Tampa Bay’s Unique Artisan Markets

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Unique Artisan Markets in Tampa Bay to Peruse Together

 

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Incorporate a visit to local artisan markets into your weekend plans. Whether you love to shop and browse or just enjoy looking at local art, these events are always a hit in the Tampa community. Plus, these markets are the perfect places to shop for a unique gift for your favorite person. They're also a great if you're a budding small business looking to get community exposure. Check out our list of the best artisan markets in Tampa Bay below and get to shopping!  And check out Tampa Bay Parenting for some family-friendly Tampa things to do!

 

Seminole Heights

Thee Blxck Market, Seminole Heights, Tampa

A new market on the Tampa Bay block, Thee Blxck Market is a Seminole Heights based market held once a month at Blxckout Beauty. During the summer months, Thee Blxck Market comes as a fun Saturday night market and a sunny Sunday market during the cooler times of year. This local-focused artisan market features fun food vendors, clothing boutiques, vintage thrift shops, jewelry makers, and candle/skincare wellness treats. I love this market for their variety of different styles. Whether your style is trendy and chic or a sustainable and earthy, you will find something here. My favorite vendor at Thee Blxck Market has to be Nirie Collection, a trendy clothing boutique where I've found so many in-demand clothing pieces.

Date and Time Details

  • August 28 – Night Market, 7-10pm
  • September 25 – Night Market, 7-10pm
  • October 23 – Night Market, 7-10pm
  • November 21 – Day Market, 1-5pm
  • December 19 – Day Market, 1-5pm
  • January 23 – Day Market, 1-5pm

 

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market

This local artisan market features 60+ vendors and caters to the greater Seminole Heights neighborhood. This market offers a mixture of fresh produce, plants, herbs, fresh baked goods, take home foods, hand crafts and ready to eat lunch bites.

Date and Time Details

  • 2nd Sunday of the month 11am-3pm

 

Cactus Moon Market, Seminole Heights, Tampa

For a whimsical getaway from the work week, come to this magical monthly event held every second Saturday – Cactus Moon Market! Located at the Cactus Moon plant shop and event space in Seminole Heights, just north of Tampa's downtown, this market hosts 25+ of Tampa's best small businesses. The vendors are hosted outdoors in their garden area, amongst twinkly lights for a colorful shopping experience! You can also learn more about Cactus Moon's own shop, offering plants, plant workshops, and event floral services.

Date and Time Details

  • Second Saturday of every month, from 5-9pm

 

Artisan Markets in Tampa Bay - Cactus Moon Market in Seminole Heights
Image credit: Cactus Moon

 

 

Market on Florida

You'll have to stay updated to keep track of this artisan market. The Market on Florida is a traveling pop-up experience taking place at a new location with every event. The signature pop up market is held at Gaze Yoga Studio – featuring art, vintage, vinyl, and more. One of my favorite regular local vendors is Moon Light Sticker Co, selling weatherproof and dishwasher safe stickers for your water bottles and laptop cases.

Date and Time Details

  • Follow on Instagram for the latest updates and upcoming dates, typically held on Saturdays from 3-6pm

 


Greater Tampa Area

Second Sunday Art Walk and Vendor Fair at Armature Works

One of my favorite Sunday markets is located at Armature Works. After having brunch at Armature's Steelbach or Oak & Ola, you can walk off the mimosas and French toast at this monthly event. Artists and creators set up shop from 11am-3pm in the Gathering space in the Armature Works warehouse, selling handmade gifts, jewelry, art, woodworking, and more.

Here's a secret for the art lovers: : the featured art continues in the Armature Courtyard. Curated by Stella Gallerie, the Art Walk showcases dozens of local Tampa and regional artists.

Date and Time Details

  • Second Sunday of every month from 11am-3pm

 

Heights Night Market at Armature Works

The Heights Night Market is a monthly night market also held at Armature Works. Every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Armature puts on a great market with a rotating list of artists and local creators. You'll find handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood working, unique gifts and more. The Heights Night Market is free to attend, family-friendly and features live music at each event.

Date and Time Details

  • Second Wednesday of every month from 5:30-9:30pm

 

Heights Night Market at Armature Works
Image credit: Armature works

 

Oxford Exchange Holiday Market in South Tampa

Ready to do your Christmas shopping? Choose to support local small businesses during the holiday season. Every year during the first week of December, Oxford Exchange invites Tampa locals to kick off the Christmas season with classic tunes, gorgeous decorations, and the best art vendors in town. You'll find everything from local beauty to treats for your dog and different types of art for home decor. My friends and I love this market to finish off our Christmas gift shopping. It's a great place to buy unique gifts that you can't find anywhere else.

Date and Time Details

  • Thursday, December 9, 5:30-9:30pm

 

Junior League of Tampa's Holiday Gift Market

Holiday Gift Market is The Junior League of Tampa’s largest fundraising event. The event provides a unique shopping experience featuring small business merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and children’s items. Net proceeds of the event fund the League’s community projects and programs around Tampa Bay, which focus on child welfare and education.

Date and Time Details

  • November 11th to 14th at the Florida State Fairgrounds

 

Ybor City Saturday Market

Operating since 2000, the Ybor City Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor market in the Tampa Bay Area. Centered in Tampa’s Historic District, the market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for locally produced items unique to the Tampa Bay area. The Ybor City Saturday Market offers a unique opportunity for customers to meet the artist as well as see one of a kind pieces created in the artist’s booth. You can also purchase locally produced gourmet foods representing the area.

Date and Time Details

  • Saturdays 9am-1pm

 

Guide to the Ybor City Saturday Market
Image credit: Ybor City Saturday Market

 

Indie Flea's Sunday Market Showcase in Ybor City

Indie Flea just announced a new event series in Tampa on the 3rd Sunday of each month, starting October 17, 2021. This new market will take place at the new luxury Hotel Haya's grand ballroom, featuring a micro collection of artists, makers, and small businesses with a heavy focus on high end vintage wares, plant and garden ornaments, ceramic housewares and handmade jewelry.

Date and Time Details

  • 3rd Sunday of each month beginning October 17, 2021

 

Sunshine and Sunset Market at Midtown

Know where Midtown Tampa is? You might not because it's basically brand new, but Midtown Tampa is the new home of Whole Foods, at the intersection of S. Dale Mabry and Cypress, between Kennedy Blvd. and I-275 on Dale Mabry.  Midtown Commons offers a Sunshine Market from 10am to 2pm on the 4th Saturday of the month, and a Sunset Market on the 1st Thursday of each month.  Their taglines include “Local Makers + Seasonal Farms + Artisans + Live Music” for Sunrise and “Sip, Stroll + Shop Every 1st Thursday.”

Date and Time Details

  • Sunshine 4th Saturday 10am-2pm
  • Sunset 1st Thursday 6pm-9pm

 

tampa farmers market artisan market

 

North Tampa Market in Carrollwood

Hosted at Carrollwood Cultural Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month, North Tampa Market (aka Carrollwood Market) supports 70 – 100 vendors and caters to the greater North Tampa Area including Carrollwood, Northdale, Town and Country, Westchase and Lutz.

Date and Time Details

  • 2nd Saturday 10am-2pm

 

Westchase Locale Market

If you can't make it to Seminole Heights for some of the Tampa art markets, you can check out the Westchase Locals Market. Held every second Saturday in the Westchase Town Center from 10am-3pm, you can pick up plants, handmade jewelry, baked goods, and art! I love this market for the live music and delicious snack vendors like King of All Guacamoles. This market is also dog-friendly.

Date and Time Details

  • Every second Saturday from 10am-3pm

 

clearwater farmers market tampa bay

 

Shops at Wiregrass Fresh Market

Not to be confused with the grocery store of the same name, the Fresh Market at Wiregrass takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, since it began in 2010.  Located in Wesley Chapel, this market features between 80-100 vendors.

Date and Time Details

  • Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10am-2pm

 

Hyde Park's Essentials Market

South Tampa's Hyde Park Village hosts this long running market that has everything from Bloody Mary's to fresh eggs, and even the chickens that lay the eggs!  A great way to spend the morning in and around interesting people and things!

Date and Time Details

  • Every 1st Sunday from 10am-2pm

 

st pete farmers market

 

 


St. Pete

The Indie Flea, St. Pete

A luxury spin on the classic flea market, Indie Flea is one of the original hipster markets here in Tampa Bay! Popularized with their fun mod branding and iconic locations in the Tampa area, they've travelled from Tampa Heights to Armature Works, and most recently the Coastal Creative warehouse in St. Pete. My favorite pop-up has to be their Plant Pop-up shop, featuring tons of different plant vendors and plant accessory creators.

Indie Flea is mainly known for its St. Pete Indie Market – a huge monthly market, featuring over 80 different vendors. The market showcases local artists, indie designers, vintage boutiques, food trucks, jewelry creators, eclectic craftsmen and more local businesses. The most recent event was a new concept, a Spring Market Showcase featuring indoor and outdoor displays from tons of vendors.

Date and Time Details

  • Check out the market schedule for details on upcoming artisan markets and pop-ups
Indie Flea artisan market St. Pete
Image credit: Indie Flea

 

Corey Avenue Market on St. Pete Beach

For almost 15 years the Corey Avenue Market on St. Pete Beach in St. Petersburg has been home to 50+ vendors, and a favorite of St. Pete Beach locals and people from throughout Tampa Bay.  Vendors sell locally produced / grown veggies and produce, plants, foods to take home or ready to eat bits, and the market features live music, shopping, and is walking distance to some great brunch spots.

Date and Time Details

  • Every Sunday from 10am-2pm

 

Saturday Morning Market + Williams Park Summer Market

Take the Gandy or Howard Franklin Bridge across Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg and be prepared to experience one of the top farmers markets in the U.S. Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, the Saturday Morning Market gets ready for business at the Al Lang Field parking lot in downtown St. Pete. Expect an estimated 170 vendors selling their goods and artisans selling their crafts. Add stellar food choices for dining and live music for entertainment and it’s a perfect day in the Florida sunshine.

Date and Time Details

  • Saturdays October – May; Williams Park Summer Market: Saturdays June – August, 9am-1pm

 

Gourmet Tampa Bay Date at Home - Saturday Morning Market
Williams Park Summer Market | Image credit: Saturday Morning Market

 

 


Dunedin

Dunedin Downtown Market

Located in the Dunedin area? The Dunedin Downtown Market not only sells great fresh produce, but is also a great representation of the Dunedin art scene. This market is held Saturdays from 9am-1pm in the Dunedin Historical Museum parking lot.  They also rotate vendors weekly, so you get a new experience with every visit. Experience over 60 different vendors, including yummy food and local arts and crafts. I love visiting the Dunedin Downtown Market to pick up house decor, as Dunedin's art scene is great for colorful pieces.

Date and Time Details

  • Every Saturday from 9am-1pm

 

 


Related:  Check out Orlando's local art markets!

 

Feature image credit: Armature Works


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