What is I heart Market?

I heart Market is a community of makers. For 14 years, we’ve been creating a platform for local design, craft, fashion and food. I heart Market is the anti-mall – providing a retail space for local creatives, that is also a great day out in Durban. On market day, Durbanites and visitors, friends and family gather at I heart Market to meet the makers, people watch, eat great food and support local artisans and crafters. 

When does I heart Market take place?

I heart Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. The exception is in December when we hold more markets before the Christmas dates.

2021/2022 festive dates:

27th November 

4th December 

11th December 

8th January

To confirm these dates – cast your eye over to our Facebook events.

Where does I heart Market take place?

We are pleased to announce that I heart Market is returning to Moses Mabhida Stadium from 27th November 2021!!! Yippee! 

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Tell me about Parking and Admission?

Parking  is available in the Moses Mabhida Stadium underground parking. Once that is full, you can park in any legal parking place. Please do not park in any illegal parking spots even if a local car guard has guided you there. You may incur a traffic fine. 

There is no entrance fee. Everybody is welcome!

What should I expect?

We have put together a collection of the best creatives. You’ll find a wide range of different products that are all locally designed and produced and of great quality. Expect fashion, jewellery, home decor, kiddies wear, plants, natural skincare, deli goods, accessories, vintage collectables, art, ceramics and delicious foods.

What payment is accepted at the market?

You’ll find that many traders accept cards. Most have scan and pay options.  All traders also accept cash. There are ATMs situated at Moses Mabhida Stadium so we encourage you to draw cash in advance.

I can’t find the vendor I am looking for!

Not every vendor trades at every market. Pop past our INFO table, situated next to the DJ and we will try and locate the vendor for you.

Can you give me a particular vendor’s contact number?

You can see some of our traders and their details on our Trader Directory


If you don’t know the trader’s name then please pop us a mail on info@iheartmkt.com  and give us as much info as possible so that we can point you in the right direction. ie: where the stall is situated, a detailed description of what they sell etc.

The weather doesn’t look good… Will the market still be on?

For sure! We never miss a market so you’ll always find us on the first Saturday of the month.