October 25, 2018: Fall Market Season In Full Swing!  

CURBSIDE COOKOFF 2018! CLOSE OUT MARKET SW NIGHT MARKET SERIES   

Diverse Markets Management (DMM), the D.C. company known primarily for its management of outdoor markets,
is teaming up with the DMV Food Truck Association to host the DC Food Truck Tasting Festival: Curbside Cookoff 2018! Scheduled for Friday Oct 26, but postponed to Friday Nov 2 due to stormy weather, this epic food truck battle features ten DMV-based food trucks competing for this year's Golden Spatula. An all-day event, the food trucks open their windows from 11:30am - 8:00pm. This FREE event boosts live music, local artisans and vintage vendors, as well as a seasonally-stocked beer garden to complete the atmosphere.
 
The event closes out a successful run of MarketSW
night markets at the location. On the corner of 4th and M St SW, the site has showcased local artisans, makers, performers, and entrepreneurs all-summer. Every other Friday, local residents, neighbors, and those wandering into Southwest have been greeted with a host of activities, unique local businesses, a beer garden, great food, and music. Since May, the energy always invites a diverse, out-going crowd, turning MarketSW what many call their neighborhood living room. Every Saturday at the site has also been the popular Farmer Market SW which runs until November 17. 

THE CRYSTAL CITY CRAFTS MARKET WRAPS UP

Since September 6th, the Crystal City Crafts Market has generated plenty of action on the 1800 Block of Crystal Drive. In partnership with the Crystal City BID, DMM will finish our fourth season of the Crafts Market on October 25th. The weekly lunch market operates on Thursdays, from 11am to 2pm.
 
In conjunction with the popular Food Truck Thursdays, the Crystal City Crafters Market hosts an eclectic mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, and locally-sourced products. As an additional draw, live-music and select food purveyors are welcomed to the programming mix. 
 
Find us this Thursday on the wide-shaded sidewalk on the 1800 block of Crystal Drive, 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. 

THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET RETURNS FOR IT'S 14TH SEASON!

DMM and partner DowntownDC BID again proudly announce the much-celebrated Downtown Holiday Market. In its 14th season, the event jump starts a month-long season of spirit in the heart of DC. Located on F Street between 7th and 9th St NW at the foot of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the market hosts a rotating gallery of 150+ local artisans, craftspeople, holiday-inspired boutique businesses as well as tasty warm snacks, hot beverages, and a curated selection of the best in local area performers on stage. This outdoor spectacle of local creativity is ranked among the nation's best holiday celebrations, with the likes of Travel Mag and USA Today both acknowledged the Downtown Holiday Market as a premiere shopping destination!
 
Open from Noon to 8pm daily, the Downtown Holiday Market runs from November 23rd to December 23rd. Located across from the Capital One Arena and convenient to Metro and nearby parking, the market is a creative and convenient way to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs right in the heart of Downtown.
 
The list of participating exhibitors has just published HERE

FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET BUILDS ON ITS 35TH YEAR!

The 35th year of the well-loved Flea Market at Eastern Market is in its final quarter. After a wet summer and September, things are becoming festive on Sundays on Capitol Hill. The new C Street Plaza has welcomed more and more fantastic art and fashion exhibitors to the space. Weekly musical performances and an eclectic selection of new artist and vintage dealers continue to expand the Flea in the recently-developed plaza.
 
With the holidays right around the corner in Washington, DC, we are always looking for more exhibitors with creative gifts, handmade items, artisans, and entrepreneurs to test their ideas at the Flea Market of Eastern Market. One of the DC's most reliable-business incubators, the Flea Market has been the fertile soil for many of the city's successful small businesses.
 
Keep tabs on our various social media outlets and look out for more celebratory campaigns for the Flea Market of 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!
 
To follow the happenings at the Flea, always check out our Facebook /Flea Market at Eastern Market or Instagram @diversemarkets accounts.