The Stables Village Market – Chartwell
The Stables Village Market hosts a wonderful Moonlight Market once every month, bringing visitors a wide range of vendors that specialise in almost everything. From authentic clothing, makeup and beauty products to beard oil, spices and hand-painted ceramics, you can expect an all-around shopping experience. As for nibbles and drinks, there will be a variety of confectionary, whisky, gin, wine, chocolate and gourmet food available on the night. This is a great spot to unwind, relax and spend time with your loved ones.
When is it: The first Friday of every month
Market On Main – downtown Johannesburg
Arts on Main encourages an inner-city lifestyle, providing a chilled and creative space for both traders and visitors to spend their leisure time. Other than their weekly markets that take place every Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00, they also offer a monthly night market, complete with “soulicious” street cuisine, delicious cocktails (even winter warmer variations during the colder months), an amazing ambience and fantastic music to set the tone. Entrance is free, so all you have to do is have a blast, shop and indulge your taste buds.
When is it: Once a month. Keep an eye on Facebook for market announcements and updates.
27 Boxes – Melville
A “destination with a difference”, 27 Boxes provides visitors with a great and interesting space where they can spend their time browsing through a selection of food and retail stalls while listening to great tunes and entertaining live music. Shop, play and eat at their weekly night market, which makes a great midweek break to help you relax and unwind. You can expect a wide range of foods, wares and crafts from vendors at this family- and dog-friendly hangout.
When is it: Every Wednesday night from 17:00 to 21:00
Cedar Square – Fourways
Whether you’re looking to get creative, tuck into great food or want to enjoy the artisan side of life, Cedar Square offers just the market for you. Every second and last Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 15:00 is The Cedar Square Crafters & Food Market, which is jam-packed with tasty gourmet foods to make your mouth water and arts and crafts to delight your inner artist. Expect everything from curries, bacon doughnuts and paella to handmade goodies, fashion, accessories and other crafts. As for night markets, The Stall Artisan Night Market takes place every Thursday night of the month. This niche food and wine market attracts food lovers of all ages, inviting them to indulge and delight in a vibrant atmosphere. There’s also live entertainment to keep the good vibes going.
When is it: Every third Thursday night of the month from 17:00 to 21:00.
Cradlestone Mall – Krugersdorp
The Stall also hosts Winter Warmer Night Markets at Cradlestone Mall every first Thursday of the month from 17:00 to 21:00. Spend the evening enjoying a selection of signature wines and craft beers, a variety of gourmet foods to warm you from the inside out, as well as fab live music for your entertainment. It’s a great stop if you’re looking to keep cosy, spend time with family and friends and indulge your palate.
When is it: Every third Thursday of the month from 17:00 to 21:00.
Details: www.cradlestonemall.co.za | 101 020 1234 | Corner Hendrik Potgieter Road and Furrow Road, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp
The Fourways Farmer’s Market – Fourways
For one of the best foodie markets in the city, head to the Fourways Farmer’s Market for a Sunday afternoon out like no other. This is a great escape from the bland and boring supermarket shopping experience you’ve come to know and dread. And to end off your week on a high note under the stars, don’t miss out on the Farmers Pop-Up Café/Kitchen/Bar/Music event. They host a few night markets throughout the year, so make sure you check out their events on Facebook.
When is it: Keep an eye on Facebook.
Sylvia’s Outdoor Market – Observatory
If you’re looking for something relaxing yet fun to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, then make sure you head to Sylvia’s Outdoor Market. This market showcases and promotes only the best quality products, fresh produce and tasty food, making it a unique and family-friendly outdoor experience filled with plenty of shopping, eating and strolling about. Also, they host a night market from time to time, just keep an eye out on their Facebook events to find out when the next one will come up.
When is it: Keep an eye on Facebook.