Archive for September 17th, 2010

A Taste of the (Midtown) Bazaar

The Midtown Bazaar is just one of those ideas that is so simple yet brilliant, you wonder why it hadn’t happened so much sooner. It started out as a unique combo of farmers-meets-flea-market, but has evolved into something else: a fun, family friendly Saturday morning activity. Come enjoy a made fresh cuppa joe from local coffee maestros, United Coffee while you browse vintage, collectible and hand-made items made by local artists & craftman. Looking for the unique? How about a pair of ear-rings made out of “spicy” text culled from romance novels. Or a candy dish created out of a vintage vinyl record? There’s some lovely vintage clothing, some amazing jewelry and lots of hoo-haws to oooh-ah. And you can feel good about supporting your Sacramento small businesses.

Every Saturday since June of this year, the parking lot on the corner of 16th & J is transformed into a community bazaar offering up a myriad of market delights. Open from 8 am-1 pm, this market is open year round, and beginning in October, will move into a covered space, offering up more room for vendors, shoppers and food stands. For more information check out, or call (916) 317-6017. And if you’re interested in participating as a vendor email your interest:

This weekend, the party gets started on Friday, September 17th from 8 a.m.,  and ends on Sunday the 19th at 8 p.m., with a Midtown Sidewalk Sale. Sponsored by Explore Midtown, this late summer shopping extravaganza spans the heart of midtown. With over 28 shops participating, from Bows & Arrows, Sugar Shack Boutique, Ed’s Threads, Midtown Bazaar & a slew of others, there’s bound to be a score or two. So happy weekend people, and start shopping.

– Bella Q

Bella Q writes for The Citizen Rosebud, a local style blog that is crazy about Sacramento.