Valentine's Day Picnics Around Joburg

Avianto

Head out to the Muldersdrift country side for a romantic day out at Avianto? They will be hosting a romantic picnic for two on the their stunning grounds at just R700 per box for two people. Just don't forget to take along your own blanket for added comfort while enjoying the picnic box delights and taking in the beautiful view Aviano has to offer. This picnic box is also available for takeaway if you have planned something special at home. This offer is available on Saturday 13 February 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021 only. T&Cs apply.

PS. Click here for more Valentine's Weekend offers from Avianto. 

Date: Saturday 13 February 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021.

Details: www.avianto.co.za | [email protected] | 011 668 3000 | Plot 69, R114 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift.

Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel

For a romantic moonlit Valentine's Day picnic experience, visit the Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel in Pretoria. They will be hosting a lovely and oh-so romantic outdoor movie and picnic buffet celebration, perfect if you're looking to impress your sweetheart or cement your love with someone special. Bring a few blankets and pillows and get comfy underneath the stars in the gardens of the hotel. There will be a fantastic lineup of romantic movies to keep you and your love entertained, as well as a delightful selection of buffet-style meats, salads, starches and desserts. COVID-19 regulations apply. No mask, no entry. Movie is taking place outdoors. People will be seated 1.5m apart.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021 from 17:00.

Tickets cost R350 per person for the movie night experience, or R1 950 per couple for an overnight stay. Book your tickets online.

Sylvia's Market

The ever-popular Sylvia's Market in Fairmount invites you to celebrate your love at their Valentine's Teddy Bear's PicnicEntrance is FREE and you can spend your Valentine's Day indulging in tasty food, sipping on a wide variety of refreshing beverages, and shopping for the perfect gift for your Valentine. And if you have little Valentines too, they'll have a blast playing in the designated play area complete with a jungle gym. There will also be live entertainment on the day.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Valentines day picnic

Black Eagle Hotel & Spa's Romantic Picnic For Two

Celebrate your love at Black Eagle Hotel & Spa in Poortview over Valentine's Weekend. They have a lovely collection of Valentine's Day offers waiting for you and your sweetheart. On Sunday 14 February 2021, they will be hosting a lovely Valentine's Day picnic in their gardens, perfect for couples who are looking to enjoy each other's company, out in the fresh air, embracing our lovely African summer weather. Tuck into a fab picnic basket in the garden at R650* per couple – just be sure to take along your own blanket.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Valentine's Picnic at Bistro Dolce Vita

Looking to enjoy a chilled and relaxed Valentine's Day with your loved one? Then be sure to visit Bistro Dolce Vita in Sandton for this Valentine's Picnic. You and your sweetheart will enjoy and romantic yet relaxed day around the pool, complete with picnic blankets, baskets filled with delicious edibles, a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly, and awesome background music to set the mood. Entrance is free, however edibles and the non-alcoholic bubbly will be charged.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021 from 13:00 to 17:00.

Valentine's Picnic at Shokran Wedding & Events Venue

If you'll be in Pretoria over the Valentine's Day weekend, then why not plan something special for the apple of your eye at Shokran Wedding & Events Venue? They'll be hosting a romantic picnic setting on Valentine's Day, offering a beautiful graze box with cheese, charcuterie, preserves and fruit, all artfully nestled in a box served with artisan bread and butter. Be sure to place your order before the event! On the day, you'll receive your box upon arrival and enjoy the experience in a safe outdoor setting. Take your pick from one of the following sessions:

If you'd feel more comfortable experiencing this picnic at home, you may pre-order the box as a take away.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021 from 09:00 to 20:00.

Romantic Picnic and Movie at Bankenveld House Guest House

Book your spot and enjoy Bankenveld House Guest House's popular romantic Valentine's Eve celebration with that special person in you life! you'll both spend the evening watching a romantic movie under the stars (bring your own blanket and camping chairs) while tucking into a delicious picnic basket for two jam-packed with yummy goodies as well as something to drink (this is part of the package). Do note that bookings are essential as space is limited. Cost is R400 per couple. Also, there will be exciting giveaway prizes up for grabs! All COVID-19 regulations will be complied. For any further information and bookings, contact Elsa at 082 378 8024.

Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021.

A Countryside Valentine's at Toadbury Hall

How does Valentine's Day out in the countryside sound? Romantic? Then why not take a look at Toadbury Hall's selection of Valentine's Day spoils. One of their delights on the most romantic day of the year is a lovely picnic on their picture-perfect grounds. The day picnic will cost R800 per couple which includes a welcome drink and picnic basket for two. Or, you can opt for the picnic package at R2 000 per couple, which will include a welcome drink, picnic basket for two, and well as B&B accommodation. Call 010 593 7523 or email [email protected] for more information and bookings. Terms & conditions apply. Bookings essential.

Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Dial A Picnic

Sometimes the most romantic gesture you can make for Valentine’s Day is to ensure that you and your partner have quality time alone. Why not set up a sweet backyard picnic this year with the help of Dial a Picnic? They offer a range of picnic packages suited to almost any budget. From a simple romantic picnic, which comes with six red roses and a bright red cooler bag to keep, to a marriage proposal picnic, complete with on-hand photographers, Dial a Picnic can help you create the perfect intimate set up wherever you are. These guys know how to do Valentine’s Day right, so give them a call!

Visit their website for further details, or follow their social media pages:

Need more romantic picnic inspiration this Valentine's Day? Check out our top picnic spots in the city article!

Dog Friendly Markets Around Joburg

The Stable Village Market

Details: 060 868 6231 | [email protected] | The Stables Village Market, 3rd Road, Chartwell, Johannesburg.

Come experience the country feel within the burg. We know how busy the city can be, so bringing your dog to a relaxing place is amazing, they'll lick your face out of appreciation for allowing them to run around. At the Stables Village Market, you will experience good quality, healthy and scrumptious food, with the idea that everything should be organic, grass fed and ethically grown with a mix of vibrancy from all sorts of cultures. Perfect for everyone in the family including your dog.

Irene Village Market

Details: 060 965 4894 | [email protected] | The Big Red Barn, 7 Nelson road, Olifantsfontein, Johannesburg.

The Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn is an arts and crafts market. This market offers the whole family an excellent outing, and of course your furry friends are welcome and they are promised nothing but a fun time. They have amazing stalls giving you everything you need, who knows you can even find a special toy for your fur baby.

Sylvia's Market

Details: 082 307 7057 | [email protected] | 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

Come through at Sylvia's Market giving you fresh stalls, crafts stalls and food stalls, and you'll get to enjoy all these amazing things with your fur baby right by your side. A bit of fresh air is always needed even your fur baby will agree with us on that one, allow them to run around get to enjoy this beautiful city for what it is.

Bedfordview Market

Details: 073 283 4795 | [email protected] | 79 Boeing Road E, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Bedfordview Market's mission is to bring the biggest and best night markets in Jozi, there is nothing like a night under the stars enjoying some great food, great company and great variety. Having everything you need in one place, you can always bring your fur baby to enjoy a night under the stars too. Who knows they can make new furry friends too, because this a place for great people and great dogs alike.

Horwoods Craft Markets

Details: 082 896 8000 | [email protected] | Edenvale Sports Club, 17th Avenue, Edenvale, Johannesburg

Family means family - mom, dad, the kids, friends and the fur babies. The Horwoods Farm Family Market is everything you would expect from a family market. They have a number of adorable craft goodies for purchase, as well as artisan cheeses, spreads and much more. Bring your dogs because they are more than welcome to this beautiful family market, it is a breath of fresh air, and who said your furry friends wouldn't appreciate being outdoors too?

Check Out These Dog Friendly Restaurants Too!

We are vowing not to leave our dogs behind, because they need to enjoy the city as much as anyone needs to enjoy the city. Now here is something you can do with your dogs too, we compiled a list of Dog Friendly Restaurants in and around Jozi. Dogs are part of the family and if you are grabbing a quick bite at any restaurant, we think you should bring them along too.

Comment down below, which markets you and your furry friends like to go to. We love hearing from you Joburg!

Sylvia's Market at Park Meadows Mall

What Is It?

Park Meadows Mall and Sylvia's Market have paired up to bring you a mall-meets-market experience this weekend. Offering all the best craft, food and entertainment that Sylvia's presents at their weekly Sunday fare, with the added bonus of mall parking and ample space to wonder around. Bring the kiddies along for a fun, family atmosphere and yummy treats. See you there!

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 09:30 - 15:00.

Where Is It?

Park Meadows Shopping Centre, Cnr Cumberland & Allum Roads, 2416 Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Free.

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Mediterranean Festival At Sylvia's Market

What Is It?

Join Sylvia's Market this December for their first ever Mediterranean Festival. From delicious food, to drinks, music, dancing and entertainment for the kids, this is going to be one big Mediterranean affair! So, come and spend your Sunday out in the lovely sunshine with friends, family and Sylvia's Market.

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 December 2019 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for more information.

Details: 073 397 0140 | [email protected]

1920s Vintage Fair & Market

What Is It?

Take a trip back to the 1920s with Sylvia's Market this March. There will be hot pretzels for sale, as well as antiques and other 1920s vintage goods. Let's remember the roaring 1920s, as we move into the decade. It's going to be one flapping affair!

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 March 2020 from 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Visit their website for more information, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/sylviasoutdoormarket

Details: 073 397 0140 | [email protected]

Black Sunday at Sylvia's Market

What Is It?

We've all heard of Black Friday. But, what about Black Sunday? Sylvia's Sunday Market is bringing you the first ever Black Sunday this December. After all your shopping sprees, pop into the market for some awesome discounts at your favourite stalls. Pick up everything from handcrafted candles, to beard oil and vintage toys for the kids for up to 20% off. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 10:00 -16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Details: 073 397 0140 | [email protected]

POSTPONED: Don't Miss The March Edition of Final Friday Foodie Market

What Is It?

You don't have to wait for April for your Easter treat, Killarney Mall has got your chocoholic desires covered at their decadent Chocolate Fair.

Make it a family activity by experiencing all things chocolate including everyone’s favourites - Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. Take the family, colleagues and friends and get ready to unleash your inner chocoholic on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 at their FIRST-EVER chocolate fair from 10:00 to 17:00.

Imagine chocolate fountains, milkshakes, crêpe, waffles, ganache cakes, popcorn, churros, chocolate wine and vegan chocolate.

If chocolate is not your thing, they'll still have all of your Final Friday Foodie market stall favourites from Nana’s Kitchen, Sharon’s Delights, Contessa’s Greek cuisine and Nosheen’s traditional Pakistani dishes.

Do not miss the SASKO brand activation by Wimpy, where Sasko Sam will make a guest appearance for the kiddies from 12:00 to 13:00.

killarney mall final friday foodie market poster with chocolate treats

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is FREE, just remember to take cash for parking and nibbles.

More Information

Web: https://killarneymall.co.za

Facebook: @KillarneyMall

Twitter: KillarneyMall

Instagram: killarneymall

Sylvia's Market Beer Festival

What Is It?

Sylvia's Market is bringing you something super exciting this spring. Join them for the first ever annual Sylvia's Market Beer Festival on the second Sunday of September. You can enjoy a range of craft beers, gins, liquers, whiskeys and wines from small, local producers at the festival. Soak up the sun with your drink of choice and a bite to eat from one of many food vendors. Take your pick from fast food burgers and boerie rolls, to bunny chow and even Chinese chow mein. Sit back and relax while a live band serenades the crowd. This is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, so don't miss out on all the fun.

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 September 2019 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry to the beer festival is free.

For more information

Visit the Sylvia's Market website for more information about the first annual Beer Festival. Or, follow their social media pages for the latest event updates:

Facebook - facebook.com/sylviasoutdoormarket

Contact them on 073 397 0140 or via email at [email protected]

2nd Annual Joburg Cheese And Wine Festival

What Is It?

Sylvia's Market presents the second annual Joburg Cheese and Wine Festival at their venue in Observatory this October. This market day is packed full of artisan goodness, from the perfectly matured cheese to the craft drinks on offer. Come and enjoy all things cheese, wine, beer, cider and gin, as well as live entertainment from guest bands. The market is not only about the food, there will also be craft stalls on show featuring the best in handcrafted woodwork, beading and embroidery. Artists are also welcome to come and display their work on the day. Stroll around the field with your vino in hand and appreciate the stall holders and fine craft work. Kids can visit the Bunny Hop Haven on the premises, while you mosey about the garden centre and nursery.

What better way to kick off the summer than this? Get your tickets before they all sell out!

When Is It?

Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R40 for adults and R10 for children under the age of 18. 

Book online via Quicket.

For More Information 

For more information, visit the Sylvia's Market Facebook page or their website.

Contact them on 086 166 6166 or via email at [email protected].

POSTPONED: The Sylvia's Easter Market And Easter Egg Hunt

What Is It?

Sylvia's Market are celebrating Easter in a big way this year. On Monday, 13 April 2020 (Family Day), the market will be hosting an all out Easter extravaganza for parents, kids, grannies and grandpas. Fur babies are welcome too, as long as they are secured on a leash. There will be stalls galore, all featuring Easter themed trinkets, goodies and more. As usual, there will also be an assortment of food stalls to choose from. Whether you have a decadent sweet tooth or a savoury hankering, there is bound to be something for you. Enjoy the live music and vibey atmosphere of the market under a shady tree. Afterwards you can pop by the Bunny Hop Haven with the kids. They are welcome to feed the rescue rabbits with a bunch of juicy carrots on sale at the kiosk. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the little ones and a special surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! What more could you ask for?

When Is It?

Monday, 13 April 2020 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Entrance costs R10 per person. 

For More Information

For more information, visit the Sylvia's Market Facebook page.

Contact them on 086 166 6166 or via email at [email protected]

Fresh Produce Fair

What Is It?

Get your wallets ready because you are about to get your money's worth when you spend on fresh produce at the Sylvia's Market Fresh Produce Fair. Promising to give you nothing but the best in household goods, you can expect the freshest fruit and vegetables, cheese, olives, sauces, greens and herbs.

When Is It?

Sunday, 24 March 2019 from 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Visit this website to find out about prices.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

POSTPONED: Sylvia's Market Second Annual Car Show

What Is It?

Are you a car fanatic? Well Sylvia's Market is hosting their Second Annual Car Show this March. You can expect everything from vintage, specialised and classic cars, plus much more. There'll be all types of cars on show on the day. You do not want to miss out on this car fest.

When Is It?

Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R15 per person at the gate and you'll receive a special branded gift at the entrance.

For More Information

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Spring Day Carnival At Sylvia's Market

What Is It?

Come join in on the Spring Day Carnival At Sylvia's Market. This market provides a fun, creative outdoor experience for the whole family. Whether you just want to browse around, do some shopping or grab a bite to eat, there is almost certainly something for everyone to enjoy.With kids' carnival games, a children's play area, kosher and halaal food stores, live entertainment, music and much more, it will be a fun experience for all. And not to mention that their sister company, The Bunny Hop Haven, will be on-site with a few furry friends for all the animal lovers.

When Is It?

Sunday 2 September 2018 at 10:00

Where Is It?

Observatory Sports Club, 59 Frederick St, Observatory, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is free but there's a separate entrance fee for the Bunny Hop Haven

For More Information?

For more information visit the Sylvia's Market website.

Treat Dad To One Of These Father's Day Events

Father's Day Lunch - Kloofzicht

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00 - 15:00

Here's a reminder that dads rock! And we think he deserves to know it, so why not spoil him for a change? Because this lunch date is fit for a hero and fathers are our heroes, right? Well, we have an even better idea; rather than cook, head to this event. For this amazing offer, Kloofzicht is going to be completing the weekend celebrations with their accommodation special, Father's Day package. So, it's a date then? Make booking with 011 317 0600 or [email protected].

Father's Day

Let's Hear it For Dad at Moon and Sixpence!

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

Bottoms up please at the Moon and Sixpence event! Since there is no specific time as to when throats open, let's whisky it up, dad! If you know your dad is a die hard whisky fan, ask him to join you on this one for some whisky and mouth watering meals that will be served on the day, so come hungry and let's eat! Bring the whole family! Bookings are essential, RSVP with [email protected].

Superheroes Brunch for Father's Day

Date: Saturday, 08 June 2019 at 09:30 - 12:30

It's time to get the dads into the kitchen to cook up a storm with their sons and daughters in celebration of Father's Day this month. We all know that not all superheroes wear capes, some wear big hearts and big smiles and that's exactly the kind of superhero dad is. This is a Superhero-themed culinary fun at this family style class, where you'll create 'Sliders and S'mores'. Bookings are R350 per person, to make a booking please contact 082 854 7388 or simply email [email protected].

Father's Day - Vinyl Record Fair

Date: 15 Jun 2019 at 9 AM – 16 Jun 2019 at 3 PM

If your dad is into vinyls, this is just the fair for him and we're sure he'll love it. So, bring him to the Vinyl Record Fair Weekend hosted by The Glen Shopping Centre. Record dealers will be selling vinyl records, turntables, CD's, record cleaners, cleaning fluid, record inner and outer sleeves and more.

Father's Day - Vinyl Record Fair

Fathers Day Fiesta Carnival

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

This one is not only for dad, but for the whole family because there's fun for everyone. The Golf Course will be your playground for the afternoon. They are closing the Golf Course and creating a Giant Playground with a carnival for dad and children to enjoy the afternoon together, while the moms are pampered in the Clubhouse. At the Father's Day Fiesta Carnival you can expect:

Father's Day Weekend Market

Date: Sunday, 16 June  2019 at 08:00 - 17:00

It's always fun at the Weekend Market and we know just how many entertaining things there are to get up to. Grab the whole family, get into that family car and let's go to the Weekend Market. There will be live bands, DJs, entertainment, a flea market, beer garden, cocktail bar and awesome food. See your there at the Father's Day Weekend Market.

Father's Day Festival

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00 - 18:00

This is the day to celebrate dad and all the things he does for you, this is to show appreciation to the endless love that he keeps showings you. Make sure you join in for an amazing and epic Father's Day Festival like no other. There is no better way to celebrate the coolest dad on the planet than by giving him the gift of plenty of food stalls, craft beer, bourbon and whiskey cocktail specials with much more to look forward to. Plus, to top it off you can have all the fun in the world and not worry about work the following day, because the following Monday is a public holiday.

Father's Day

Funky Father's Day

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00 - 15:30

Show dad, grandpa and even hubby just how much you love him with an amazing day out at the Funky Father's Day at Toadbury Hall. Be welcomed with a sherry or half-pint of craft beer on arrival and then tuck into an array of delicious goodies. As they say, "Your Dad is : The Man, The Myth, The Legend and deserves real spoils this Father's Day". Bookings are essential, so contact Toadbury Hall on 010 593 7523 or [email protected].

Father's Day Beer, Whiskey & Gin Tasting!

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

Feel like driving to Pretoria for Father's Day? This is just the right event to go to. Is dad a whiskey lover? If so, make sure you book yourself a table at the Father's Day Beer, Whiskey & Gin Tasting. Here, dad will get the chance to sample, taste and enjoy six different whiskeys, beers, gin and amazing live music. The experience is going to be amazing and we think he'll love it.

Father's Day at WildWood

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00 - 15:30

We don't know about you, but we think dad deserves all the spoils he will be getting on his special day. Give him what he deserves most; the opportunity to be himself and just unwind, time for him to sit back, relax whilst sipping a cold draught or two. And, is it really a South African special occasion without a proper Mzansi braai? There also will be live music and activities including archery. So, will we be seeing you at the Father's Day at Wildwood?

Father's Day

Joburg Father's Day Experience at Cape Union Mart

Date: Saturday, 08 June 2019 at 11:00 - 13:00

Hey dad, here's a chance for you to be given the greatest gift of adventure to celebrate Father's Day as you are invited to bring your little ones along to enjoy a complimentary morning creating some 'Dad and Me' memories together. The morning will start with a snake and reptile show followed by the Ultimate Dadventure Challenge around the store plus a chance to gear up and tackle their in-store bouldering wall. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Father's Day Lunches Around The City

If you're looking for Father's Day Lunch events around the city, don't you worry. We've got you covered with everything you need. Just make sure you visit this Father’s Day Lunches Across The City article for just that. This Father's Day is going to be great. And once again, thanks dad!

Silent Sunset Hosted by Sylvia's Market

What Is It?

If you are not sure of what to do this Youth Day, Sylvia's market's got you covered. You can watch the sun set while you go around all the stalls available at the market. You can expect to enjoy all the DJs tunes, some champagne and bottle of craft beer. A perfect event to enjoy with the family and friends.

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 June 2018 from 17:00- 22:00.

Where Is It?

Observatory Sports Club, 59 Frederick Street, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R140 per person at www.quicket.co.za.

For More Information. 

For more information click here or contact 021 424 9308. keep an eye on their Facebook page.

 

Sunday Fun At Sylvia's Market

What Is It?

What are you getting up to this Sunday? Nothing exciting? We say gather the family and head to Sylvia's Outdoor Market for a Sunday chill out. There's everything from great food and loads of wonderful crafts to awesome entertainment for both young and old. Enjoy the day snacking on scrumptious delights, sipping on one-of-a-kind drinks and browsing the market crafts to find the things you never knew you needed.

Bring the kids along to visit Sylvia's Bunny Hop Haven. Here, they will be allowed to feed and interact with the the bunnies for only a small cover charge and the price of one bunch of carrots. The kids area also has a fantastic jungle gym for kids to spend hours playing on.

Why not stop by the O' Chefe Restaurant for a bite to eat and a delicious cup of coffee? Or pop into Sylvia's on-site Garden Centre. They stock some beautiful and unique flower species, as well as an assortment of trees and creeper varieties. All in all, you can fill your bellies, have a great time out in the sunshine and pick up some great goodies at the Sylvia's Sunday Market. We'll see you there!

When Is It?

Sunday, 26 January 2020 from 10:00 to 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Outdoor Market, 59 Fredrick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is FREE.

For More Information

For more information about Sylvia's Market, visit www.sylviasmarket.co.za or check out their Facebook page.

Contact them on +27 86 166 6166 or via email at [email protected]

Take A Stroll Through Sylvia’s Market

Chatting to my mom one day, she mentioned that a new market had opened at the top of Sylvia’s Pass in Observatory, Johannesburg. Strange place to have a market, I thought at first. She tried to convince me to go with her the following weekend, but you know how it is, I thought it was going to be a boring day out and so I gave her a ‘We’ll see!’

But curiosity got the better of me – okay, and the fact that everyone I knew started talking about it, and posting it on Facebook – so I phoned mommy dearest back and told her that I would take her to go see it. For her, of course… I didn’t want her to miss out.

Boy was I surprised when we walked in. I expected a boring place filled with elderly people looking for some nice vegetables for their Sunday lunch (a memory I had of a market overseas in a small village). Instead it was packed with people of all ages and let me tell you, it was cold out there, so that’s telling you something.

sylvia's market

 

 

Showcasing and promoting fresh produce, delicious food, and quality products, Sylvia’s Market, which opened up in July, had plenty on offer, and had me wanting to check out every stall. Which I did. From hand-crafted stalls to fresh ones with fruit and veg, and of course the food stalls that had me salivating in seconds, it was actually a fun day out – don’t tell my mom I said that, though.

The idea behind the market is to give local entrepreneurs and traditional mom and pop stores a platform to showcase their goods – and they’re doing a great job doing just that. Being the only market in the Observatory area, it’s a great place to take the family on a Sunday for some delicious treats and interesting shopping. And you don’t have to shop up a storm; it’s the perfect place to enjoy a chilled day out while the kids run around.

I know I’ll be back for sure. So, instead of hitting the shopping malls this weekend, take a drive there and enjoy what’s on offer. And do yourself a favour… go hungry!

Click here for more information about Sylvia's Market. 

By Angela Bekiaris

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