We are the lovers of local. Seekers of treasures. Collectors of unique.
We are the Market Mafia.
The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market occurs year round, every Tuesday in Gulfport's Waterfront Arts District. This outdoor market supports over 70 vendors, some of them "working while while you watch", adding to the excitement for visitors. Gulfport is known for its independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance of this open-air market. The village is known for its quirky "old Florida" feel. According to the market's site, "We offer food for your body and community spirit for your soul." Find them…Find out more »
The Sarasota Farmers Market is run by a not for profit organization. This weekly market was first established in 1979! The year-round market is driven by a charitable mission of "educating consumers and sharing knowledge about the products and services of local farmers, local businesses and local artisans." Music can be found at both the south and north ends of the market, blocks of makers abound and ready to eat foods are up for grabs! The Sarasota Farmers Market is…Find out more »
The Downtown Farmers Curb Market runs eleven months out of the year, closed only in August. It's held outdoors every Saturday. Started in 2004, this market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) and according to their site, "It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items." They host on average 50-60 vendors each weekend!…Find out more »
Their mission is “to be the ‘heart’ of St. Petersburg - the place, more than anywhere else, that people feel a strong sense of joyful connectedness and creative community.” This market occurs every single Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg, from early October through late May. They host a smaller summer market in the shadier (in a good way) nearby Williams Park June through August. According to their site, about 10,000 people visit St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market on a typical Saturday,…Find out more »
Established in the 1880's, Ybor City is one of Tampa Bay's most historic neighborhoods located just a stone's throw from downtown. Underneath charming old oak trees, Ybor City Saturday Market makes for an enchanting shopping setting. Operating since 2000, the Ybor City Saturday Market claims to be the largest continually operating outdoor market in the Tampa Bay Area. According to their mission statement, "The Ybor City Saturday Market will improve the accessibility of nutritious and affordable, regionally grown produce and ornamental…Find out more »
This open-air market is held at the Shops at Wiregrass, on the corner of State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Wesley Chapel. Started in 2010, this market supports 80-100 vendors. It occurs every first and third Saturday of each month, year round; however, November through January the market is only held on the first Saturday of each month! Find them on Facebook! Follow them on Instagram!Find out more »
Aiming to be a hub for family gatherings and community events, Mastry's Brewing Co. hosts this monthly market. Saturday Extravaganza features live music or a featured DJ, food trucks, cold craft beer, local vendors and a great time. Visitors can expect 10-15 vendors every third Saturday of the month. Food trucks arrive at 5PM and music kicks off around 6PM. When planning your day, remember this venue is just steps away from beautiful St. Pete Beach. Find them on Facebook!…Find out more »
Safety Harbor Market on Main is a weekly outdoor event occurring every Sunday, year round. This market is held in Safety Harbor's picturesque downtown. Enjoy lounging on the gazebo lawn while listening to live music during the market. Stroll the quaint palm lined streets, permanent boutiques and restaurants in the area all within walking distance. They stand out among other markets for their special events they host throughout the year, including what they describe as "cooking demonstrations, Florida agriculture lessons, charity programs,…Find out more »
Tampa Indie Flea, sister event of the St. Pete Indie Market, is a curated indoor happening held every third Sunday of the month at the new Armature Works in Tampa. Their mission is “to showcase the amazing talent within our community.” According to the flea, their market is proudly leading the way in "showcasing the best in Indie Design, Vintage, Art, Crafts & Plants from the Bay Area." Visitors can expect 70+ vendors. This market is in the thick of everything…Find out more »
The Vagabond Gita is the weekly pop-up hosted by the same group who hosts Moonlight Markets Tampa Bay. Vagabond Gita occurs the first three Mondays of the month in Tampa's River West neighborhood. Making this market unique, they boast: tarot readings, fortune tellings, DJ's and live acts. Expect 15 vendors, 2 food trucks, and a full liquor bar. The first Monday of the month is Mimosa Monday; pick your poison with 10 handcraft mimosa options or try a flight of…Find out more »
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About Market Mafia
Driven by their love for exploring local markets, their fascination with the talent of hand-crafters throughout the Bay and the identified need for a one-stop-shop for locating them, the Market Mafia brain child was born between two best friends. The Market Mafia has become a passion project providing a creative outlet and opportunity to get involved in our community.
Are you local and looking to connect with like-minded creatives? Are you visiting and want to live like the locals during your stay? Are you a vendor looking for new places to network and sell your goods? Join the Market Mafia as we hit the Bay, track upcoming events, introduce you to makers/growers/movers/shakers, and give you the tools to stay in the loop with the marketing community.