MARKET SW NEWS & PRESS

Market SW returns on Friday nights to the Southwest Waterfront!

March 26th, 2021 
Market SW | Alternate Fridays
Opening: June 25th
Time: 4pm - 10pm
Location: 425 M St SW, DC



Returning June 25th from 4pm-10pm, Market SW, the beloved night market at Southwest Waterfront will once again provide a splash of culture, shopping, entertainment, food & beverages, and some much needed outdoor community engaged fun to the corner of 4th and M Street SW. The market will continue every other Friday through October 15th.

After a year spent providing small business and performance interaction virtually, Market SW enters its 5th year, with support from the SWBID, expanding its presence as a Friday night staple on the Southwest Waterfront. The night market is directly across the street from Waterfront Station Metro and near Arena Stage. 


With an inviting mix of local and creative businesses, food trucks, live music, a fully stocked beer garden, colorful lights, and family-friendly activities, each market creates a lively atmosphere of a neighborhood outdoor living room. The market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers including families, young professionals, and home-owning seniors from the surrounding community. The neighborhood is home to a wide selection of recreational, cultural, and park destinations, including the main campus of the Smithsonian Institution along the National Mall, and The Wharf. There is also adjacent and near-by public parking. 

As always, we are looking for unique, creative, and inspired entrepreneurs and small businesses with a diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, furnishings, decor, and collectibles, as well as other local and handcrafted products to present. If your business is looking to gain public exposure and professional experience in outdoor, face-to-face retail, we offer 10 x 10 space sizes, tents not included. 

For those interested in applying, you can find more information at the "Apply Here" section of the Market SW website or go directly to the app Here.

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The Flea Market at Eastern Market is Building Back. More Exhibitors Welcome

The long running (38 years!) and diverse participation (representing 5 continents and a world of unique products!) of The Flea Market at Eastern Market has taken a step forward in shedding its Covid related limitations.

While the market has continuously been weathering the pandemic uncertainties on 7th Street and the C St Plaza on Capitol Hill Sundays in 2021, this weekend will launch a larger seasonal layout, removal of all restrictions and protocols (keep wearing a mask at your discretion) and return of many hibernating vendors. The market now, in the first time in 18 months, is again accepting applications for new vendors as well.

From made in DC crafts to vintage finds and handmade products from around the world, we are accepting applications for participation at The Flea Market at Eastern Market.  Apply Here

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APPLY FOR FARMERS MARKET SW

February, 2020
Returning on April 18th, 2020, and continuing every Saturday until November 21st, the popular Farmers MarketSW returns to the Southwest DC community. 

Centrally-located across from Waterfront Metro Station at the corner of 4th and M St SW, we invite local and regional farmers, as well as food artisans, to participate in selling local produce, sustainable meat & eggs, fresh baked breads, and hot cuisine from around the world. 

Weekly, the market features live music and performances, community organizations, kids' activities, and special giveaways and promotions throughout the season. Farmers MarketSW is operated with the support from our sponsors at the Southwest Business Improvement District and Waterfront Station.


We are eager to expand the quality and diversity of our food suppliers, inviting those who sell agricultural products, health-conscious snacks, and other delicious items to participate in our growing market. 

Products of interest include: local farm produce, dairy, meats, and plants; baked goods; preserves & honey; oils & extracts; prepared foods & beverages with special consideration for breakfast items and fresh juice preparation; as well as non-food related items such as homeopathic bath & skin care items; candles; local crafts and other artisan goods. All farmers and prepared food vendors must have applicable licenses, insurance and farmers must have DC Dept. of Weights & Measures scale certification. 

We are offering 10'x10', 10'x20 double spaces, and extended sizes. All participants are expected to display their products in a professional and inviting way. Vendors supply their own tents, umbrellas, chairs and tables, and other display items.  Limited electricity is available on site.

Spring Markets coming in Southwest DC

February 2, 2020
The beloved Friday-night Market SW, and Saturday-morning Farmers Market SW, will be returning to the Southwest DC neighborhood this Spring!

Market SW Season Finale Oct 28

October 22, 2016
SEASON SEND OFF AT SOUTHWEST DC NIGHT MARKET
A jam-packed send off can be expected for the last night market of the season at this month's MarketSW 5 to 10 pm Friday, October 28, on "The Lot" at Waterfront Station, 4th & M Streets, SW.

Summer Night Market Lights Up

August 19, 2016
SUMMER SIZZLE AT DC NIGHT MARKET IN SOUTHWEST
As the sun sets on summer, this month's MarketSW will sizzle with live local music, unique exhibitors, tasty treats, and the neighborhood's popular beer and cigar garden from 4 to 10 pm Friday, August 26, on "The Lot" at 4th an M St. SW.

Summer Night Market Returns July 22

July 16, 2016
DC'S FIRST NIGHT MARKET SET FOR SUMMER IN SOUTHWEST
A relaxing evening of books, reading and jazz will be featured additions to this month's MarketSW, 4 to 10 pm Friday, July 22, on "The Lot" at 4th an M St. SW.

Seasonal Night Market Returns May 27

May 23, 2016
DC'S FIRST NIGHT MARKET TO RESUME IN SOUTHWEST
A DJ party with an eclectic evening of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, and Downtempo vibrations will be featured as the monthly MarketSW, returns to kick off its second season 5 to 10 pm Friday, May 27 at Waterfront Station's "The Lot" at 4th & M Streets, SW.

Awards & Announcements for Flea Market

April 15, 2016
MARKET AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Outdoor markets managed by Diverse Markets Management (DMM) continued to make news this month-both in local recognition and ramping up for new seasons!

Final Market SW of The Year Friday Evening

October 17, 2015
A DJ party with an eclectic evening of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, and Downtempo vibrations will be featured as the monthly MarketSW returns for its final 2015 installment 5 to 10 pm Friday, October 23 at Waterfront Station, 4th and M Streets, SW.

MarketSW Returns Friday Evening August 28

August 22, 2015 
Berman said food options have been expanded from the first three events. Food trucks participating will be Nom Nom Gourmet, a Southeast Asian specialist which returns from July; DC Crab Cake N Co. ,selling Maryland crab cake and other sliders; and DC Pollo, serving Peruvian rotisserie.

MarketSW Returns Friday Evening July 24

July 21, 2015
Among the 30 small businesses exhibiting at the market will be: LittleTibet Boutique, SCARVELOUS, District Made Store, BAMI Products, Totally Carter Design, Pure Palette, Cherry Blossom Creative, Tunisian Touch, Poppi, Silk Road Traders, and Divine Planet. See the entire array of exhibitors and activities here!

Attractions Added to MarketSW Friday

May 26, 2015
A beer garden, cigar stand, food trucks, and community outreach have been added to the previously announced mix of exhibitors, live painting, and entertainment for the launch of the monthly MarketSW 4 to 9 pm Friday at Waterfront Station, 4th and M Streets, SW.

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Night Market Returns to Southwest This Friday

by Tim Regan - May 23, 2016
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A monthly market is scheduled to once again bring drinks, cigars and food to a lot near the Waterfront Metro station this week. MarketSW will kick off its second year at 4th and M Streets SW this Friday, organizers announced today. The event will include “an enhanced outdoor bar,” a master cigar roller and music, according to the MarketSW website.

Night Market in Southwest to Feature Beer, Cigars

by Andrew Ramonas - May 28, 2015
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An Asian-inspired monthly market is slated to bring beer and cigars just outside the Waterfront Metro station this week. The first-ever MarketSW will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. Art gallery Art Whino will host a beer garden and “cigar bar lounge,” along with living painting by muralists, according to the MarketSW website. A cigar roller will be on hand, too, MarketSW operator Diverse Markets Management announced this week.

Asian-Inspired Night Market Coming to Southwest

by Andrew Ramonas - April 13, 2015
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Southwest will have an Asian-inspired monthly market with crafts, antiques, live music and food trucks starting in May. MarketSW will launch at 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, just outside the Waterfront Metro station, the market’s operator announced Saturday. Vendors will be on hand until 9 p.m.

The MARKET SW is production of DMM supported by Waterfront Station and the Southwest Business Improvement District.