What is I heart Market?

I heart Market is a community of makers. For 15 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, locals 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.

2023 dates:

4 Mar
1 Apr
6 May
3 Jun
1 Jul
5 Aug
2 Sept ~ Sale Market
7 Oct
4 Nov
2, 9, 16 Dec

Cast your eye to our Facebook events for more info. 

Where does I heart Market take place?

We are pleased to announce that I heart Market is moving to Sugar Rush Park in Ballito! Situated next to Collisheen Estate, Sugar Rush Park is a hive of family friendly activities. It serves as an activity hub and the base for Holla Trails – a network of biking, running or walking trails that go through the sugar cane fields. 

Sugar Rush Park, also has a restaurant -Food Fundi, a kids’ play area, mini-train, the Ndlondlo reptile park, The Jump Park, the Tree Trails obstacle course and Park Run every Saturday morning. 

Click here for directions: https://bit.ly/3U3fyTA

Tell me about Parking and Admission?

There is ample safe parking available in the Sugar Rush Park. 

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 like Zapper.  All traders accept cash. There are no ATMSs on site so do draw cash to make sure you don’t miss out on any treats! 

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

Not every vendor trades at every market. Pop past our INFO table 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.