Night Markets In The City


No matter what season it is, a night market is a great place to relax, meet up with friends and indulge in a little shopping and foodie delights. And best of all, you get to experience it all under a canopy of stars. Wondering where to catch a night market or two in the city? Check out our list below. And if we’ve missed out on a few, let us know in the comments below.

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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

Details: www.stablesvillagemarket.com | info@thestablesvillagemarket.com | 071 213 5602 | 3rd Street, Chartwell, off Cedar Road, Broadacres

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.

Details: www.marketonmain.co.za | jhb@marketonmain.co.za | 082 868 1335 | 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, downtown Johannesburg

27 Boxes Night Market
27 Boxes Night Market

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

Details: www.27boxes.co.za | info@27boxes.co.za / karinorzol@gmail.com | 011 712 0000 | 76 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg

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.

Details: www.cedarsquare.co.za | marketing@cedarsquare.co.za | 011 465 0910 | Corner Cedar and Uranium Road, Fourways, Johannesburg

The Stables Night Market
The Stables Village Night Market

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.

Details: www.ffmarket.co.za | info@ffmarket.co.za | 011 465 0877 | Corner of Montecasino Boulevard and William Nicol Road, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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.

Details: www.sylviasmarket.co.za | info@sylviasmarket.co.za | 086 166 6166 | 59 Frederick Street, Observatory (near Bruma), Johannesburg

Sylvia's Outdoor Market
Sylvia’s Outdoor Market

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