To Do Today: SoWa Open Market
Discover artists, vendors, food trucks, and more at this South End event
SoWa Open Market, one of Boston’s largest open-air farmers and artist markets.
11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the end of October.
500 Harrison Ave., Boston. SoWa is accessible via MBTA Orange Line and Red Line trains or the SL5 Silver Line bus. The area also has five parking lots open daily.
Why should I go?
At the weekly SoWa Open Market, expect to find over 100 vendors selling a large range of goods, from vintage clothing to organic kombucha.
Browse plants, paintings, candles, glassware, and much more in the market’s many white tents, then grab refreshments from one of the food trucks. There’s even a beer garden that offers drinks from a new local brewer every week.
If SoWa’s wide array of open-air vendors doesn’t provide enough browsing options—or you just want to beat the heat—head down the unassuming stairs at 450 Harrison Avenue to SoWa Vintage Market. Here in the building’s basement you’ll find a hidden world of antiques, collectibles, and vintage clothing, with more than a few rare designer pieces among the racks.
Above ground, the area’s collection of local boutiques, artist studios, and galleries offers even more unique shopping options.
SoWa Open Market is open rain or shine throughout the season, and multiple bathroom and seating options are available.