If you are tired of shopping centres, try visiting your local market. With plenty of markets to choose from you can pick the place that is best for you. Before you decide which one to try, first read up about your different options to learn what you can expect from markets in Johannesburg. You can place your free ad for your events or goods for sale on Junk Mail. If you want to know more, take a look at our blog about some of the best markets to attend in Johannesburg – from the Neighbourgoods Market to Market on Main.
Why you should attend a market at least once
There are plenty of reasons to visit flea markets in Johannesburg. Make sure that you visit these types of markets at least once in your life. Every market has its own distinctive character so you won’t get bored.
The unique items that are sold by store holders also offer great variety and you know what they say ‘variety is the spice of life’. Not only can you find awesome products at markets, most stores sell goods at reasonable prices.
Markets are a great outing for both your family and friends. Kids can enjoy exploring the children’s entertainment while adults get their shopping done. The majority of markets feature home-made food so you can taste delicious dishes while you shop. For many market goers, the food and entertainment makes visiting markets a weekly outing.
Markets are also a great way to get inspiration and to become more creative. Shopping at markets is an awesome way to support local designers and boost local businesses. Often you will also get an opportunity to meet the designers and product makers. Markets give you an opportunity to support environmentally friendly initiatives as some stores feature up cycled or recycled products.
If you have just moved to a new area or you are on holiday, visiting a market is a great way to meet the local community. Now that you know more about why you should visit a market, take a look at some of the markets in Johannesburg.
Situated on 73 Juta Street in Braamfontein, Neighbourgoods market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Located in a modernist building, this market features a magnificent wall mural which was created by the renowned artist, Eduardo Villa. Whether you want to buy fresh farm produce or speciality goods, this market is definitely worth a visit. Not only is this a great place to shop, you can also be part of community life. One of the featured store holders at Neighbourgoods market is Vingaloo wine. Vingaloo wine is perfect for any occasion and it is available in four different options.
Rosebank Rooftop Market
When it comes to markets, the Rosebank rooftop market is a not-to-be-missed event. If you are local, this is the place to connect with your community while tourists can immerse themselves in South Africa culture. With an extensive product range you are sure to find what you are looking for, whether it is food or crafts. Live music adds to the festive ambiance and children will love the kids entertainment.
Bruma Flea Market
Bruma flea market is located close to Eastgate Shopping Mall at the corner of Ernest Oppenheimer and Marcia Avenue in Bruma. The benefit of visiting this market is that it is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm excluding Mondays. The comprehensive market offers a wide array of goods which include clothes and handmade crafts. This market is an awesome outing for the whole family as there are food and live entertainment. The Kid’s World area will keep your children busy while you shop and you can even get your car cleaned at the same time.
Market on Main Johannesburg
Market On Main Johannesburg is held at Arts on Main every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Once a week locals can visit this exciting market to taste regional food and browse the products of local designers. The market is a hub for makers, locals and visitors and it embodies the energy of inner city life. Last year Market on Main opened up a second traders area in Pretoria which is held on selected dates.
Now that you have read more about the different markets in Johannesburg make sure that you don’t miss out by visiting them first hand. Whether you want to relax and enjoy the entertainment or buy a unique birthday gift, markets are the places to be. Remember to advertise your events and flea markets in Johannesburg on www.JunkMail.co.za today. Selling unique and just plain awesome goods? Place your FREE AD on Junk Mail and sell!