our curated markets and events bring together the area's best designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to showcase their work in a festive atmosphere.
In the energizing era of entrepreneurship, New England Open Markets serves over 300 small businesses each weekend, providing them with a venue for their talents and wares, and for the public, a unique shopping experience. Buyers meet the makers, the growers, the chefs, and learn a bit about the goods they are purchasing, where they originated, and how they were created. The vendors themselves, from all over New England and beyond, enjoy a supportive community of like-minded craftspeople, artisans and designers. The authenticity that can be found in the handmade and the independent give a refreshing choice to those in search of the individual. The mission of New England Open Markets is to support that movement.
GREENWAY OPEN MARKET
Now in its 7th season, the Greenway Open Market is a vibrant arts market featuring talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. Held Saturdays and every 1st and 3rd Sunday, May through October along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products and much more! Explore the parks and stroll tree lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, eat at a food truck and shop local at the Greenway Open Market! It’s truly an original Boston experience!
SALEM OPEN MARKET
Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! Historic Salem is famous for its maritime traditions, architecture and museums, but it is the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and the love of all things Halloween that really put it on the map. Haunted Happenings is a month-long festival featuring dozens of special events and programs. The Salem Open Market is every Friday through Sunday in Octorber, bringing together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting.
NEW FOR 2017!
The Central Flea is an exciting new partnership between New England Open Markets and Central Square Business Association. Taking place the last Sunday of every month, the Central Flea is a ode to our roots; a Cambridge-style flea welcoming all styles of goods from vintage and antiques, afro-punk, imports, handmade crafts, live street art, food trucks and much more All are welcome to join us in celebrating Urban Diversity in the cultural epicenter of Cambridge, Central Square!
SOWA, SOUTH BOSTON & SALEM
Givers on a quest for the memorable and meaningful happily find their way during the holiday season to three of New England Open Markets’ Holiday Markets. Shoppers not only find unique and unexpected gifts for the ones they love, but they receive the gift themselves of a joyful shopping experience. Located in festive venues full of music and good cheer, a spirit can be found in these places where it is missing in typical shopping venues. Customers have the satisfaction of finding the perfect match for their recipient while supporting local small businesses, artisans, and designers.
SALEM FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
With over 20,00 attendees, last year's event was such a huge success, we are bringing it back as an annual event! The Salem Food Truck Festival on September 30, 2017 and October 1st is a two-day event hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event features over 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!
off the wall
a live Mural & Graffiti festival
Last year, 14 of our nation's best Graffiti and Mural Artists created transformative murals around our market borders. From Big Papi tributes to Stranger Things-inspired Boston scenes, the live graffiti experience was touted as "magical" to all who experienced it. Packed with food trucks, makers, musicians, and more, we can't wait to bring this one back for the Fall. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this year's festival and how you can get involved.