I Heart Indie Markets: Pop-up Events

I Heart Indie Markets: Pop-up Events (I.H.I.M. Pop-up Events) has events all over the United States. The first event took place in Madison, WI in November 2017 under the name Madison Makers Market. Over the years it has grown to being in three states, with two additional states to be announced in 2020! 

I.H.I.M. Pop-up Events has three types of maker events we currently coordinate:

  • Small community pop-ups. These events are usually coordinated along side another community function, ie: a tree lighting ceremony.

  • Makers Market + Bar Crawl events. These events take place at 4-8 breweries, distilleries or bars, all at once, and in the same neighborhood. Typically there are 30-85 vendors total who set up at various locations, adding a different twist to the ordinary sip & shop craft fair. These markets are walkable, though most offer free shuttle service as well.

  • Seasonal one or two day indie markets, which take place in one fun location! These events are typically larger events (50-200 vendors), and include “extras” like food trucks, kids craft corners, entertainment, etc.


Learn more about I.H.I.M. Pop-up Events, our booth information and what we look for in a vendor by checking out our Event's and Vendor Info page


Keep scrolling down to see where you can currently find our events and what markets are coming up!  

Image by Matthew Hamilton

San Diego, CA

Our next San Diego event takes place in the Miramar neighborhood on

March 28, 2020! 

Vendor apps are closed.

Image by Pedro Lastra

Chicago, IL

Our first Chicago event will be coming this June 13, 2020. 

Applications will open soon!

Image by Nicole Geri

Minneapolis, MN

Our first Minneapolis event will take place June 27, 2020!

Applications will open soon.

Image by James Coleman

Santa Barbara, CA

Our next Santa Barbara event takes place in the Haley Corridor neighborhood  on March 21, 2020! 

Vendor apps are closed.

Image by Jayson Hinrichsen

Des Moines, IA

Our first Des Moines event will be coming this May, 2020!

Image by Leo SERRAT

Philadelphia, PA

Our first Philadelphia event takes place

June 20 and June 21st! 

Applications are now open.

Image by Giovanna Gomes

Torrance, CA

Our last Torrance, CA event was October 28, 2019. A future date has not yet been announced.

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Grand Rapids, MI

Our next Grand Rapids event is a two day show taking place April 4 & April 5.

 Applications are closed.

Our next Bridge St Makers Market will take place May 9, 2020. 

Applications are now open.

Image by Tom Barrett

Milwaukee, WI

Our next Milwaukee event takes place in the Walkers Point neighborhood on

May 30, 2020! 

Vendor apps will open soon.

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