Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival 2024

Sat 9th March, 2024 – Sun 10th March, 2024
South Melbourne Market
Cecil Street, South Melbourne
Price: Free entry
Aww shucks – the annual crustacean celebration returns with live music, cooking demonstrations, seafood specials and more.

South Melbourne Market’s annual two-day street party dedicated to mussels and jazz music is back.

Cecil Street is being blocked off and turned into a festival strip, with mussel-starring seafood dishes from market restaurants and stalls. But it isn’t all just mussels, with lobster rolls, soft-shell crab bao, paella, salt and pepper calamari, poke bowls and oysters on the menu. Enjoy offerings from Claypots Evening Star, Simply Spanish and Bambu plus pop-ups from St Ali, Orleans Moules Frites and and Mike’s Mussels.

If seafood isn’t your thing, the rest of the market will be open; get porchetta rolls, pizza, borek, French pastries, gelato and more.

On the jazz line-up, you’ll find Margie Lou Dyer, Steve Sedergreen, Adam Rudegeair, Noria Letts, Miss Lizzy and the Night Owls and more.

There’s also cooking demonstrations and giveaways throughout the weekend.

As it’s done in previous years, the festival will recycle mussel shells in partnership with The Nature Conservancy’s Shuck Don’t Chuck Program. It collects and cures mussel, oyster and scallop shells and uses them to rebuild reefs and ecosystems in Port Phillip Bay.

From 11am to 9pm both days.