There was a time when there was barely a handful of markets dotted around Cape Town and its environs, most (if not all) of which were seasonal and weather-dependent. Not anymore. Winter, summer, weekday, weekend, weekly, monthly, indoors, outdoors – the choice really is yours. We share our choice for the next week.
Woodmill Lifestyle Market in Stellenbosch is a Friday night music market that includes boutique wines, craft beers and home-made goodies to eat while being entertained by talented musicians. Tomorrow night also sees the third Boutique Beer Festival, where a variety of microbreweries will showcase their beers. Website Facebook
Also on a Friday, from 4pm – 10pm, the Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market is a heart warming neighbourhood food and goods market – including a sushi bar & draft beer – set in a beautiful old warehouse on the corner of Albertyn & Milner Roads in the heart of bustling Muizenberg.
The Salt Circle Arcade in Albert Road hosts the Salt Circle Boutique Marketevery Saturday from 9am to 2pm. While this lifestyle market offers authentic traditional foods from all over the world, all products sold are 100% South African made, and the market supports local trade and industry. Phone 021 424 1210 for info.
Saturday, 28 July, also sees the very popular City Bowl Fashion Market at 14 Hope Street, Gardens. This is becoming the place in town to do your fashion shopping. Over 30 designers showcase their creations and if you love fashion, vintage, jewellery and decor, it’s definitely the place to be.
The River Club Boutique Market is the first of two new markets launching on Sunday, 29 July. A select bespoke, handcraft artisan market includes delicious food, gifts, collectibles, fashion, décor, design & lifestyle. Added attractions include live music &performances, art-house films and more.
Only On A Sunday is the second new market that launches on Sunday, 29 July. This new weekly market takes place at Zula Bar in Long Street from 10am to 4pm and will feature everything A – Z, retro to modern, collectibles to perishables as well as plenty of live entertainment.
Launched two weeks ago, Village Market’s *The Wednesday “Little Saturday” Market at Cape Quarter features a wonderful selection of gourmet foods, including craft beer, cheese, charcuterie, waffles and Belgian chocolate, as well as fashion and jewellery. The market runs from noon until 7pm.
On Wednesday, 1 August, Bay Harbour Market launches the Comedy Supper Club, featuring comedians Rob van Vuuren, Mum-z and Marc Lottering. All the usual food traders will be there, as well as the Boom Bar, serving wine, spirits and the largest selection of draught beer in Cape Town.
Finally, the third installment of the wonderfully-named Not Another Fecking Market takes place on Saturday, 4 August, with vintage clothing, art and design, accessories, good food, exhibition showcasing Cape Town creatives, live entertainment, cash prizes & more. 3pm – 8pm at Ragazzi Live Bar.