Spring is upon us, along with warmer days, fresh produce, and the kickoff season for local makers markets. #MadeintheUSA and #ShopLocal are continuing to inspire change and conversation regarding who makes our products and where they come from. While there are so many fabulous conscious consumer brands and creators online, there is just something special about meeting artists face-to-face while sipping a hand-crafted libation to the tune of a local band.
At The Good Trade, we could not be more excited to share these upcoming makers markets opening across the USA this spring! Show them some love if you live near one of these cities.
Good Makers Market
Where To Find It | Nashville, TN
When To Go | May 7th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Admission | Free
In an effort to create a city of conscious consumers, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Nashville’s Social Enterprise Alliance are hosting the Spring 17’ Good Makers Market on May 7. With various vendors, food trucks, music, and activities, the market is a family affair in the heart of music city and aims to support local entrepreneurs with a focus on social innovation. Admission and parking are free; the event will be held at 41 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210.
Where To Find It | Houston, TX
When To Go | April 29th, 9 AM - 5 PM
Admission | $5
Founded in 2009, Flea Style is a unique indoor marketplace that attracts more than 12,000+ shoppers. Hosted in both Dallas and Houston, the shows are family friendly and boast food, alcoholic beverages, live music, as well as 150+ vendors from all over Texas. The Dallas show has already finished for the year, but join vendors in Houston at Silver Streets Studios; tickets are $5 and parking is free on the street.
And if you can’t make it down south this year, check out Flea Style’s online shop for unique finds sourced from all over the globe, as well as its in-house custom product line developed with various vendors.
Where To Find It | Los Angeles, CA
When To Go | May 13th & 14th, 11 AM - 6 PM
Admission | $15-$35
A community-based, modern popup market, Unique LA began in 2008 to bring local-made design and art to the masses. Now, with 350+ independent designers and artists, the market hosts three events each year in Los Angeles, including its spring market at the California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Complimentary perks include drinks, snacks, haircuts from Imperial Barber, portraits by Oh Snap Studios, Kids Creativity Zone, and a luxurious lounge to rest after shopping. Tickets are $15 with unlimited re-entry all weekend long; parking is underground for $6.
Renegade Craft Fair
Where To Find It | 12 Major Cities in the U.S. and U.K.
When To Go | Various dates & times
Admission | Varies
The world’s largest makers market, Renegade Craft Fair takes place throughout the year in 12 major cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Denver, Austin, Miami, and London. With 300,000+ attendees annually, the influential market movement is is proud to be championing the global indie-craft movement and supporting local artisans. Every show varies in date, time, and admission price, but shoppers can expect a unique experience complete with music, food, libations, and more.
Raleigh Makers Market
Where To Find It | Raleigh, NC
When To Go | First Saturday of every month, 12 PM to 4 PM
Admission | Free
A smaller, more intimate market, The Raleigh Makers Market features 25+ artists, makers, and musicians from all over North Carolina and happens on the first Saturday of each month in the Raleigh Beer Garden (614 Glenwood Avenue). Shop local, listen to live music, and enjoy a craft brew in the spacious outdoor market. Entry and parking are free.
Makers Market in the Park
Where To Find It | San Jose, CA
When To Go | First Saturday of every month, 12 PM to 6 PM
Admission | Free
Showcasing products inspired by the heart and soul of the emerging maker, the Makers Market in the Park creates a space for the community to shop local and support its artists. Committed to conscious consumerism, the market vets all its products, ensuring high-quality, ethical, organic, and/or sustainable production.
Located on Santana Row, admission and parking are free. Enjoy 40+ vendors, live music, complimentary wine and bites, contests, and DIY Workshops.