Austin is a great place for a lot of activities such as kayaking, going to concerts, or checking out the nightlife. The next Austin staple you need to try is going to a market! Spring has sprung, and these nice warm temperatures won’t last for long until we cross over into the territory of unbearable heat. So soak up the sunshine and check out these upcoming markets in the area for trinkets, vintage fashion and more!
East Side Pop Up
Next Market – 4/23, 11-4 4/24, 12-5
Where: Long Play Lounge East (Saturday)
1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Central Machine Works (Sunday)
4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
This handcrafted pop-up puts on almost weekly markets year-round. Each market takes place at a different location around Austin and includes a different lineup of sellers and small businesses. You can find treasures such as pottery, original artwork, embroidered goods, and so much more! Keep up with their Instagram to find out where they’ll be next!
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Next Market – 4/29, 10-8
Where: 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
Blue Genie only opens up for in-person markets a few times a year, so take advantage while you can! Their May Market will run on weekends from April 29th to May 30th. This is a great place for a Mother’s Day gift or an end-of-semester treat to yourself! Check out their Instagram for what businesses and products they will be showcasing!
The Front Market
Next Market – 4/23 11-5
Where: Distribution Hall
1500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
This market exclusively showcases women and LGBTQ+-owned small businesses from Texas. Their Spring Showcase market will be on April 23 and 24. It features more than 150 vendors, food, DJs and more! Some vendors will only be there on either day, so attend both Saturday and Sunday if you can to support all the artists. Check out their Instagram for a full vendor lineup and sneak peeks at some of the products for sale!
Soco Makers Market
Next Market – Friday-Sunday, 10-6
Where: 1511 South Congress Ave.
This street market happens every weekend on the corner of Elizabeth and Monroe. The vendors regularly stay the same, with a few surprises here and there. Shop everything from engraved jewelry to crystals and CBD products. It’s a great place to kill time if you’re waiting for a table at any Soco restaurant!
Original Austin Flea
Next Market – 4/23, 12-6
Where: Zilker Brewing
1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
This market also includes all the Austin essentials, from hand-poured candles to upcycled goods. OAF is a weekly market that takes up residence in a different outdoor venue each weekend. Subscribe to their newsletter to see where they’ll be next!
In Austin, there is always a market going on. So next time you’re searching for weekend plans or a fun date idea, grab something to drink and head over to a market for some shopping and fun!