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SoWa Winter Market

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jan 26, 2014

sowaIf you loved the SoWa Open Market, get ready for your change to enjoy it in the winter!

The SoWa Winter Market will be held every Saturday, from February 1st to April 19th at 1500 Washington Street in the South End

"Browse indie wares from fun and funky area crafters, artists and designers.

There will be yummy gourmet foods and cool vintage clothing, too! You'll find your favorite SoWa makers, plus meet a bunch of new faces, too! And we'll be introducing some themed specialty markets: a Wearables and Jewelry market on February 8 (just in time for Valentine's Day) and a Home Decor market on March 15."

The SoWa Winter Market is a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon! Please click here for further information on this, and other New England open markets! 

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#188 SOWA: Final Open Market (plus Boston's 1st Grilled Cheese Truck)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Oct 31, 2010

sowa open market and grilled cheese truckDon't be scared!  Attend the final SOWA Open Market of the year on Sunday, October 31st from 10am-4pm for the "Market of the Living Dead".

Over 130 vendors, costume contests ($250 reward for the best costume), free treats, live music, delicious food trucks, and pumpkin carving (with much more).  I think they even have a fog machine!

Oh by the way, don't miss our favorite Food Truck "Grilled Cheese Nation", Boston's 1st Official Grilled Cheese Food Truck!

Bring your best costume and bring your appetite!


P.S.  We're pretty sure it would be impossible to beat "In Gouda We Trust" (Smith’s Farmstead Gouda with Carmelized Onions & Sauteed Mushrooms on Iggy’s Organic Dark Rye Pain de Mie Bread.....yummm), but if you're interested check out the full Grilled Cheese Nation Food Truck menu.

Tags: SoWa, Back Bay, South End, boston events, food, things to do in boston, art, 365 things to do in Boston

#105 You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Free ICECREAM!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Aug 08, 2010

ben and jerryIs there anything better than free icecream? What about having to hunt for the free icecream truck...kind of like a little game...right? RIGHT?

For the next month (Till August 25th) Ben and Jerry's will be driving their ice cream truck all around Boston and scooping out the love. They are testing out their two latest flavors of Milk & Cookies and Boston Cream Pie.

Of course it's not like a Where's Waldo book, you can follow Ben and Jerry's on Facebook or on Twitter to find out where they will be on given days. Enjoy the ice cream and eat it fast in this heat.

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#104 1st Annual Food Truck Festival (Sunday)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Aug 07, 2010

foodtruckI have a friend on the west coast who rants and raves about buying her meals off of trucks. And all I can say is "Really.....REALLY?" But than I experienced my first food truck drive by...and I was in utter amazement at how wonderful it was. Sure it may not be that healthy for you, live a little bit!!

With that said, SoWa is hosting the 1st Annual Food Truck Festival on Sunday, August 8, 2010 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 540 Harrison Ave. So if you like food, and you're partial to trucks (you don't really have to be partial to trucks, but you do have to love food). Head on over this Sunday!

Here is a list of some of the vendors that will be there...
speed's hot dogs
m&m ribs
lincoln street coffee
dragon mobile disco
taza chococycle
south end pita
boston frosty
herrara's mexican grill
food truck nation
equal exchange coffee trike
3am confections
grillo's pickles
the sausage guy
roxy's grilled cheese


Eat, drink, and be merry my fine folk!

Tags: SoWa, Boston, South End, boston events, food, things to do in boston, music, art, 365 things to do in Boston, beer

#77 Free Slurpee!!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Jul 11, 2010

slurpeeHow convenient that 7-11 is having a free slurpee day with the dog days of summer in full effect!

That's right, you read it correctly...FREE SLURPEE'S!!!
At all participating 7-11's. Run in and enjoy the coolness. Becareful of a brain freeze though. Drink slowly!

Free 7.11oz Slurpee drink.

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Time: 8:00am - 11:00pm
Location: Participating 7-Eleven Stores, USA

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#42 21st Annual Flea Market in the South End

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Jun 07, 2010

Join neighbors and residents for our annual street fair and flea market on Wellington Street @ Columbus Avenue, South End.

Featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, household items, a raffle of goods and services from South End businesses, bake sale, food, music and much more. Come and celebrate a great tradition. They are the oldest continuous street fair in the City and the day is always a glorious one for young and old alike.  Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Rain day will be the same time, but on June 6th).

For more information check out this site.

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#21: SoWa Open Market 7th season kickoff weekend

Posted by Michael DiMella on Sun, May 16, 2010

SOWA market

"This is Boston's version of London's Portobello market, with vintage clothes sellers and young fashion and jewelry designers rubbing elbows with artists and cheese makers and antiques dealers. What's exciting about this market is that it changes each week. So, some Sundays you'll discover a local artist who is there only that day. Everyone sells from tables beneath white tents."

That's what the NY Times had to say about the SoWa open market, which just so happens to be kicking of its 7th season this weekend from 10am-5pm today.

This is the biggest season opener to date, featuring 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers and much more.

Take note that the market has moved down the block to a new location this year.  Now at the humongous parking lot at 460 Harrison Ave at the end of Thayer Street.  Head down, you can't miss the big white tents.

The market will be open every Sunday through October 31, 2010, excluding 3 major holiday weekends (May 30, July 4, and September 5).

For more info check out the website:

Head on over and let us know if you score any great finds and who your favorite vendors are!


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