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  • Writer's pictureDylan Kelly

Boston Open Market Returns to Back Bay for Its Fourth Year


The vibrant and beloved Boston Open Market is back for its fourth year, bringing together local makers, artisans, and enthusiastic shoppers. Whether you’re a seasoned market-goer or a first-timer, this outdoor event promises a delightful experience filled with handmade treasures, delicious treats, and a lively atmosphere.

A Brief History

Founded in 2005 by New England Open Markets, the Boston edition of the market made its debut in 2020. Formerly known as the “Copley Square Market,” it has found a new home this year due to ongoing construction in Copley Square. Now located on Boylston Street near the Boston Public Garden, the market continues to thrive and evolve.

What Makes It Special?

  • Handmade Goods: With over 55 vendors participating, the Boston Open Market exclusively features 100% handmade goods. From intricately crafted jewelry to artisanal soaps, each item tells a unique story. Vintage goods are also available, adding a touch of nostalgia to the market.

  • Local Flavor: The market celebrates the creativity and talent of local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. Visitors can explore a diverse range of products, from hand-poured candles to hand-knit scarves. It’s a fantastic opportunity to support small businesses and discover hidden gems.

  • Scenic Location: Set against the backdrop of the Boston Public Garden, the market’s new location at the intersection of Arlington and Boylston Streets in Back Bay provides a picturesque setting. Visitors can enjoy strolling through the stalls while surrounded by lush greenery and historic architecture.

Plan Your Visit

  • When: Every Saturday from May to October

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Where: Boylston Street, near the Public Garden

  • Rain or Shine: The market operates regardless of the weather, so bring your umbrella just in case!

  • Go to to find out more information!

Discover Something Unique

Whether you’re searching for a handcrafted gift, a tasty snack, or simply want to soak up the local atmosphere, the Boston Open Market has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this quintessential warm-weather activity—it’s a delightful way to spend a weekend in the heart of Boston.


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