These open-air markets in San Francisco showcase a diverse range of artists, makers, farmers, and other types of vendors. Whether you’re looking for a nice weekend farmers market to pick up some local produce, or a craft market to buy a unique gift, we’re sure these local open-air markets will put you in touch with the best SF has to offer.
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Weekly recurring markets in SF
- San Francisco farmers markets: Farmer’s markets are a must for countless SF residents who enjoy getting their food from local sources. Be sure to stop by these fantastic farmers markets, located all around the city and bringing new, fresh produce to you every weekend.
- Off The Grid: Fort Mason Center – Fridays at Fort Mason Center – This is California’s largest weekly food truck event, the only such market featuring a full bar and live music all season long. The free events bring dozens of gourmet food trucks to the Fort Mason Center parking lot. Enjoy the summer season from March 24-June 23, followed by the fall season later in the year.
- UN Plaza Gift Gallery – Thursdays and Fridays at UN Plaza – UN Plaza hosts this showcase of vendors selling crafts, antiques, clothing, jewelry, and vintage items through April 2023.
- Alemany Flea Market – Sundays at 100 Alemany Blvd – A family-friendly outdoor market stocked with antiques, clothing, accessories, coins, stamps, vinyl, furniture, jewelry, toys, and more.
Monthly/seasonally recurring markets in SF
- Yerba Buena Art & Maker’s Market – First Sundays (April-December) at Yerba Buena Gardens – Check out a rotating lineup of musical performances and local vendors selling original arts, crafts, and artisanal items at this new SF market.
- HEAD WEST – First Sundays at the Ferry Building / Apr. 23, June 25, Aug. 27, Oct. 22 in Hayes Valley at Patricia’s Green – A local outdoor marketplace showcasing the best makers, crafters, designers, and artists in the Bay.
- Gardeneur Plant Market – Second Sundays (through September) at the Ferry Building – This beloved plant market sells a variety of indoor and outdoor plants on the South Plaza.
- Inner Sunset Flea – Second Sundays (April-November) at Irving St between 9th and 10th Ave – A grassroots flea market with Sunset Mercantile showcasing 30+ arts, crafts, and food vendors.
- Secondhand Saturdays – Third Saturdays (April-November) at 37th and Ortega – 40+ vendors sell vintage and secondhand goods. April’s event includes a record swap, tie-dye station, and live music.
- Sunday Streets SF – Select Sundays at various locations – This monthly event has celebrated car-free streets in SF for 15 years. Come out for recreational activities, food, music, dance, and fun.
- Kapwa Gardens – new events and dates released monthly – Kapwa Gardens is a delightful community space in SoMa Pilipinas with fun new events each month. Don’t miss their popular Yum Yams market on May 13.
- Pop Ups on the Plaza – Mar. 25, June 10, Sept. 23, and Dec. 9 at the Ferry Building – Four events celebrating local Black-owned businesses at Foodwise’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market.
- Hella Plants Market – Apr. 1 (more dates TBA) at the SF County Fair Building – Visitors can browse dozens of local plant vendors while enjoying delicious vegan treats. Support local small businesses and adopt some leafy new plant children to liven up your home.
- West Coast Craft – Apr. 8, June 10-11 at Fort Mason Center; Aug. 11-13 at Outside Lands – The ultimate celebration of artisans specializing in the west coast lifestyle and aesthetic makes several more appearances in SF this year.
One-time markets and holiday markets in SF
- Superfine Art Fair – Mar. 23-26 at Fort Mason Center – This vibrant event will showcase 60 creators including local, national, and international artists. It’s a chance to browse hundreds of works in a grand gallery space and purchase original pieces for a steal.
- Renegade Craft – Apr. 1-2 at Fort Mason Center – Ring in the spring season with 250+ makers and artisans packed into the Festival Pavilion.
- NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival – Apr. 8-9, 15-16 at Japantown Peace Plaza – The popular festival features plenty of Japanese cultural performances, a Grand Parade, traditional art, live music and dance, food, and much more.
- 420 at Hippie Hill Apr. 20 at Robin Williams Meadow in GG Park – Tens of thousands of people come out to celebrate all things marijuana. The event includes permitted cannabis and food vendors and live music.
- Art Market SF – Apr. 20-23 at Fort Mason Center – The Bay Area’s longest running art fair takes over the Festival Pavilion with 85 top galleries.
- SF NOW/*NOTED 2023 – Apr. 27-28 at Fort Mason Center – A new SF market and greeting card expo with a gallery-like structure.
- Cesar Chavez Day Parade and Festival – Apr. 29 on 24th between Folsom and Bryant – Check out the parade and enjoy food and drink vendors as well as live performances, arts and crafts, a lowrider car show, games for children and much more.
- Carnaval – May 27-28 in Mission District – This huge event features 50 local performing artists on 5 main stages. 400 vendors will line the streets with amazing international food from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Haiti and many more.
- Union Street Festival – June 3-4 in Cow Hollow – San Francisco’s oldest festival brings together a community of artists, musicians, families and food vendors in Cow Hollow.
- Philippine Independence Crawl – June 11 in SoMa Pilipinas – Various locations in SoMa Pilipinas will host activities, music, and more to celebrate 125 years of decolonization.
- North Beach Festival – June 17-18 in North Beach – One of the nation’s longest-running street festivals with live music at multiple stages, dozens of vendors selling gourmet food and arts and crafts, and exciting activities for kids and adults.
- Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival – Aug. 2023 date TBA in Chinatown – Chinatown’s beloved event celebrating the moon and summer harvest goes back to 1991 with countless food vendors, nonstop entertainment, lion dancing, mooncakes, kids’ activities, and more.
- Folsom Street Fair – Sept. 24 on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th – Tens of thousands of leather and BDSM lovers gather to celebrate sexual liberation in SoMa with several hundred booths selling sex toys, gear, and adjacent products.
- Cole Valley Fair – Sept. 2023 date TBA in Cole Valley – Sunset Mercantile’s annual fair showcasing historic Cole Valley photographs, a display of vintage automobiles, community booths, and children’s activities.
- Haight Ashbury Street Fair – Sept. 17, 2023 on Haight Street between Masonic & Stanyan – A lively street fair with live music, dozens of vendors, and beer tents.
- Castro Street Fair – Oct. 1, 2023 at Castro and Market Streets – The beloved street fair founded by Harvey Milk himself with hundreds of local artists, vendors, organizations, and more lining the streets.
- 20th St Block Party – Oct. 2023 date TBA in the Mission – Enjoy awesome music with everything from garage rock to Latinx R&B, as well as delicious street food and shopping from the city’s favorite vendors.
- Día de los Muertos – Nov. 2023 dates TBA – A number of community organization usually host Día de los Muertos events and marketplaces at the end of October and beginning of November. See our 2022 guide for an idea of what to look for in 2023.
- Holiday and Christmas markets – Dec. 2023 dates and markets TBA – The holiday season brings dozens of festive markets to San Francisco and surrounding locations. See our 2022 guide for an idea of what to look for in 2023.
- Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade – 2023 event passed, 2024 date TBA – This enormous festival has been happening since 1851, making it the oldest and largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
- St Patrick’s Day Parade and festival events – 2023 events passed, 2024 dates TBA – In addition to SF’s famous St. Paddy’s Day Parade 173 years in the running, you can check out open-air markets and events courtesy of UICC.