Local Maker’s Markets

Local. Handmade. Artisan. These are the words that come to mind when we envision a lifestyle of conscious consumerism. While it can still be difficult to source American-made, small-batch goods, makers markets and pop-up shops are making it easier—and we love them for it. Even better, collaborators continue to host markets that are fun, unique, and an enjoyable shopping experience.

In continuation of our Spring Makers Markets Guide, we are excited to share eleven unique pop-up shops and makers markets happening all across the country this summer. Whether you want to shop outside in the sun or while sipping wine in an intimate setting, there is something for everyone. 

Pop-Up New York 

Where To Find It | New York City, NY
When To Go | June – November (various dates & times)
Admission | Free

Pop-Up New York is on a mission to redefine the street fair experience. With various themed markets and pop ups happening throughout the season in New York City, the community can experience an ever-changing lineup and unique atmosphere. Pop-Up New York also gives back to the community by partnering with non-profit organizations in the area. Check the event calendar for upcoming market dates and locations.

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Grove Street PATH Plaza Artist & Makers Market

Where To Find It | Jersey City, NJ
When To Go | July – September (various dates & times)
Admission | Free

Founded in 2015, the Artist and Makers Market at Grove Street PATH Plaza connects artisans with the metro NYC community and meets the consumer demand for locally sourced goods. Running in conjunction with a weekly live music series, the open-air bazaar features local art, fashion, design, food, music, and more. Market admission is free and parking is complimentary.

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Pop-Up Raleigh

Where To Find It | Raleigh, NC
When To Go | July 15, August 19, September 16 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Admission | Free

Growing out of a love of the nicked and the scratched, Pop-Up Raleigh is a monthly, year-round market featuring south-inspired vintage goods. Shop while sipping local craft beer from Trophy Brewing and enjoy bites from local food trucks. Admission is free; the market is located at 656 Maywood Avenue.

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East West Summer Pop-Up Shop

Where To Find It | Asheville, NC
When To Go | June 22 – June 25 | 10 AM – 9 PM (Thursday – Saturday), 10 AM – 6 PM (Sunday)
Admission | Free, $5 VIP Preview

Showcasing the best in handmade and vintage goods, this four-day pop-up shop in North Carolina is a carefully curated boutique shopping experience. With 80+ vendors, live music, food, wine/beer, workshops, and a fresh flower bar, the East West Summer Pop-Up Shop will be one of the most unique markets to hit the south this summer. Admission is free; the market is located at 278 Haywood Road.

*Some of the workshops and festivities are limited to a $5 ticketed VIP preview night on Wednesday, June 21, 5 PM – 9 PM. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

Learn More About The East West Summer Pop-Up Shop


Roots Pop-Up Market

Where To Find It | Skokie, IL
When To Go | July 22 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Admission | Free

Shop Chicagoland makers and small businesses at a one-day market, hosted by Chicagoland Pop-Up Shop Events. The market will be set up in the Westfield Old Orchard Mall, 4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, and attendees can expect 20 local vendors, as well as a $100 Popcash Giveaway. Admission is free and the host kindly asks for guests to register online.

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Hello Beautiful Pop-Up Shop

Where To Find It | Chicago, IL
When To Go | August 22 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Admission | Free

Also hosted by Chicagoland Pop-Up Shop Events, Hello Beautiful is an intimate and local boutique shopping experience for Windy City residents. Guests are invited to shop unique and eclectic clothing, beauty products, accessories, and more from 20 local vendors, all while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Admission is free; the event will be held at 404 Wine Bar Co., 2852 North Southport Avenue.

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The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair

Where To Find It | Kansas City, MO
When To Go | August 6 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission | Free

The Kansas City community is invited to the 7th Annual Summer Swing, hosted by The Strawberry Swing and in collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts. Shop 100+ handmade, vintage, and local items while admiring the museums’ sculptures and gardens. Admission is free and the first 100 guests who bring a monetary donation for The Non-Profit Nelson Atkins Museum will receive a coveted Swag Bag full of items our vendors have donated.

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Firefly Handmade Marketplace

Where To Find It | Boulder, CO
When To Go | July 15 & 16 | 10 AM – 4 PM (both days)
Admission | Free

Supporting and celebrating local artists since 2010, Firefly Handmade is the premier marketplace for handmade-only artisan goods in Boulder, Colorado and the Front Range.  A seasonal series and curated market, the ambiance and location of the market often change, and new vendors are consistently being added to the list. The community can expect 100+ vendors, food trucks, artisan demos, and a dog-friendly atmosphere. Admission and parking are free; the market will take place on 29th street. 

Learn More About The Firefly Handmade Marketplace


Urban Craft Market At The Seattle Street Food Festival

Where To Find It | Seattle, WA
When To Go | July 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 6 PM
Admission | Free

Experience artisans, makers, pop-ups, food trucks, culinary arts and more at the Urban Craft Market At The Seattle Street Food Festival this summer! Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. The market will be at 217 9th Avenue (North Seattle).

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Sourced Pop-Up Markets

Where To Find It | Laguna Beach, CA
When To Go | Monthly, varies
Admission | Free

Sourced Collective is a co-working and collaboration space for creatives with monthly pop-up markets featuring artists, crafters, and makers in Southern California. Markets are typically announced only a couple of weeks in advance so follow along on Facebook for upcoming dates. Admission is free to attend.

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Taylor Street Night+Market

Where To Find It | San Jose, CA
When To Go | Every Thursday Through August | 5 PM – 9 PM
Admission | Free

Curated by SJMADE, a local organization focusing on creating opportunities for local makers and creatives, Taylor Street Night+Market brings street food, libations, live music, artists, and makers all together in one place. The market is hosted at Gordon Biersch Brewery, 357 E Taylor St. and the vendor lineup changes weekly. Entry is free. 

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