What we love most about the city is the fact that we're always spoiled with variety when it comes to markets. No matter what you're looking for, there's always a market waiting for you to take a stroll through their wide selection of stalls.
There's also amazing markets that cater to the "green" side of life. Stock up on everything vegan at these vegan markets in and around the city. Or, how about something a little different? These alternative markets are filled with all things steampunk, rock, geek, weird and wonderful.
You don't need to leave the city to experience the country way of life. All you have to do is head to The Stables Village Market- the ideal spot to help you wind down from the hustle and bustle of the city. The venue boasts some of the most unique and original items around. Plus, you can tuck into some delicious food while sussing out all the arts and crafts, leather products, unusual gifting ideas and more.
Tip: This market hosts a variety of different markets that offer a different experience every time, such as the Moonlight Markets, Summer Night Markets, karaoke and Salsa nights and Car Boot Sales. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.
As the name suggests, the Weekend Market JHB is just that, a WEEKEND market, which is open every Saturday and Sunday. This lifestyle market is the perfect family weekend hangout, filled with everything from plenty of entertainment for the kids at Kids World, good food, lots of unique and interesting market stalls, and of course, a food area jam-packed with tantalising goodies.
Details: Opening times: Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00 | 01 Rifle Range Road, Baragwanath, Johannesburg South.
The Fourways Farmers Market has always been a gem of a market. And their move to the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve bringing FFM lovers new views, new roads and new experiences! You and the family can enjoy some delicious and wholesome food, soak up some lovely energy and happy vibes and take a stroll through a plethora of vendor stalls with carefully selected products that are local, artisanal and delicious.
Tip: They're renowned for hosting additional events, including popup cafés, night markets and more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
Details: www.ffmarket.co.za | Located at the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve.
Sylvia's Outdoor Market ensures a creative and fun day out for the whole family. You can spend every first and last Sunday of the month just browsing around the stalls, doing a little shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or just relaxing before the new week starts. This one is certainly a breath of fresh air among the buzz of the city. Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with events.
Details: Opening times: Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 | 27 George Avenue, Fairmount, Johannesburg.
If you happen to be in the inner city, make sure you pay 1 Fox Precinct a visit. Not only is this a dynamic cultural hub that's home to the hip and happening Good Luck Bar & Restaurant, the unique Fox Junction Event Venue and popular Mad Giant Craft Brewery, but it's also a great place to indulge in all things Jozi and delicious, especially at the Market Shed. They offers all things arts, crafts, music and foodie and best of all, there's ample parking! Visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news and events happening at the precinct.
Details: 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg.
Every Sunday of every month, Market on Main, now open at Jewel City is open, ready and waiting for you to visit and have a lovely relaxing Sunday with them. Check out this trendy and lively spot in town while indulging in tasty goodies and browsing through stunning designer stalls. They promote inner city living and is a great place to spend a Sunday with friends and family.
Details: Opening times: Every Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 | 201 Main Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.
This one is an oldie but a goodie! The Rosebank Sunday Market is filled to the brim with African crafts, international food, clothing, hobbies, collectables and antiques. It's a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. You can literally spend the entire Sunday walking in and out of the rows of stalls, just browsing. There's also plenty of craft stalls, live music, kids entertainment and gourmet food traders. Arrive hungry! Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information.
Details: Opening times: Every Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00 | Upper Level, The Mall of Rosebank, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The busiest flea market in Joburg South, Panorama Flea Market has over 370 stalls for you to browse and buy from, live entertainment and an adult-supervised Kids Zone. The featured stalls cater for every taste imaginable, from clothing and jewellery to food and crafts. This is a great place to hang out, unwind and shop 'til you drop on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest stalls, news and products.
Details: Opening times: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 09:00 to 16:00 | Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 682 2222
Being Joburg’s original outdoor market, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market offers you interesting art, natural fibre clothing, handmade crafts and the freshest organic and naturally grown fruit and vegetables. You can have a relaxing day browsing through all the stalls, do a little shopping, indulge in some freshly baked treats from the on-site eateries and listen to live music. Don't forget to follow their Facebook page for the latest updates, news, market info and more.
Details: Opening times: Thursday and Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00 | Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 706 3671
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