Markets offer an exciting place to spend our weekends. Wondering where to find market in Joburg? Take a look at this list of markets open in 2023. If we happen to miss any of the good ones, drop us a comment below and let us know so we can add it to the list. Oh, how we enjoy these lovely markets! We have also included a few Pretoria must-visit markets if you find yourself in the area. There’s something for all interests, tastes, and delights.
Markets in Johannesburg & Pretoria
There is a wide selection of markets to visit over the weekend! Both Johannesburg and Pretoria have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something seasonal, a weekend escape, or a once-a-month market, we have it here. If we have left a few goodies out, do poke us on our social media channels to share your experiences and favourite markets.
The Tin Road Craft & Farmer’s Market
Held on the first Saturday of each month, the Tin Road Craft & Farmer’s Market in Bromhof is just the place to buy or sell local, high quality crafts, produce and food. This market will give you a sense of community, while offering a lovely setting to spend your Saturday.
You can expect everything from arts and crafts, fresh produce, decor and gifting ideas, plenty of food and drinks, jumping castles and face painting, doughnuts and bubble tea, and charities including Adopt A Dog and Owl Rescue. And best of all, entrance is FREE, it’s dog-friendly (as long as they’re on a leash), and there’s a kiddies play area.
The Playground (formerly Neighbourgoods)
Last year, The Playground opened on Juta Street and changed the way that weekends are spent. Find a menu of gourmet street food and cocktails, and live music performances on Sundays.
This market showcases the best up and coming young local designers. Music is an integral part of The Playground experience – and top musicians are part of the weekly musical programme.
Opening times: Saturdays only, free entry from 10:00 – 12:00 | From 12:00 – 18:00, a R20 entry fee payable by card only. Please note that this will be a cashless environment.
The Fourways Farmers Market
The Fourways Farmers Market has always been a gem of a market that attracted visitors from all over the city to Fourways. And their move to Modderfontein Reserve brings FFM lovers plenty of fresh countryside views, new tenants, and a new lineup of experiences!
Enjoy some delicious food, soak up some sunshine and happy vibes, and take a stroll through a plethora of interesting and unique stalls, offering carefully selected products that are local, artisanal and oh-so delicious.
Opening times: Open every Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 to 18:00.
Busstop7 Open Air Market
We love Busstop7 Open Air Market in Pretoria. It’s the perfect place to shop, nibble, entertain the kids, and enjoy loads of sunshine.
Expect over 150 stalls, offering almost everything imaginable. Think freshly cut flowers, organic produce, deli delights, raw honey, biltong, and other baked treats.
And as for the bespoke art, craft and décor stalls, you’ll find handcrafted jewellery, fashion, fine art and much more. There’s also plenty of thrills for the kids, including a petting farm, jungle gyms and a sandpit.
Opening time: Saturdays from 08:00 – 16:00 and Sundays from 09:00 – 15:00
Prison Break Market
Prison Break Market is the perfect place to break out of your daily routine! Enjoy the ultimate gourmet food experience. Indulge in freshly baked delights. Pop into Euro Meat’s to get your deli meats. Shop fresh fruit, veggies, and produce from local farmers and producers.
Tantalise your taste buds at the Yard Eatery, offering a variety of delicious food stalls, offering a unique mix of flavours. Also, get your selfie fix at DreamBox and get crafty and creative at Clay Cafe Lonehill.
Opening times: Wednesday: 09:00 – 15:00 | Thursday to Sunday: 09:00 – 21:00
The 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, unique and interesting clothing, cool hobbies, intriguing collectables and antiques, and so much more. It’s a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. There are over 300 stalls so explore.
There’s also plenty of craft stalls, live music, kids entertainment, and gourmet food traders. Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information.
Opening times: Every Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00.
Montana Family Market
This is just the market is you’re looking for a great day out with your family. Montana Family Market has everything you can think over, all under one roof. Shop a wide range of tech, fashion, accessories, lighting, toys, and delicious treats here.
There’s also an open air area when you can relax and catch a few live music performances, as well as an play area where the kids can blow off some steam.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Entrance fee over weekends.
The Bryanston Market
The Bryanston Market offers a wide selection of goodies and delights, ranging from interesting art, natural fibre clothing, and handmade crafts to the freshest organic and naturally grown fruit and vegetables. It’s all about conscious living here. Browse through the stalls, do some shopping, indulge in freshly baked treats from the on-site eateries, and enjoy live music.
Kids can get creative with a selection of crafting activities and enjoy the kiddies play area. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates, news, market info and more.
Opening times: Open Thursday and Saturday – 09:00 to 15:00.
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 to keep the scene lively and energised, and an adult-supervised Kids Zone to keep the little guests entertainment and preoccupied.
This is a great place to hang out, unwind, and shop ’til you drop on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Opening times: Every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 – 16:00
The Linden Market
The Linden Market is a seasonal market that takes place at the Botanical Gardens at Emmarentia. This family-friendly outdooris about supporting local entrepreneurs. Expect the best local designers, makers, and creators showcasing their products. And if you’re feeling peckish or thirsty, you’ll find great craft drinks and food trucks here, too.
There’s also fun-filled activities to keep the kids busy, and live music showcasing the local musical talent.
Opening times: Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 16:30 once a season (March, June, September, and December).
The Field Market
If you’re in Sandton and you’re looking for a market to explore, visit the Field Market. Held once a month, this market has everything you need for a lovely and relaxing day out: scrumptious gourmet food, creative and inspiring arts and crafts, locally-made goods, refreshing drinks, a wide range of deli products, live entertainment and much more.
Tip: They host night markets at Ferndale on Republic occasionally. Visit their Facebook events page for more info. The Field Market will be back with a new market in March 2023.
Opening times: Once a month, usually a Saturday, from 09:00 – 15:00.
The Night Market
You’ll definitely love what The Night Market has to offer! Once a month, this market brand hosts a lovely evening market in two suburbs – Bedfordview and Benoni.
Expect plenty of delicious cuisine that’ll delight your palate, refreshing mocktails and cocktails, craft beer and wine, live entertainment to set the scene, artisanal crafts, kiddies entertainment, food trucks with only the best in local street food, local fashion, and much more… all located under the stars of a Jozi night sky. Click here to see their upcoming markets.
Opening times: Once a month, between 17:00 and 22:00.
The Locrate Market
With over 50 eclectic stalls, Soweto’s vibrant monthly lifestyle market Locrate Market offers plenty. On the first Sunday of every month, Lebo’s Backpackers on the corner of Kudu and Moema Street in Orlando West comes alive to a vibey atmosphere as over 500 market-goers from around Joburg gather to shop for food, fashion, uniquely handcrafted goods and to simply, hang out.
Opening times: Every first Sunday of the month from 12:00 – 19:00. Tickets cost R30 per person at the gate.
The Stables Village Centre Market
You don’t need to leave the city to experience country living. All you have to do is head to The Stables Village Market – the ideal spot to help you wind down.
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. Just watch out for the free roaming chickens!
Opening times: Sundays from 10:00 – 16:00
Know of any others not mentioned above? Let us know about them in the comments section below!
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