Boston's Big 1: SOWA Market Opens Sunday

One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is the opening of the SOWA Open Market in the South End.

It's a little bit farmers market, a little bit flea market, craft show and fine arts fair. But there's nothing little about it.

This year is with 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers, food trucks and much more, according to the people who run it.

The Market opens this Sunday, May 6 in a huge space at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. And it will be open every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 28.

There are four distinct sections to the lively marketplace: a farmers market area; an area where jewelry-makers and other craftsmen sell their wares; an indoor vintage market where antiques share space with kitschy items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s; and a building housing numerous artist studios, many of which are open to the public.

Opening day includes , where visitors can talk to artists about their work.

So what else can you expect on opening day? Check out and from last year's opening.

Food trucks, which are now in fashion, also are included in the festivities. Which reminds us: The Greenway Mobile Food Fest is being held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (rain date, May 12).

To find other weekend events in Boston, check out these listings:


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