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 foods like wood-fired oven pizzas and Latino cuisine while sussing out all the arts and craft, 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 and Car Boot Sales. Watch their Facebook page for more information.
Details: Opening times: Friday – Saturday: 09:00 – 21:30; Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00; Tuesday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00; Monday: Closed | 212 3rd Street, Chartwell (off Cedar Road, Broadacres), Johannesburg.
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 kids entertainment at Kids World, good food, lots of unique and interesting market stalls, and of course, no market is complete without a food area jam-packed with tantalising goodies.
Tip: They host a number of fun and interesting events including movie nights, family colour runs, the Gin & Craft Beer Festival, Petrol Head Sundays on the last Sunday of the month, and much more. Follow them on Facebook for news of their upcoming events.
Details: Opening times: Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00 | 01 Rifle Range Road, Baragwanath, Johannesburg South
Fourways Farmer’s Market
This is a gem of a market hidden in the middle of busy Fourways. Fourways Farmers’ Market is a great place if you’re looking to chill out with the family, enjoy some good and wholesome food or just soak up some lovely energy and happy vibes. Take a stroll through 107 vendor stalls, filled to the brim with carefully selected products that are local, artisanal and delicious. After a morning of shopping, find the perfect spot under the beautiful Jacarandas, in the Maypole Ribbon Marquee area, among the beautiful plants in their garden or on the green lawns while picnicking and listening to the best live local music. This is definitely one of the most beautiful outdoor markets in the city, check it out for yourself.
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: Opening times: Every Sunday from 09:00 – 15:00 | Fourways Farmers Market, corner of William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg
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, and just relaxing before the new week starts. This one is certainly a breath of fresh air amongst the buzz of the city.
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: On the last Friday of the month, they host a Night Fox Market from 12:00 to 22:00 – well worth a visit and the best way to start the weekend!
Details: Opening hours: Fridays – 12:00 to 15:00; Saturdays – 10:00 to 16:00; Sundays – 10:00 to 16:00; Public Holidays – 10:00 to 16:00 | 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg
This one is actually considered a shopping centre, but every Wednesday night, 27 Boxes hosts a lovely Night Market that you don’t want to miss! It’s an experience that’s just as unique as the location. Wednesday nights at 27 Boxes brings together fashion, craft, music, food and a cool crowd of people. Enjoy an evening filled with shipping containers (if you haven’t been just yet, the centre is built entirely with shipping containers), gourmet food, live entertainment, arts and crafts and so much more.
Details: Opening times: Every Wednesday evening from 17:00 – 22:00 | 27 Boxes, 79, 4th Ave Melville, Johannesburg
Bamboo Farmer’s Market
Adding a little more zest to Melville’s already quirky and trendy demeanour, the Bamboo Farmer’s Market offers a wide variety of interesting items, products and produce. Think anything and everything from delicious food, stunning décor and art to books, haute couture and even vintage collectables, all with a local twist. There is definitely something for all tastes here. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also find organic and custom-made local items at various stalls scattered throughout the market. You can also expect to find local and organic fresh produce, farm milk and butter, free-range eggs and chickens, preservative-free bread, fair-trade coffee and so much more.
Details: Opening times: Every Saturday from 09:00 – 13:00 | 9th Street and 7th Avenue, Melville, 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 Markets is up and 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 on 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’s rooftop flea market is filled to the brim with African crafts, international foods, 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!
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
Jozi Real Food Market
As the name suggests, Jozi Real Food Market, in the centre of Joburg North, is filled with everything food– offering you the freshest and finest produce from local small producers. From organic foods and ready-made meals to meats and condiments, spices and sauces, you’ll find everything you need for healthy shopping at this market.
Top Tip: Take a break from your shopping and relax under the trees with some coffee while the kids play on the lawn.
Details: Opening times: Every Saturday – 08:30 to 13:00 | Pirates Sports Club, 4th Avenue Extension, Parkhurst, Johannesburg | Cell: 083 532 2992
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
Being Joburg’s original outdoor market, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market offers you interesting art, natural fibre clothing, handmade crafts, the freshest organic and naturally grown fruit and vegetables, and wholesome foods. 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
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