A Complete Guide to Markets in Johannesburg

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Markets in Johannesburg are almost becoming a tradition regarding weekend activities. To some, it is a means of getting weekly groceries, catching up with friends, trying different craft beers, or spotting local musicians and crafters. To others, it is a reminder of being in primary school and setting up a stall to sell your parents’ homemade sweets, cotton candy, or bits and bobs of undesirables you need to get rid of. Take a look at some of these markets in Johannesburg to find the next best local product.

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Weekend markets in Johannesburg

Christmas Markets in Johannesburg

Rosebank Sunday Market

Voted Best of Joburg Craft Market 2021, this popular market is a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. The market celebrates its diversity through its variety. Therefore, it offers something for everyone with a vast selection of craft stalls, live music, kids’ entertainment, and gourmet food traders.

Situated inside Rosebank Mall, the open rooftop parking space transforms into a world-class market. With a backdrop of the Johannesburg skyline, it perfectly complements the South African tradition of entrepreneurship.

With free entrance and over 140 traders on any given Sunday, the market is an easy choice for a complete day’s outing. From vintage sections, clothing, books, artworks, jewellery and home décor, to food stalls with a massive variety, your options are near limitless.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Sunday, from 9am to 4pm
Where
: Rosebank Mall, 20 Baker St, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Website: rosebanksundaymarket.co.za | Email: info@rosebanksundaymarket.co.za | Tel: 072 243 8582

Bryanston Market

Established in 1976, The Bryanston Organic Market is Joburg’s oldest outdoor market. Specialising in organically grown fresh produce and delicious deli foods, the market is a favourite to all our lovers of natural life and natural ingredients.

Every Thursday and Saturday, you can find the best crafts, gifts, jewellery and clothing primarily made from natural materials and fabrics. So, by supporting this market, you’ll also be supporting a focused group of small business and solo entrepreneurs.

Recently the Bryanston Organic Market branched out and joined the inevitable online shopping platforms. Because of this, they now grant convenient access to their range of deli and pantry items, along with the collection of wellness products.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Thursday, 9am to 3pm. Friday, 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday, 9am to 3pm
Where:40 Culross Rd, Bryanston

Website: bryanstonmarket.co.za | Email: enquiries@bryanstonmarket.co.za | Tel: 011 706 3671

Markets in Johannesburg

The Playground

In the urban gem Braamfontein, you can find yourself in the midst of one of Joburg’s most famous markets. Every Saturday, The Playground hosts a regular artisan Market with a menu of gourmet street food, cocktails, and live music performances rounded off with a DJ. They’ve added activities such as sip and paint for a more rounded experience.

One of our reasons for choosing this market is because they hold the ethos of not only being a market but being focused on the visitor experience and creating a platform for exceptional young talent in Joburg.

Cost: Free entry from 10m to 12pm, R20pp thereafter. Kids under 12 enter free

When: Every Saturday, from 10am – 6pm
Where: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Website: theplayground.co.za | Email: info@theplayground.co.za | Tel: 060 890 4501

Melville Food and Farmer’s Market

Celebrating the dreamers, crafters, creatives and foodies, Melville’s Food and Farmers Market hosts the best local products every Saturday.

Claiming that there is always something special to discover, the market houses different stalls with a variety of mongers. From quirky and cute toys to delicious jams and homemade meals. It’s no wonder this market flaunts the element of surprise on a weekly basis.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Saturday, from 9am – 2pm
Where: Cnr of Carlow Rd and Rustenburg Rd, Melville

Email: melvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com | Tel: 082 399 8126

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Prison Break Market

Essentially this market is the ideal compromise between a pop-up market and a shopping centre. It is a base for crafters to permanently manufacture goods in front of visitors and patrons in an effort to make the shopping experience more entertaining and educational.

The Prison Break Market houses seven different unique sheds that each offer different experiences. The first shed stands as a food market and the second shed stands as an eating area. Shed number three is where the majority of crafters sell their goods. Shed number five is the home of Dreambox, which is a giant, endlessly entertaining photo booth.
The sixth shed is an event and entertainment venue provided by San Quentin. And last but not least we find ourselves at shed number seven, which is the Pour House. This is where visitors enjoy boutique wine, high-quality beer and delectable gin with a variety of food offerings.

Each shed has different operating days and times, so it is important to follow their social media or check online to see the operating hours or any additional information.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Wednesday, 9am to 5pm. Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm
Where: Cnr. Main &, 10 MacMillan Road, Lachlan Rd, Glenferness AH, Midrand

Website: prisonbreakmarket.co.za | Email: info@prisonbreakmarket.co.za

Foodies Feast Market at Morning Glen Mall

Morning Glen Mall is now running a dynamic culinary market, The Foodies Feast Market. This weekend market in Johannesburg features a curated array of handpicked vendors known for their expertise and craftsmanship.

Visitors can try a myriad of stalls, wine tasting, gin tasting, fresh cut flowers, ample parking, comfy seating and a vibey atmosphere for browsing and feasting. Plus, the market is undercover for the rainy summer season in Joburg.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Thursday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 8pm
Where
: Morning Glen Mall, Kelvin Dr &, Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Johannesburg

Website: morningglenmall.co.za | Email: info@morningglenmall.co.za | Tel: 086 112 3426

Markets in Johannesburg

Riversands Farm Village

This regular Sunday market houses stalls for all sorts of interesting local crafters. From funky African art to delicious homemade goods.

Situated in the Riversand Farm Village, the market serves as a fun-filled destination for families with kids, or pet-owning patrons. With an array of craft beers, food stalls and shopping goods, Riversand Farm Village Market is an easy way to keep busy on a slow Sunday.

Cost: Free entry

When: Reopens on 13 January 2024. Every Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday, 7am to 4pm. Sunday, 7am to 5pm
Where: Riversands Farm Village, Rose Rd, Midrand

Website: riversandsfarm.co.za | Email: info@riversandsfarm.co.za | Tel: 082 927 9675

Modderfontein Farmers Market

The best part of having a market out and about in a park is the ability to picnic anywhere you’d like. One such market is the Modderfontein Farmers Market, situated in the Modderfontein Bird and Sculpture Park.

This monthly market is a family-fun and pet-friendly market with only R10 entrance fee. It is held on every last Saturday of the month from 9am to 4pm.

Apart from delicious jams, preservatives, foods and trinkets, the market also provides various forms of entertainment, each one different from the previous month. Another bonus feature is the allocated kids’ arts and crafts area.

 Cost: R10pp, pay at entrance

When: Every Saturday, from 9am – 4pm
Where: Cnr Queen and, Valley Rd, Modderfontein, Sandton

Email: modderfm@gmail.com| Tel: 073 234 9994

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The Fourways Farmer’s Market

Previously found in the Fourways Nursery next to Monte Casino, this market has branched out and moved to a bigger and better space, known as the Modderfontein Reserve. However, they kept the front door and moved it with them.

By entering through their traditional farm-style corrugated entrance, you wander into a lavender-rich picnic area with a fantastic view of the Reserve Lake. Make your way through to the market section where they have a vast selection of locally made products. With a cocktail in one hand and a meal in the other, you can either browse through all the crafts, jewellery and arts or sit under the trees and enjoy the view of the lake or sounds of singer-songwriters hoping to be the next Ed Sheeran.

Cost: R10pp, pay at entrance

When: Reopens on 6 January 2024. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 8am – 6pm
Where: Taroko Farm Modderfontein Reserve, Norfolk Ln, Klipfontein View, Lethabong

Website: ffmarket.co.za | Email: chantel@ffmarket.co.za | Tel: 064 870 4116

Panorama Flea Market

Panorama Flea Market has over the years become a staple for friends and family to unwind on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. You’ll find a little bit of everything and more. Arts and craft makers reign supreme here with a number of stalls championing handmade authentic South African creations. Always on the cards are live entertainment the market, a play centre for the children and a licensed beer garden where you can watch sports games on big screen TV.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Friday to Sunday, from 9am to 4pm
Where: Klipriver Drive, cnr Jordie Road, Mulbarton, Johannesburg

Website: panoramasa.com | Email: ingrid@panoramasa.com | Tel: 067 909 9593

Monthly markets in Johannesburg

Johannesburg

The Benoni Night Market

Start the weekend with The Benoni Night Market for scrumptious street food trucks and stalls, local brewers and distillers, shopping and lively entertainment. They run colourful and unique entertainment for kids and upbeat tunes to get the laidback night moods going.

Cost: R20pp, pay at entrance

When: First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 10pm
Where
: Old Ben’s Sports Club, Corner of President Brand Rd &, President Boshoff Rd, Rynfield AH, Benoni

Website: thenightmarket.co.za | Email: info@thenightmarket.co.za

The Antique Fair at Nelson Mandela Square

The Antique Fair at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is one of the most popular vintage markets in Johannesburg. Here you’ll find all things treasured, vintage, and indie, and is a great opportunity to hunt down that perfect bespoke or bygone-era piece of treasure. 

Expect trestle tables filled with vintage and pre-loved clothing, jewellery and some contemporary local art. The antique fair brings together over 70 of Johannesburg’s serious collectors and vintage purveyors, offering vintage collector pieces, stylish preloved gems such as authentic Louis Vuitton handbags, millinery creations, as well as quirky bits and pieces, jewellery and fashion. 

The market is also another opportunity to hang out in Sandton’s style central to eat and drink at one of the chic cafes after your shopping session.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every First Sunday, from 10am to 4pm
Where
: Nelson Mandela Square, Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg

Website: naada.co.za | Email: clyde4th@mweb.co.za | Tel: 082 883 4933

Markets in JHB

Le Marché market

For the lovers of French delicacies, there is a market that pops up once a month. This market is known as the Le Marché on Poplar.

Le Marhcé is a community market in the heart of Sandton. It houses a combination of patisseries, cheeses, baked goods and all things continental and French. The market has a children’s play area. So, the parents can go off and enjoy the quality of the market without the distractions of the offspring. The market is also a pet-friendly market.

Enjoy a touch of France as you browse through all the stalls or peruse through literature at the market.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every First Saturday of the month, from 9am – 2pm
Where: 17 Poplar Ave, Riverclub, Sandton

Vegan Hippie Connection Market

The Vegan Hippie Connection Market is presumably one of Johannesburg’s best-voted markets featuring all the most popular vegan stalls in the city.

With over 80 stalls on show, the market promises to deliver its usual vegan food fare and craft extravaganza. Visitors can expect to find vegan and hippie fare such as creamy cheeses, decadent desserts, fast food and tie-dyed everything. There is also live entertainment on the day to keep visitors enthused between mouthfuls of delicious, healthy food.

Other offerings are a kid’s play area, massages, esoteric and crystal stalls, rescue shelters to support, and early morning yoga. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Cost: Free entry

When: Once a month, from 9am to 3pm
Where
: 25 Braeside Road Greenside, Johannesburg

Email: veganhcmarket@gmail.com | Tel: 083 628 5489

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The Field Market

The Field Market is a monthly market with a primary focus on everything local while uniting people in a fresh-aired outdoors setting.

With a large list of traders, crafters, curated foods and goods and live music entertainment, the Field Market hosts evening markets at the Ferndale on Republic and daytime markets at the Field and Study Park a little ways down the road. Follow the Facebook page here to stay updated and informed on market details and news.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Second Saturday of the month, from 9am – 3pm
Where: Field & Study Park, 11 Louise Ave, Parkmore, Sandton

Website: fieldmarket.co.za | Email: info@fieldmarket.co.za

The Bedfordview Night Market

This monthly market in Johannesburg is a treasure trove of rare craft finds and a massive range of world street food. The draw a mix of Bedfordview locals and folks from all across the city. Go hungry, their food vendors serve up some of the most delicious paella, samoosas, pasta and waffles. Usually running on the Last Friday of each month, this market is a great option if you want to wind down in a buzzy outdoor atmosphere.

Cost: Free entry

When: Last Friday of every month, from 5pm to 10pm
Where
: Bedfordview Country Club, Van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Website: thenightmarket.co.za | Email: info@thenightmarket.co.za

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Horwood’s Open Air Market

Horwoods Open Air Market is hosting their popular family-friendly market on Sunday, 3 December 2023. Snack on some of the street food offerings from the stalls, browse and show local fashion and design goodies, and let the kids play free in this park setting. There’s live entertainment with multiple performers taking the stage. Leashed dogs are welcome, but no exotic pets are allowed at the park.

Cost: R20pp, kids and pensioners – R10pp, kids under 6 enter FREE. Tickets are sold at the door only

When: First Sunday of every month, from 9am to 4pm
Where
: Homestead Road, Edenvale, Johannesburg

Website: theurbanmarkets.net | Email: jhbfoodandcraftmarkets@gmail.com | Tel: 076 699 5720

Bunny Park Craft Market

Over 100 stalls with distinctive goods ranging through various categories, from aromatherapy soaps and candles, knives, metalwork, embroidery, handmade jewellery and accessories, home-bakes, plants, decoupage, pet accessories, fabric painting, craft kits, toys and much more. Picnic and braai facilities are available.

Activities for kids include sand art, face painting, pony and camel rides as well as farmyard activities. People are allowed to feed the animals. Other animals at the park include donkeys, chickens goats and rabbits. Carrots can be purchased at the on-site kiosk or visitors can bring their own.

Cost: Free entry

When: Last Saturday of every month, from 9am to 2pm
Where
: Pretoria Rd, Rynfield, Benoni

Website: craftsinthepark.co.za | Email: info@craftsinthepark.co.za | Tel: 072 713 3332

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Serengeti Night Market

The monthly Sunshine Market at Serengeti Estates in Kempton Park is one of the best markets in the area. On the First Friday of every month, visitors can kick back on the lawn with live music for chilled vibes, handmade local goodies from crafters, and indulge in delicious rolled Ice cream, chip n dip and delicious baked goods with family and friends. The market brings some cute and charming keepsakes for the little ones, friends, family and colleagues. Well-behaved furry friends are welcome at the market.

Cost: Free entry

When: First Friday of every month, from 4pm to 9pm
Where
: Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park

Website: theurbanmarkets.net | Email: jhbfoodandcraftmarkets@gmail.com | Tel: 076 699 5720

Bokkie Park Craft Market

Launched over 23 years ago, you will always find something interesting and unique at the Bokkie Park Craft Market. Bringing together some of the most unique artisans and producers from across Johannesburg, this is the place to pick up some fresh produce, a beautiful piece for your home, and check out some of the tastiest street food stalls in town.

Cost: Free entry

When: Last Saturday of every month, from 4pm to 9pm
Where
: Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg

Website: craftsinthepark.co.za | Email: info@craftsinthepark.co.za | Tel: 072 713 3332

Seasonal and pop-up markets in Johannesburg

Markets in Johannesburg

The Linden Market

The Linden Market might not be running every weekend, but it is definitely a market to pencil in and visit when they announce their dates.

Supporting local entrepreneurs and providing a family-friendly weekend out and about in the sunshine, Linden Market promises jam-packed excitement with a side of entertainment. Experience the top local craters, mouth-watering food and drinks, live music, and tons of entertainment for the kids at any of their marketing days.

See here for more on when they hold their next market.

Where: 45 Thomas Bowler St, Randburg
When: Sat – Sun: 9am – 4:30pm | Event based

Website: thelindenmarket.com | Email: thelindenmarket@gmail.com | Tel: 079 509 6446
Facebook: @TheLindenMarket | Instagram: @thelindenmarket

The Stables Moonlight Market

Who doesn’t love a little market trip on a Friday evening to put off that weekend to-do list? On the first Friday of every month, the Stables Village Market holds an annual night market. You can look forward to authentic clothing, make-up and beauty products, wellness tests and health supplements, and other grooming essentials.

Cost: Free entry

When: First Friday of every month, from 4pm to 10pm
Where: The Stables Village Market, 3rd St, Chartwell (off Cedar Rd, Broadacres), Johannesburg

Website: thestablesvillagemarket.com | Email: info@thestablesvillagemarket.com | Tel: 071 213 5602

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LoCrate Market

LoCrate Market was motivated and brought into fruition because young black creatives did not have local platforms that were conducive enough to enable a sustainable business trade.

The name, LoCrate, is an amalgamation of the terms “Local” and “Creatives”. With this in mind, the concept is all about creating an environment to validate the ideas of creatives and create new business concepts that townships have never experienced before.

Founded in 2014, the market comprises an impressive array of food, arts and crafts, and platforms for aspiring SMMEs, artists and creatives from different townships.

Where:10823A Pooe St, Orlando West, Soweto
When: Sun: 9am – 5pm

Website: locrate.co.za | Email: info@locrate.co.za | Tel: 067 027 9324
Facebook: @TheLocrateMarket | Instagram: @locratemarket

East Rand Crafters Market

The East Rand Crafters Market started out doing very small markets and charity events, and later on decided to bring something different to the craft market scene in Johannesburg. There’s a stronger emphasis on creative crafted works ranging from jewellery, homeware, fashion and loads more. Food and drink stalls are available, and pets are welcome.

Cost: Free entry

When: To be confirmed
Where
: 49 Aerodrome Dr, Northmead, Benoni

Website: eastrandcraftersmarket.co.za | Tel: 061 485 6058

Glenshiel Fair

Glenshiel Fair

For the past 14 years during the last week of October, a group of small makers set up shop in the gorgeous gardens of Glenshiel Manor to showcase their best products. This festive market in Johannesburg boasts stall holders that travel from as far afield as Cape Town, Plett and the Natal Midlands, to offer Joburg residents some of the most stylish and ‘on-trend’ goods.

Luxury offerings include beautifully crafted bags, shoes and belts, clothing and scarves, gorgeous linens, table decor, jewellery, bespoke stationery and ceramics as well as handcrafted Christmas decorations and cakes.

Pets are not permitted at the venue, and the market operates on a card and cashless system – there are no ATMs available.

Cost: 2024 rate to be confirmed

When: To be confirmed – October 2024
Where: Glenshiel, 19 Woolston Rd, Westcliff, Randburg

Website: theurbanmarkets.net | Email: jhbfoodandcraftmarkets@gmail.com | Tel: 076 699 5720

Soweto Farmer’s Market

A brand new farmers’ market has landed in Soweto, one from a passionate founder who knows what they’re doing when it comes to serving up fresh produce and artisan goodies in the open air. You can shop fruit and veg, meat, baked, artisan products and more, with a hefty selection of handmade goods from talented creatives. 

Cost: Free entry

When: To be confirmed
Where
: 679 Cnr Vundla & Lefatola Street, Rockville, Soweto, Johannesburg

Email: sowetofarmersmarket@gmail.com | Tel: 062 436 0342

HalaalGoods

HalaalGoods Market

South Africa’s first artisanal halaal food and design market continues to showcase food and goods in a modern, innovative and proudly South African way from food to locally made clothing, kids craft play areas and a comedy show all making up part of the offering at the market. 

This upcoming market in Johannesburg will feature trendy street food such as bao buns, Korean wings, smashburgers, fried ice cream; baklava, and French macarons made with Halaal-friendly ingredients. READ MORE

Cost: R30pp per day. Children under 12 enter free. Book online or buy at the door

When: To be confirmed
Where
: The Fox Junction Event Venue, 1 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg

Website: halaalgoodsmarket.co.za | Email: admin@halaalgoodsmarket.co.za | Tel: 082 700 3233

Sisters SHOP-UP

This curated shopping event is run by two sisters-in-law Rentia and Mandy, who seek to add an upmarket twist to pop-up markets in Johannesburg, and soon in other regions in the country (watch this space in 2024 – wink!).

Feel the luxurious fabrics, try on the latest styles in the current on-trend colours, and discover an array of fashion, accessories, beauty, and gifting brands. Perfect timing to stock up on your Summer and Festive Season essentials. Craft beer, exceptional wines and eats will also be available for your onsite enjoyment, so make an outing of it. READ MORE

Cost: Free entry

When: To be confirmed
Where
: CedarWoods of Sandton, 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Sandton

Email: sisters.shopup@gmail.com | Tel: 082 929 6588

The FOR Christmas Night Market

The Ferndale On Republic Night Market

The Ferndale on Republic (FOR) Night Market is one of the monthly markets in Johannesburg held at the Ferndale on Republic shopping centre. This market offers a unique and festive shopping experience for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit.

Vendors create a charming and illuminated atmosphere, with twinkling lights and seasonal decorations adorning the venue. The market showcases a curated selection of local artisans, crafters, and vendors, providing a diverse array of holiday-themed products.

Cost: Free entry

When: Usually on a Friday, from 4pm to 10pm
Where: Ferndale on Republic shopping centre, Republic Rd or Cross Str, Randburg

Website: fieldmarket.co.za | Email: info@fieldmarket.co.za

Markets in Hartbeespoort

Markets in Johannesburg

Crafter’s Flea Market at Jasmyn

The Crafter’s Flea Market at Jasmyn is nestled between the Magaliesberg and situated close to the Hartbeespoort Dam. Here you’ll find a wide selection of fresh farm produce, antiques and goods made by hand.

The Jasmyn Plaasprodukte offers organically grown fruit and veg at prices set in yesteryear. There are also preserves, cheeses, rusks, biltong, nuts, dried fruit, honey and homemade meals.

The Bookery is a great find for any book lover with an extensive collection at really good prices. The Gift Shop and Home Decor is filled with artefacts, antiques and handmade fine linen. This market in Hartbeespoort is open on the weekends and offers a variety of stalls with goods, items and foodstuffs.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Friday to Sunday, from 8am to 3:30pm
Where
: 1 Jan Smuts Meerhof, Ifafi, Hartbeespoort

Email: adrian.lyons@me.com

Chameleon Village

Chameleon Village, originally known as the market with trinkets from all of South Africa’s various cultures for tourists, has evolved into a family-friendly outing destination for its locals and tourists alike.

Boasting an array of various food choices, Chameleon Village offers great restaurants with flavours from all over the world. These options are restaurants such as Ristorante Italiano, Madagascar Café, Taj Halaal, Poolside Café, and Pemba (Mozambican).

Cost: Free entry

When: Daily, from 9am to 5pm
Where
: R104, Old Rustenburg Road, Damdoryn, Hartbeespoort

Website: chameleonvillage.co.za | Email: marketing@chameleonvillage.co.za | Tel: 012 003 4033

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