There’s A Variety Of Markets To Choose From!
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.
The Stables Village Market
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.
The Weekend Market JHB
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.
Tip: They host a number of fun and interesting events, including movie nights, Family Colour Runs (next one on 28 March 2020), Easter Egg Hunts (next one on 11 April 2020), Prawn Festivals (next one on 25 – 26 April 2020), Classic Car & Motor Shows (next one on 05 July 2020) and much more. Follow them on Facebook for news about their upcoming events.
Details: Opening times: Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00 | 01 Rifle Range Road, Baragwanath, Johannesburg South.
Fourways Farmers Market
The Fourways Farmers Market has always been a gem of a market. And in case you haven’t heard, they’re currently closed as they’re moving to a new venue – the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve! Click here to get all the information about this move. Once they’re up and running (keep an eye out on Facebook for their reopening dates), you and the family can enjoy some good 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: The market is 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 | Currently closed | Located at the old Val Bonne Estate in Modderfontein Reserve.
Sylvia’s Outdoor Market
Sylvia’s Outdoor Market ensures a creative and fun day out for the whole family. You can spend your Sunday just browsing around the market, 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.
Don’t miss out on their upcoming events, which includes their End of Summer Car Boot Sale (01 March 2020), the Summertime Night Market (07 March 2020) and Sylvia’s Market’s Second Annual Car Show (29 March 2020). Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with events.
Details: Opening times: Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 | 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.
Market Shed @ 1 Fox
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. This market offers all things arts, crafts, music and foodie and best of all, there’s ample parking!
Tip: Don’t miss the Halaal Goods Market from 29 February 2020 – 01 March 2020.
Details: 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg.
In the heart of the city, this fab addition to Joburg’s growing collection of markets is one of Joburg’s best-known and best-loved markets. Following in the footsteps of the Cape Town version, Neighbourgoods Market is open every Saturday, come rain or sunshine! The market covers two floors and is filled with craft beer, seasonal fruit and vegetables and beautiful clothes and jewels.
Top Tip: Be sure to make a stop at the large rooftop area and take in the sights of our beautiful city.
Details: Opening times: Every Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00 | 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Market on Main
Every Sunday of every month, Market on Main at Arts on Main is open, ready and waiting for you to visit. Check out this trendy and lively spot in town while indulging in tasty goodies and browsing through stunning designer stalls. This market promotes 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 | 264 Fox Street, The Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
Rosebank Sunday Market
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 about their markets.
Details: Opening times: Every Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00 | Upper Level, The Mall of Rosebank, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Panorama Flea Market
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.
Details: Opening times: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – 09:00 to 16:00 | Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 682 2222
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
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.
Details: Opening times: Thursday and Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00 | Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg | Tel: (011) 706 3671
Know of any other awesome markets not mentioned above? Let us know about them in the comments section below!
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