Scarborough Sunset Markets preparing to rise again

Fabrizio Ginnelli and Gerardo Micco from Antica Gelateria Italiano with Ronyt Manna and Sam Hughes from Split Bean as well as Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen. The Scarborough Sunset Markets will launch on November 1. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Fabrizio Ginnelli and Gerardo Micco from Antica Gelateria Italiano with Ronyt Manna and Sam Hughes from Split Bean as well as Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen. The Scarborough Sunset Markets will launch on November 1. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

THE Scarborough community is ready for a spectacular first summer at the revamped foreshore.

Last year’s inaugural Scarborough Sunset Markets attracted an average of 6000 people each Thursday night, in the midst of the redevelopment works.

With the $100 million project complete, Scarborough Beach Association is expecting up to 10,000 people a night when the markets kick off on November 1.

The Scarborough Sunset Markets will flow from the purpose-built Scarborough Square down to the amphitheatre, providing more space for people to explore the global food village, browse stalls, enjoy games and activities, or relax and enjoy the sunset.

There will be more than 60 stalls offering delicious international cuisine, handcrafted wares, clothing, natural skincare, handmade jewellery, photography, dog treats, fresh flowers and massages.

Live music will keep people entertained, along with free activities such as dodge ball, sandcastle competitions, weaving workshops and volleyball.

Adding to the magic of the markets will be a nightly sunset celebration dubbed the Scarborough Sunset Applause. Modelled on association member Bett Fisher’s experience of a European tradition, the initiative encourages people to celebrate the sunset and erupt into applause once the sun meets the horizon.

The association hopes it will become an iconic Scarborough tradition and must-do for visitors to WA.

The markets and applause will launch on Thursday, November 1, with markets running from 5pm to 9pm until April 25 and people encouraged to gather for the applause from 6pm.