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Joburg markets to check out in 2022

17 Jan 2022
The new year has brought back Joburg's favourite markets and if through all the ups and downs of lockdowns and summer holidays you've been missing the city's market days scene, there's lots to look forward to.

Enjoy outdoor activities for the whole family on lush green lawns, shop for organic foods, colourful arts and crafts, vintage fashion, handmade jewellery and enjoy local and international cuisine from a host of food trucks at these favourite spots. 

The Playground 

Every Sat from 09:00–18:00
The Playground - food
Treats at The Playground

Braamfontein's Saturday Neighbourgoods Market was always a Joburg weekend favourite and when it closed at the start of the pandemic the city lost a special something. Excitingly a new market, The Playground, is taking up the spot of this much-missed experience, launching on Saturday January 29 (and happening every Saturday thereafter). Created by co-founder of Neighbourgoods, Play Braamfontein headed by Adam Levy, The Playground promises to bring back that original magic that made its predecessor so unique, and add a whole new dimension too. The market will now close at 18:00 (open from 09:00), and promises a jampacked line-up of brilliant food, superb cocktails, live music performances and the coolest collection of local fashion items. 
First market of 2022: Sat Jan 29

Bryanston Market

Every Thu and Sat from 09:0015:00
Colourful baskets at Bryanston Market

Every week Joburg's longest-standing market a brilliant array of stalls to explore including well-established organic food vendors and abundant craft stalls run by talented artisans working in beads, wood, stone, ceramics, and wire. The entire market takes place in a spacious, purpose-built outdoor space with a lovely dining area at its centre where you can listen to live music while enjoying lunch from one of the many food stalls. There's also a play area for kids to enjoy.
First market of 2022: Thu Jan 13. 

Fourways Farmers Market

Every Sat and Sun from 09:00–16:00
Views over Modderfontein Reserve at Fourways Farmers Market 

Operating on Saturdays and Sundays, the Fourways Farmers Market in Modderfontein Reserve has a great selection of food stalls and food trucks as well as a huge beer garden. The market is set in an expansive green space overlooking the Modderfontein Reserve which is a popular place to go hiking before or after lunch. The reserve does have a limit on the number of people allowed in at any one time and it can be challenging to find parking so it is recommended to arrive early. 
First market of 2022: Sat Jan 8, 2022.

Rosebank Sunday Market

Every Sun from 09:00–16:00
Vintage stalls at the flea market-styled Rosebank Sunday Market

From colourful handmade baskets to wooden toys, second-hand books, ceramics, and a glorious collection of African print clothing, this expansive rooftop market is a fun and relaxed spot and a great place to pick up gifts. While specialising in colourful crafts and artworks, Rosebank Sunday Market also offers plenty of food stalls and a craft beer and gin bar. There is a real flea market feel to this event with lots of vintage and antique traders, especially on the last two Sundays of the month when they have a car boot sale. 
First market of 2022: Sun Jan 9

Waterfall Market 

Every Sunday 10:00–17:00
Homemade cruffins at Waterfall Market

Launched by the same team who created the popular Fourways Farmers Market, the Waterfall Market takes place in Waterfall Park, situated next to Mall of Africa. Expect a delicious and extensive range of food stalls selling dishes from across the globe, from mouth-watering Argentinian steak sandwiches, to Spanish paella, Belgian waffles, and Asian bao buns. You’ll also find plenty of Halaal and vegan options. Bring a picnic blanket and settle on the lawn with some homemade Italian sorbet or a picnic platter.
First market of 2022: Sun Jan 9 

Born in Joburg food truck market 

Street food by Luma Monate at Born in Joburg

Born in Joburg is the latest addition to Joburg's weekend food market scene. The food truck-focused market takes place at the cool boutique hotel and co-living community Black Brick in Sandton Central. In addition to eight of Joburg's most popular food trucks, there's also live DJs, kiddies activities, a craft bar, rooftop experience and the chance to rent an e-scooter and go for a spin around the neighbourhood. Food trucks taking part include Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream, Tjips Co, Killer Coffee, Napz Autentica Pizza Napoletana, The Wing Republic, Lumamonate and Wine Tap. 
First market of 2022: Fri Feb 4 and Sat Feb 5

First Sundays at Victoria Yards

Open every first Sunday of the month from 10:00–16:00
A busy First Sundays open day at Victoria Yards 
On the First Sunday of every month artists throw open the doors of their studios to the public for the monthly First Sundays open studio day at creative collective Victoria Yards where there's also a lively market where you can pick up everything from vintage fashion to plants and locally grown organic veggies. The Victoria Yards complex is home to dozens of artist studios, artisan workshops, boutiques, art galleries and showrooms, as well as a craft gin distillery, an excellent coffee roastery, and bakery and the best fish and chip shop. 
First market of 2022: Sun Feb 6

Field Market

Every second Saturday of the month from 10:00–15:00
A sunny day at The Field Market in Sandton

The Field Market is a monthly market in the tranquil green surrounds of Sandton's Field & Study centre, a large park with some great walking trails, located in the heart of the Sandton suburbs. Enjoy local produce and artisanal foods under the trees or relax in the sun along the banks of the Braamfontein Spruit which runs through the park. Kids will enjoy playing in the jungle gyms while you shop for local arts and crafts and enjoy the live music a glass of wine. 
First market of 2022: Sat Mar 12

The Linden Market 

Usually takes place on a Sat and Sun four to five times a year 
Live music at The Linden Market
Usually taking place every three months, at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, The Linden Market celebrates artisanal traditions, local talent, creativity, craft food and drinks, and ethical shopping, The Linden Market is always a lively and sociable event held in one of Joburg's premier green spaces, with crafting workshops, live music and loads of stalls providing entertainment to keep you busy all day. A great place to pick up breezy summer fashion and cute handmade kids items, statement decor items for the home and garden and cool vintage fashion, complemented by plentiful craft-focused food and drinks stalls.
First market of 2022: Sat Mar 5 and Sun Mar 6 

Rosebank Art & Craft Market

Open daily 09:00–18:30, Fri 09:00–19:00, Sat, Sun, public holidays 09:00–17:00
Colourful beadwork at Rosebank Art & Craft Market

Probably Johannesburg's largest and most well-known craft market, this is a one-stop spot for all your African souvenir needs. Find the widest range of hand-crafted items such as carved wooden chests, colourful paintings, West African masks, local fabrics, those quintessential Big Five figurines, handbags, leatherware, brightly coloured Afro-chic fashion and more. "We Bargain" is the motto of market traders here, so be prepared to negotiate!
First market of 2022: Reopens from Sun Jan 2

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