August 9, 2018: Celebrating 35 Years and More!


Diverse Markets Management (DMM), the D.C. company known primarily for its management of outdoor markets, is celebrating 35 years of Sundays at the beloved Flea Market at Eastern Market. In honor of the wonderful years on Capitol Hill, and the ever-changing landscape of the neighborhood, DMM is sponsoring a cost-saving opportunity for our favorite Sunday shoppers!

For the first 35 respondents, we will provide a $20 coupon toward any purchase from our non-food exhibitors on the new C St Plaza. With weekly live music, food options, and new quality exhibitors, the Flea Market at Eastern Market wants to inject a vibrancy to the recently-completed  C St Plaza.  Come see the new beautifully landscaped plaza, the just opened C Street storefronts like Trickling Springs Creamery, Jrinks and Antiochia Home, and shop the assortment of exhibitors located there each Sunday. 

Please email us with "The Flea Market turns 35!" in the subject line to enter the contest and enter your name in the message.

Additionally, DMM is actively recruiting for more small, creative entrepreneurs to join the C St Plaza and offering discounts on exhibitor booth fees for the new space. For individuals and companies eager to join the Flea, follow the link for more information and application here.

Look out for more celebratory campaigns for the Flea Market at Eastern Market's 35th year on Capitol Hill. Make sure to come stop by on Sunday between 9:30am- 4:30pm and catch up with our great exhibitors, old and new!

To follow the happenings at the Flea, as well as other Diverse Markets events, always check out our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds.  And find out about more happenings on the Eastern Market Main Street corridor here!


In partnership with the Crystal City BID, DMM will present it's fourth season of the Crystal City Crafts Market this Fall. The weekly lunch time arts market will run alongside a Food Truck event on Thursdays, from 11am to 2pm.

From September 6th through October 25th, the market will feature a diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, and other locally-sourced products. As an additional draw, live-music and select food products will be part of the programming mix.
Situated on the wide shaded sidewalk on the 1800 block of Crystal Drive, it is adjacent to the Crystal Shops mall, several popular restaurants and retail establishments. Crystal City Metro is 2 blocks away and there is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and hotels.  Every Thursday a selected group of food trucks circle adjacent to the market area. It is a very popular lunchtime location for workers and residents in Crystal City.
For more information or to register for this event, click here.  

If you were a recent past participant, please take a couple minutes to filll out the Survey.


After the threat of rain cancelled the previous date, MarketSW is back on the corner of 4th St and M St SW across from Waterfront Station Metro on Friday, August 10th. Over 25 local exhibitors will be offering handmade crafts, art, fashion, collectibles, and home décor.

This week's Friday night market welcomes the live music from John G Lewis & ElectroKoustic on the LotSW stage. One-of-a-kind pieces from artists like Ray Hart and Bow Glass are ready for any home, kitchen, or office.  A cigar lounge and beer garden are hosted by The Stogie Co. and Sugar Rim Bar, creating the perfect neighborhood living room for the Southwest neighborhood. Open from 4:00- 10:00pm, Timber Pizza, DMV Empanadas and Goodie's Frozen Custard & Treats will be among the food options filling the bellies of those looking to enjoy the cozy, public space.   See the complete line up at>Featuring.

The night market fun continues two weeks later on August 24th.  Every Saturday, though, through November 17th, Farmers MarketSW occupies the same space from 9:00 - 1:00pm. The fast-growing farmers market offers great and abundant seasonal produce and fruits, as well as flowers, baked goods, gourmet meats, pickles, coffee, and hot-cooked breakfast options! Easy-going Saturday morning music is live on the LotSW Stage, a rotating group of crafts, educational booths and neighborhood groups participate each week and yard games are out for the families to enjoy the grassy spaces around the market.

Information about exhibitors, farmers, and both the MarketSW and Farmers MarketSW can be found at

If you were a participating audience member at any of the Capitol Fringe Festival's event last month in Southwest, including in the LotSW, please take a moment to respond to their survey here.