Community

The Bridge Market, hosted by The Bridge Traders is a a family friendly event supported by our great Ballarat community. ❤️ THE BRIDGE is the perfect outdoor location to buy your eggs, fruit, veg and meat, sample some gourmet treats and support local businesses. It’s a great family-friendly venue with local entertainers and plenty of fun for the kids with an animal fun farm and a mega-jumping castle.

❤️ THE BRIDGE  🌼 MARKET is a way to connect with the community. Lots of our market shoppers like to meet up with friends for a coffee catch up and to compare must have market goodies. So many regulars enjoy the variety of fresh quality produce, gourmet food, and local design products available on the first Saturday of every month. We have a large range of regular market stallholders as well as seasonal offerings throughout the year.

Every dollar raised from the market goes back into supporting this great monthly event. Our community support continues to grow. We have so many wonderful community groups supporting us. Here are some of our favourite community activations.

Some of our favourite community activations

BUG (Ballarat Ukulele Group) Performing the Toilet Paper Song.

The Ballarat Ukulele Group have been a regular fixture at The Bridge. It is a fact that when BUG are strumming their ukuleles, it is impossible not to shop the market in sync with the rhythm.

Lyric Theatre Flash Mob for their amazing production of Les Mis in 2020

The Lyric Theatre are an amazing community group in Ballarat overflowing with talent. In the lead up to their premiere of the highly successful production of Les Mis in 2020, we were lucky to experience their voices in the round as the cast (Bridge Market Shoppers) one by one revealed their voices in a truly amazing flash mob Farmer’s market performance.

BECS (Ballarat East Community Men’s Shed)

The awesome volunteers of BECS have been sizzling snags at The Bridge Market for a long time now. They show up rain, hail or shine to provide customers new and old with a tasty bite on the go. We’re grateful for their generosity of time and effort every month. Not only are their sausages awesome value, they’re hugely popular as ever and regularly sell out, they’re often spotted helping out as market volunteers in times of need.