2023 Spring Markets in Greater Houston

Flea by Night offers a Downtown market in Discovery Green this spring | Courtesy of Discovery Green

Shop one-of-a-kind goods, plants, artwork and much more at 20+ pop-up markets happening across Greater Houston in spring 2023.

Every week, Houston is home to a slate of bustling markets that connect Houstonians to local artisans, farmers and vendors, offering everyone a chance to shop local and support small businesses in H-Town.

We’ve gathered more than 20 markets happening all spring long and across the city where you can shop plants, handcrafted goods, vintage and more.

Check out more listings for pop-up markets in our calendar.

2023 Spring Markets in Greater Houston

People stroll past artist booths on a leafy tree-lined path
Shop 300+ local artists at the Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park | Courtesy of Bayou City Art Festival

Spring Markets in March 2023

  • Spring Plant Sale at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Friday, March 24 & Saturday, March 25 | No Cover – Get your gardens ready at this annual two-day sale of Texas natives, perennial and annual wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Arrive early to get your best chance at preferred picks. Prices vary from $4.50 to $30 each. 9am to 4pm.
  • Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 – Houston’s iconic art festival returns this spring with artwork from more than 300 artists across 19 different categories, all on display for festival goers to oooh and aaah at. The weekend festival will also showcase two entertainment stages, a food truck park, and beverage stations throughout Memorial Park, plus you can get a look at the Park’s latest addition with the brand new land bridge across Memorial Drive. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 10am to 6pm.
  • Houston Plant Market at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, March 25 – The South Houston gardens hosts a plant market with more than 40 local plant, craft, art and food vendors alongside educational plant workshops, yoga and art therapy sessions. $15; $10 for ages 3 to 15. 9am to 5pm.
  • Thorn & Moon’s Spring Equinox Festival at St. Arnold’s Brewing | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – Celebrate the springtime with dozens of local vendors doling out goods and wares in the strange and occult, along with tarot readings and delicious food and brews from St. Arnold’s. 6pm to 11pm.
  • Farmer’s Market at Karbach Brewing Co. | Sunday, March 26 | No Cover – Take advantage of spring weather with the first farmers market of the season in the Karbach Biergarten. Shop local makers and food trucks while you enjoy live music and cold brews. 11am to 6pm.
  • The Brunch! Spring Mixer & Market at Pitch 25 | Sunday, March 26 | FREE – Welcome in spring with this pet and family-friendly small business market in East Downtown, which will also feature live performances, free yoga on the field to kick it off, and more. 1pm to 6pm.
  • The City Market at Bayou City Event Center | Thursday, March 30 & Friday, March 31 – This second annual event in South Houston offers the chance to shop one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies, including perfect items for spring, Easter, graduation and more. Thursday is open to VIPs; Friday is open to the public. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; VIP tickets are $195 and include access to Thursday’s Preview Party (6:30pm to 9pm). 10:30am to 5:30pm.
People strolling by vendor booths on the shore of a waterway, with people pedaling swan boats
Shop artwork directly from artists and enjoy live music and more at the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | Courtesy of The Woodlands Arts Council

Spring Markets in April 2023

  • Spring Market at Stomping Grounds | Saturday, April 1 – The shopping strip on 34th Street hosts a Heart to Market event with local vendors and small businesses, with 10% of every purchase donated to Oak Forest Foster Closet, which supports families fostering, adopting and serving as kinship providers. 10am to 4pm.
  • Old, Weird Houston! at the Orange Show | Saturday, April 1 | FREE – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art presents a local history fair spotlighting oddball ephemera from collections both public and private. Area archives and individuals from across the Southeast Texas region will showcase the oldest, weirdest curiosities from their collections alongside vendors offering Houston Proud swag, bites, and beverages. 10am to 5pm.
  • Spring Fest & Artisan Market at B-52 Brewing | Saturday, April 1 – This family and dog–friendly event celebrates the coming arrival of spring with live music, food trucks, delicious craft beer, and more than 70 local vendors setting up shop in the beautiful pine forest surrounding the Conroe brewery. Noon to 5pm.
  • Sugar Land Arts Fest 2K23 at Smart Financial Centre Plaza | Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2 – This two-day arts festival showcases more than 1,000 visual artists from across the country, plus you can enjoy live music, food, wine and more. Single day tickets are $10; $15 for both days. 10am to 4pm.
  • All Access Art Market at Railway Heights | Friday, April 7 | No Cover – Shop original works from local and regional artists at this monthly art market, held in April at Railway Heights on Washington Avenue. This month’s theme is plants and nature. 6pm to 10pm.
  • The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in Town Green Park | Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16 – A certain marker that spring has arrived, the 18th Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival brings more than 200 accomplished artists out to the Waterway shores and surroundings with live music, entertainment, and food and drink. $16 ($11 on Friday); free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, April 15 | FREE – Celebrate Indian culture with an afternoon of arts performances, art exhibits, hands-on activities, a bazaar with food and local vendors, plus youth competitions in chess, art, trivia and more. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Flea by Night at Discovery Green | Saturday, April 15 | No Cover – The evening market bustling with local artisans and small businesses returns to the outdoor spaces of Discovery Green in Downtown. Shop vintage, handcrafted, recycled and locally-sourced goods. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Spring Market at Katy Merrell Center | Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16 – Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this two-day gift market in Katy gathers 130 small businesses and local vendors for you to shop handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, holiday accessories and more. $5 (good for both days); free for ages 12 and under. Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.
  • Obscure Houston Oddities Market: April Fools Festival at Numbers Nightclub | Sunday, April 16 – More than thirty vendors hit the floor of the Montrose nightclub to sell their wares in this one-of-a-kind market featuring goth boutique, taxidermy, bones and skulls, antiques, vintage toys and clothes, and plenty more peculiar goodies. Houston’s own avant-garde group Ak’chamel will take the stage for a live performance, alongside a comedy showcase, live DJ and dancing. $7 in advance; $10 at the door; free for ages 4 and under. 1pm to 8pm.
  • 18th Annual Frida Festival at MECA | Saturday, April 29 | FREE – Celebrate all things Frida Kahlo at a Sixth Ward festival featuring lively music, performances, vendors, food trucks, and plenty of people dressed up as one of Mexico’s most beloved and legendary artists. 11am to 7pm.
A child stares at vibrant, colorful artwork
Shop pop culture artwork and one-of-a-kind crafts at the vendor market at Comicpalooza | Courtesy of Comicpalooza

Spring Markets in May 2023

  • 11th Annual Friends of Moody Garden Herb Fair at Moody Gardens Hotel | Wednesday, May 3 | No Cover – Peruse the offerings from more than 40 local vendors that are selling herbs, plants and other wares at this annual Galveston fair and luncheon. This year, the virtue of ginger takes centerstage at the noon luncheon (reservations required). 9am to 2pm.
  • May Book Sale at Friends of HPL Warehouse | Saturday, May 6 | No Cover – For those looking to beef up their bookshelf, the Houston Library Foundation hosts a monthly book sale event with paperbacks available for $2, hardback books for $3, and children’s books for $1. 10am to 2pm.
  • Mother’s Day Market at Heights Mercantile | Saturday, May 13 | FREE – If you’re still searching for a Mother’s Day gift, then Heights Mercantile’s day-before market may have just what you need. Shop handmade gifts and crafts from local artisans along the promenade on Yale Street. 11am to 6pm.
  • Umami Fest Night Market 2023 at Railway Heights Market | Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20 | No Cover – This umami-packed, Asian-inspired food festival and night market will rock street food and merchandise vendors, artists, night market games and prizes, and entertainment. 3pm to 11pm.
  • Flea by Night at Discovery Green | Saturday, May 20 | No Cover – The evening market bustling with local artisans and small businesses returns to the outdoor spaces of Discovery Green in Downtown. Shop vintage, handcrafted, recycled and locally-sourced goods. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Comicpalooza at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 – Get decked out in your favorite hero costume and head Downtown for a weekend of cosplay, autographs, and all-things-comics. Enjoy family-friendly activities, shop from local creators, browse pop culture memorabilia, and much more. Single day passes range from $46 to $69, depending on day; weekend passes start at $98. Times vary.
A shop stall of Frida Kahlo crafts and artwork
Shop handcrafted goods and Frida Kahlo–themed artwork at MECA’s annual Frida Festival in April | Courtesy of MECA

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.