Christina Thorness, left, owner of Little Thorn Goods, talks with Kellie Nelson during the Summer Night Market at the MSA Annex. Little Thorn Goods will be one of the vendors at #ThisIsTucson’s monsoon market.

Summer admittedly slows things down for everyone. Students leave for the summer, snowbirds head back home. Popular restaurants have less of a wait, larger festivals come to a halt until cooler temperatures return.

No matter the time of year, every single weekend without question, you can find an artisan market somewhere in Tucson. Makers stand in the sunshine, showing off the wares they worked so diligently to create. 

But each summer, museums and other destinations open their doors after hours for events around sunset. Markets are no exception. While there are lots of markets around town that happening during the day, here are 12 of them that happen after dark.

The first Indigenous Market was held at the Fourth Avenue Coalition Space last year. 

Indigenous Market Vol. 3

Local artist Josie Rios is hosting the third Indigenous Market this month, where you can expect to find around 35 Indigenous vendors selling items like jewelry, candles, baked goods, paintings and more.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Visit the event page for more information.

Queer & Strange: An Odd Pride Market

Curiosity shop The Heathenry is putting together their annual pride market featuring more than two dozen vendors, aura photography, music and drag performers.

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Where: The Heathenry, 657 W. St Marys Road

Visit the event page for more information.

2nd Saturdays

Check out food trucks, live music and local makers during this monthly outdoor street festival.

When: 5-10 p.m. every second Saturday

Where: Downtown Tucson along East Congress Street

Visit the event page for more information.

Vendor Rowdy Society is set up at The Happy Hive Market at Button Brew House in Marana.

The Omni Tucson x The Happy Hive

The Happy Hive is known for its north-side markets — now taking place at a new location with loads of fun activities in store. Visit the Omni Resort for a movie, lawn games, vendors and a plate of BBQ, all for a ticket price of $10. Vendors in June will sell baked goods, jewelry, custom cups and more.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Sundays, June 9 and July 14

Where: Omni Tucson National Resort, 2727 W. Club Dr.

Visit the event page for more information.

Monsoon Mini Market

#ThisIsTucson (hi, that's us!) is hosting a monsoon-themed mini market on the first official day of monsoon. Ring in Tucson's favorite season with 30ish makers who will be selling creosote-infused skincare, candles that smell like desert rain, cloud-shaped earrings and more. 

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Visit the event page for more information.

Makers Market at The Tuxon

This market created by artist Cyn McManus of Lilith & Daughters typically features more than 30 local makers who sell items like jewelry, baked goods, stickers, paintings and more.

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Where: The Tuxon, 960 S. Freeway

Visit the event page for more information.

Customers shop the assortment of oils, sprays, candles and bath bombs for sale at Monsoon Mystic Apothecary and Mercantile.

Microburst Market

Monthly night markets are on the roster for Monsoon Mystics this summer! Expect around a dozen vendors and activities like aura photos at this witchy shop.

When: 6-10 p.m. June 21, July 27, Aug. 24

Where: Monsoon Mystics and Heathen Haus, 657 W. St Marys Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Dirty T Market

Typically held every third Saturday of the month, local spicy candy shop Dirty T Tamarindo hosts a market featuring vendors, food, music, games and a dunk tank.  The June event will have a mechanical bull and a water slide is in the works for July!

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, June 22 and July 20

Where: Dirty T Tamarindo, 1211 W. St Marys Road

Visit the event page for more information.

Cameo Cruz, jewelry maker of Lower Arizona Jewelry seen here at a Las Mujeres Verdes mercado, creates custom Xicana-inspired statement pieces.

Las Mujeres Verdes 

The Las Mujeres Verdes mercados happen every month off Fourth Avenue and summer is no exception. These markets typically include around 30 vendors selling food, jewelry, candles and more.

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturdays, June 22, July 20, Aug. 31, Sept. 28

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Visit the event page for more information.

Buds & Blooms 

Local garden center Eco Gro is hosting Buds & Blooms, an event featuring food and art vendors, cannabis and a DJ.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 22

Where: Eco Gro, 657 W. St Marys Road

Visit the event page for more information.

Summer Night Market

Shop from around 60 local makers — selling items that include candles and prints to apparel and paintings — when the Summer Night Market takes over the MSA Annex every fourth Friday of the month through September.

When: 6-10 p.m. Fridays, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Visit the event page for more information.

Desert Haze Market

Sort through racks and racks of vintage clothing during the Desert Haze Market, which is on the calendar for its first night market this June. Expect about 15 vendors and live music!

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Visit the event page for more information.

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Gloria was born and raised in Tucson and is a 2018 University of Arizona grad. From wildflowers to wildlife, she loves all things Tucson and hopes to share her love of the city with readers ✨