Each month, we round up the news about all the best markets, bazaars, and fairs which Beijing has to offer. We aim to include all events, large and small, so if you have a market you want to let our readers know about, please shoot us a message by commenting on this post or through WeChat.
Roundabout Book Fair at MSB, Apr 13-16
All ages. The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) is proud to host the Roundabout Book Fair at the school’s Multi-Purpose Hall. There will be different genres for both young and old book lovers to add to their collection. The books will also be in different languages, so if you’re in search of a book in a language other than English be sure to pop in, to browse the extensive collection and get a few books at bargain prices. Prices start as low as RMB 1 for children’s books. All proceeds will be used to help children in need. Free. 8.30am-4.30pm. Contact 6432 8228 for more information. MSB.
Dongsi Flea Market + Zero Waste Day, Apr 14
All ages. The flea market kicks off with a yoga session, while at the same time there will be a range of vendors familiar from around Beijing’s market scene. The event features food, drink and music, and a documentary screening or two, as well as talks from some cool names in the environmental movement from around Beijing. Free entrance. Starts at 11am. Check the website for more information and registration. 27 Yard.
Aidi School Spring Family Day, Apr 15
All ages. Beijing Aidi School cordially invites you to participate in their Spring Family Day at their campus which is currently witnessing some beautiful spring scenery with the flowers in full bloom. The event focuses on the four themes of “Health, Reading, Art, and Technology”. It’s a joint effort by Aidi School and more than 50 high-end educational service institutions, presenting fun activities including games, sports, exhibitions, and educational expert talks. Free. 10am-5pm. Visit the website for booking. Contact 8439 2266 for more information. Beijing Aidi School.
BSB Car Boot Sale, Apr 15
All ages. Come and shop for great deals at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi Car Boot Sale. Interesting items will be offered for sale by students’ parents in the school parking lot. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to Roundabout. Coffee and snacks will be on sale too. Free entrance. 10am-1pm. BSB, Shunyi (8047 3588; email@example.com).
Farm to Neighbors Market, Apr 21
All ages. Farm to Neighbors Market (aka F2N Market) is proudly presenting a new monthly market at Peide School in Shunyi. It will bring a family-friendly market to the Shunyi community on every third Saturday of the month. The market will not only feature F2N’s well-known local farms, artisanal foods, and handcrafts vendors, but also offer variety of DIY workshops designed for kids by Peide School. Free. 11am-4pm. Contact WeChat ID ericaaah for more information. Peide School.
Rumble in the Jumble, Apr 21
All ages. Put some spring in your step with this monthly market held by Rumble in the Jumble. Featuring some of the city’s best vendors, you’ll find a bit of everything here to fulfill all of your independent commerce needs. This mixed with the great eats and drinks provided by Modernista will make for a suburb day of jumble fun. Free entrance. noon-6pm. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, company name (if you have one), products, price range, and WeChat ID, and a couple of pictures of your products to register. Modernista.
Best of British Market, April 22
All ages. The Best of British Market features over 30 vendors selling special British products and food, as well as providing a taste of British culture. Come out to enjoy fish and chips, and many more of your favorite British dishes, afternoon tea, and activities for the kids. Free. Noon-6pm. Contact 186 1035 7991 for more information.
INN’s Spring Bazaar, Apr 25
All ages. Over 60 vendors—special lunch sets provided by the Mariott, DJ Mookie-She on hand to set the mood, and more. Free. 10am-3pm. Contact Juli Bradley (WeChat ID JulesBeijing) for more information. Beijing Marriott Hotel.
Fangcaodi International School Spring Fair, May 5
All ages. The annual Fangcaodi International School Spring Fair will take place on May 5. This year, the theme is “Where There Is Health, There Is Hope.” It’s a great opportunity to promote your products and services to 1200 expats’ families. Besides the 120 booths, they will also offer a playground, an exposition of different countries’ cultures, performances on the main stage, and a lucky draw. Free. 11am-3pm. Contact 132 6197 0093 or email@example.com for more information. Fangcaodi International School, Ritan campus.
ISB Spring Fair 2018, May 19
All ages. The annual International School of Beijing (ISB) Spring Fair is a community event and expat fair full of games, raffles, shopping, and food, pulled together by Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) volunteers. The Spring Fair offers child-friendly carnival games, shopping with unique and artisan vendors, grand prize raffle draws, delicious food from a wide variety of Beijing and international cuisines, and live entertainment. Money raised from this event is used to finance student enrichment and charity activities. Free. 10am-5pm. Check the website for more information. ISB.
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