden goods, plants, gift items and other local businesses (stalls do vary depending on season). Food options include coffee van, scones, slices and biscuits, as well as hot chips and burgers. Stalls are located both indoors and outdoors. Please comply with current COVID rules.

77 Pakenham Road, Cockatoo

Kallista Community Market

Sat 6th Aug 2022

9am - 1pm 

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Monbulk Produce Market

Sat 13th Aug 2022

9am - 1pm Free Entry

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.

50 Main Road, Monbulk

Geoff Achison Live

Sat 13th Aug 2022

7:30pm $20

Geoff Achison is a blues-roots artist from Australia best known for his guitar playing and songwriting. 
Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He released his debut album in the early 90s and began touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe.  Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues whilst embracing a variety of music styles. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. 

5/329-331 Belgrave-Gembrook, Emerald

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 14th Aug 2022

9 am - 2 pm Free Entry

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. 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 facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Reynolds Lane, Belgrave

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 21st Aug 2022

10am - 3pm Enquiries: 03 5968 3881

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful 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. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Generator Operation & Safety Demonstration

Sun 21st Aug 2022


Emerald Co-Op Mitre 10 in conjunction with Hills recovery project at cockatoo community house and Emerald Lions Club are teaming up to give locals an opportunity to learn about the operations and safety of generators. As there have been numerous weather-related power cuts in the past few years the local community are frequently relying on generators - this activity will teach people correct operating procedures and safe operation.

315-317 Main Road, Emerald

Meet the Trader - Cog Bikes

Tue 23rd Aug 2022

5.30pm to 7.30pm Free

Come and hear the story behind the owners of Cog Bikes & how they collaborate with local businesses to provide the best customer experience for their bike hirers that use the Eastern Dandenong Ranges & Warburton Trails at their new hire & retail store in Monbulk.

53 Main Road. Monbulk

Honey Bee Night

Sat 27th Aug 2022

6pm - 10pm $75 per person

Do you have Bees? Are you interested in having Bees? Do you have Bees and need some help? Then this night is for you! Bec from Bec Bees will bee here to help you out and hopefully answer any questions you may have. We have created a two-course meal inspired by honey. And we also have a cheeky little honey cocktail for you to try.

Tickets $75.00 available from Hairy Dog Café

68 Main Street, Gembrook

Gembrook Market

Sun 28th Aug 2022

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.

Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook-Pakenham Rd, Gembrook

Seed of Life Farmers Market

Sun 28th Aug 2022

8am until 1pm Free

The Seed of Life Farmers Market is a non-for-profit that runs on the 4th Sunday of every month. Our mission is to support local ethical growers, producers and artists around the foothills of Mt. Dandenong in Melbourne. We're a group of Permaculture enthusiasts that creates a monthly meeting place where the community can come together to share their resources, ideas and pick up fresh local produce.

43 Main Street, Upwey

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