9 fun, quirky markets in Singapore to mark on your calendar

From art exhibitions, live music and art installations to The Great Singapore Sale deals with food and great drinks, these art markets will take care of your style, food and party needs all at once.

Local people X NHB Arts Sprawl Market

The Local People and National Heritage Board have collaborated for an art market at Waterloo Centre that’ll showcase over 50 food, art and retail vendors. What’s more is that you can witness art murals, wall installations or watch a movie screening at night while being entertained by bands like Stanley Ho, @twofoldsband. There’s even a sewing workshop by FMS Fashion Makerspace. Jun 18

Barter Market 

Indigoism, a creative community platform is hosting the Barter Market at hip Prinsep St photography gallery Deck. There’ll be art prints by A Whispering Campaign and ceramics by Mudrock Ceramics. Baked goods from Foodogenic by nanatang, beer from Mikkeller Bar Singapore and more will be available. There’ll even be Barber T, for you to cut your hair, and a silkscreen workshop if you’re keen on getting arty. There will be no money changing hands for any of the above. Wild! Read up on the Facebook page to see what kinds of things these guys want in exchange. Jun 19

Gilman Barrack’s Farmers Market

Hosted by Red Baron, this first-ever farmer’s market at Gilman Barracks promises vendors by local farmers and growers such as Sea Farmers at Ubin (oysters), Guerilla Seeds (non GMO seeds), Ah Hua Kelong (freshly harvested seafood) and more with activities such as community gardening and micro greening (growing your own greens), folk music and street food from Kerbside GourmetJun 19

7th Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

Want food, will travel? The 7th Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market will be hosted by Kranji Countryside Association at Gardenasia with handmade food and beverages such as the crispy roast pork with vegetable side and stewed pork served in bun alongside a selection of organic goodies. Jun 25

The Breeze Bar Vintage Flea Market by The Retro Factory

The Breeze Bar Vintage Flea Market hosted by SPACED, a music and book store, is back for the second time since January. The free-entry curated vintage flea market will feature guest celebrity DJs as well as a music and vinyl festival, The Great Vinyl Exchange. Take a look at Singapore’s vintage print advertisement exhibition or treat yourself to special deals on beers and spirits. Pets and families welcome. Jun 26

Vintage Swing Fair

Lindy Live at House of Timbre is hosting Singapore’s first ever Vintage Swing Fair at Timbre @ The Arts House that promises to bring you back to the 30’s to the 50’s with hair and makeup corners and makeover booths, accessory stalls, vintage snack booths, vinyl on sale and even a runway for a showcase of fashion. There will also be music by live bands and even a vinyl DJ. Jul 2

Chill AF (Arts Fest)

Chill AF (Arts Fest) is a music and art market by Red Baron which will be held at Gillman Barracks. You can expect live music by local bands Disco Hue, Ellipsis and more along with little knick-knacks like accessories and even a fortune-telling session. Craft beers and snacks by Red Baron will also be available. Jul 23

Great Singapore Garage Sale #7

The Great Singapore Garage Sale is back once more for its seventh edition in collaboration with Goodman Arts Centre for their Tanjong Goodman Sunday Market. Stretching over two days, the carnival will bring you goods at bargain prices with an artisan flea market, a farmer’s market and live performances to accompany the event. Jul 23-24

Go Market

Maya Gallery Singapore is having its first art and design flea, Go Market, offering handmade crafts and jewelry, baked goodies and even a mix of old and new books as well as limited art prints for vintage lovers. Aug 27