WE ARE OUTSIDE and that means the vibe for outdoor markets has now become a tradition for weekends.
Most of them take place on weekends with some happening on Sundays only – when you are likely to be nursing a hangover from a wild night out and in this case, you could do with some refreshing outdoor vibe, good food, and socializing.
Here’s a roundup of our favourite markets in Joburg – including food, fashion, and everything else:
The Playground (formerly Neighbourgoods Market)
The weekly market will bring back Braamfontein’s heartbeat and is set to be a great destination for Joburg locals and visitors – with a superb and highly curated mix of food, design, art, and music.
The Playground will open at the same location – 73 Juta Street (Braamfontein, Johannesburg) – and again change the way that weekends are spent in Joburg.
The Playground artisan market will open from 09:00 – 18:00 every Saturday and include an afternoon music line-up.
The Playground will be free to enter from 09am to 11am.
From 11am to 6pm a R20 entry fee will be payable at the door by card only.
Note that this will be a cashless environment.
For more info – instagram.com/theplaygroundjhb
Born in Joburg Market
Joburg’s dedicated food truck market ‘Born in Joburg’ will take place on the weekend of 4 & 5 February 2022 at BlackBrick Club, Sandton.
Friday, 4 February 2022: 4pm – 9pm (night market)
Saturday, 5 February 2022: 11am – 4pm (day market)
Adults (12 years and over) – R30 Kids (under 12 years old) – R1
Tickets available on www.quicket.co.za.
Street Food • Culture • Music • Friends.
For more info – instagram.com/borninjhb
Rosebank Sunday Market
A one-stop spot for all things African souvenirs. The shopping experience includes an array of tasty delights, interesting bric-a-brac, unusual antiques, original clothing, and an eclectic assortment of hand-made and creative art and craft market stalls.
Located at Rosebank Mall (50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg)
Open Sunday from 9am to 4pm
For more info – instagram.com/rosebank.sunday.market
Fourways Farmers Market
Having recently relocated to the beautiful Modderfontein Reserve, the second-largest privately owned reserve in Gauteng, Fourways Farmers Market has re-established its reputation as the prettiest market in Joburg.
Located at Taroko Farm (Modderfontein Reserve)
Live Music • Food • Deli • Fruit and Vegetables • Kids play area • Artisanal crafts • Gardens and picnic • Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits • Pet friendly
– Saturday Market 8am to 5pm
– Sunday Market 8am – 5pm
For more info – instagram.com/fourwaysfarmersmarket
The beautiful Waterfall Park in front of the Mall of Africa is currently being transformed into the family-friendliest market in Johannesburg. The location is perfect, with its established trees, fountains and the most spectacular view of the city.
Live entertainment • Fresh artisanal tastes, and flavours • Kids play area • Gardens and picnic • Craft beverages.
Located at Waterfall Park (in front of Mall Of Africa)
Open every Sunday from 10am – 5pm
For more info – instagram.com/waterfallmarket
LoCrate Market is a Food, Arts & Craft Market established in 2014. The market hosts a vast number of talented artists, designers, chefs, poets, and crafters all in one space. The market was created to ensure that we build platforms for aspiring SMMEs, artists, and creatives from different townships.
Located at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers (10823A Pooe St, Orlando West, Soweto)
Market every first Sunday at the Vilakazi Precinct, Soweto.
For more info – instagram.com/locratemarket
The Bedfordview Night Market
A community-driven Night Market! The first of its kind in the area, Bedfordview Night Market is a place for the community to spend a quality Friday night.
Located at Jeppe Quondam / Jeppe Cricket Club (79 Boeing Rd East)
Friday, 28 January 2022 from 5pm to 10pm (follow on social media for more events)
R20 Adults, Kids under 12 free!
Food Trucks • Kids Entertainment • Craft Beer & Cocktails • Live Music
For more info – instagram.com/bedfordviewmarket
Modderfontein Farmers Market
The local farmers market is set in the park-like facilities of the Modderfontein Bird and Sculpture Park, Queens Street. Family-friendly. Pets welcome. R10 park entrance fee (non-cash facilities).
Located at Modderfontein Bird and Sculpture Park.
Open on the last Saturday of the month from 9am – 2pm (next market date Saturday, 29 January 2022)
R10 park entrance fee (non-cash facilities).
For more info – instagram.com/modderfontein_farmers_market/
Other additional markets:
Victoria Yards – for updates visit instagram.com/victoria_yards
Bryanston Market – for updates visit twitter.com/bryorgmarket