By guest author Sarah Webb
What a better way to spend a summery Saturday night than under the stars, charmed by the lively atmosphere of Byron’s Twilight Markets. Found among the busy-ness of a Byron Bay Saturday night, is an elegant sanctuary of enchantment.
Byron night goers, prepare to be stopped in your tracks at the foot of a beautiful mirage.
This glistening image of twinkling fairy lights and brightly lit elegant market stalls is a vision which spreads across bustling Railway Park. Unlike a mirage of an oasis, this dreamy image is accompanied by the sweet aroma of cakes, street food, drinks and bands which, like a soothing alarm clock, wakes any onlooker up from considering this is a dream to realising it is the reality.
Begin your journey by following the path as it winds through the glistening stalls while lanterns, tea lights and fairy lights guide your path. Allow your imagination to wonder as your eyes are met with the marvel of your surroundings. Feast your eyes upon stalls filled with jewellery, artisan made products and holistic services (exclusively of the Byron Bay area). The aroma of heavenly food wisps across your senses and the tune of Byron’s local bands enchant your ears.
This may seem like a vision only found in a fairy tale, but this fairy tale can be found in Byron Bay.
Functioning every Saturday night through the spring and summer months, the Twilight Market has been noted by locals and tourists as one of Byron’s best market. After a re-vamp which included changing the layout and even the name from Artisan Market to Twilight Market, this market is now bigger and better than ever.
If you are a music lover –
Oh, have I got news for you (Or should I say, tunes). The Twilight Market is enriched with the wonderful acoustic sounds of Byron’s best musical artists. Like a chorus to a fable, the melodic tunes of these gifted artists compliment the fairy-tale-like atmosphere of this event.
If you are in search of originality, handmade, unique and local products –
Welcome, you have come to the right place. The Twilight Market is famous for its collection of unique products made by Byron’s most talented local artisans. For those of you who may be a Byron newcomer, prepare to be excited by the range of holistic products and services on offer.
What do I mean by ‘holistic products and services’ you may ask? Don’t you worry, in about four words time I will tell you. We’re talking gorgeous crystals, stone carving, jewellery, wood sculptures and fantastic creations which are made right there and right then (just for you).
These wonderful items are a great gift for yourself, somebody else or a great addition to your home or office. And holistic services? What would a good market be without healing, aromatherapy, shiatsu, tarot cards and a good massage? Be free and immerse yourself in Byron’s Bay’s uniqueness. There’s a lot to explore.
For those food lovers –
… and anyone who just likes food in general, the Twilight Market is completely your scene. If you are walking the streets of Byron on a Saturday night and feel your nose tingling, don’t be alarmed follow your senses. You will arrive at the counter of one of the Twilight Market’s delish food stalls, Yum.
If your saving your coins, fear not; the food at the Twilight Market is inexpensive and extra tasty. Taste deliciously fresh street food and then, why not have dessert? Choose from an array of delicious sweets and cakes which will have your taste buds in a state of fantasy.
Come one, come all and join in on this fairyland of food, entertainment and artisan made products. If you’re looking for a special place to spend your Byron Bay Saturday evening, the Twilight Market is just for you.