Warm Up & WIN With Market On Main's Winter Pop-Up At Design Quarter

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If you enjoyed the Market On Main's Pop-Up Market series at Design Quarter in Fourways during April, then you'll be happy to hear that they will be returning this June! Catch them over the weekend of 05 – 06 June 2021 for their delightful Winter Pop-Up. Plus, they're giving away one stunning hamper, filled with goodies from the market, valued at R3 000! Keep reading to find out how to enter. 

Follow them on social media for regular updates – Market on Main on Facebook and Instagram, and Design Quarter on Facebook and Instagram.

What Is It?

Design Quarter celebrates all aspects of design and craftsmanship. They were excited to add to their unconventional shopping
experience by joining forces with Market on Main, to extend the offering to one not available at any mall in Fourways.

Ongoing pop-ups by Market on Main at Design Quarter brings all things artisanal, locally made and quirky to the Northern suburbs, with the aim of supporting small business during the current challenging times. They’re looking forward to enjoying this immersive and truly unique winter retail experience with their shopper base and those in the Fourways/Bryanston area.

The shops and restaurants at the Design Quarter will all be open alongside the unique Market On Main winter vibe. The stalls will be laid out in a dedicated indoor venue on the Design Quarter's restaurant piazza with social distancing and space in mind.

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When Is It?

Saturday, 05 June 2021 and Sunday, 06 June 2021 from 10:00 to 16:00 daily.

Where Is It?

Design Quarter, corner William Nicol Drive and Leslie Avenue, Magaliessig, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the Winter Pop-Up is FREE. However, be sure to take your card and some cash along to do some shopping and indulging, and to pay for parking.

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About Market On Main

Market on Main’s ethos is to be the market for the people of Joburg, made by the people of Joburg. It’s a curated upmarket market that trades in regional foods, local design, and vintage.

In 2009, the founders and designers, Jacques van der Watt of Black Cofee and Bradley Kirshenbaum of Love Jozi, opened shop at Arts on Main, a converted warehouse in the newly-formed Maboneng precinct in downtown Johannesburg.

The following year, fueled by the positive vibes and attention of the World Cup, they pivoted their business with a market plan that would activate their shop and the precinct. There was a gap in the inner city for specialty markets and their brands’ new home, Arts on Main, was the ideal location.

Market on Main was launched on Sunday, 23 January 2011.

The Arts on Main garage and events space were set up weekly, designed and decorated with carefully considered wooden crates, hanging plants, upcycled furniture, bold striped fabrics for tablecloths, and intriguing time-lapse looped videos projected onto the white bricked walls. The vendors were curated to provide an equal mix of quality food, design and vintage items.

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Market on Main encouraged an urban lifestyle by providing a relaxed space to spend time in the city. A couple of hours at the market to eat delicious fresh meals, drink juices, cocktails or beers, meet friends, join a walking tour, spend time with parents, show the city of to tourists. It also became known as an ideal location for blind dates. People were flowing from the suburbs into the city.

Market on Main became a space for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. Most of the restaurants in Maboneng started of as vendors at the market. It succeeded in bringing regular foot traffic by holding a consistent market every single Sunday, thereby aiding other businesses in the precinct to thrive too.

In 2018, Market on Main was approached by other developments to activate their spaces with pop-ups. Since then the market has appeared at Design Quarter, 44 Stanley, 27 Boxes and Jewel City.

An offspring of the market named Walala Wasala (meaning 'you snooze you lose’ in Zulu) was later birthed as a result of this newly discovered mobility. Walala Wasala is a series of smaller, quirky family friendly markets with a strong emphasis on village living, craft and gifts.

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For More Information

For more information, visit their social media platforms: Facebook and Instagram.

Click here to view the Facebook event page for more information on the Winter Pop-Up.

You can also contact them on WhatsApp via 082 868 1335 or email [email protected].


One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a Market on Main/Design Quarter hamper, valued at just under R3 000, all presented in a beautiful in a Market on Main Tote Bag! Scroll down to take a look at the full hamper.

The hamper with include a wide selection of delights, including:

How To Enter? 

To enter, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit our Facebook page – Joburg.co.za – and follow us.
  2. Find the Market on Main and Design Quarter Winter Pop-Up post.
  3. Like and share the post and tag 3 people who you'd want to join you at the Winter Pop-Up in the comments.
  4. Go to the Market on Main Winter Pop-Up event page and click on "Interested" or "Going".

This competition closes on Wednesday, 02 June 2021. 

Good luck!

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