The Best Pop Up Shops in Houston

The Best Pop Up Shops in Houston. Logo: Houston moms blog. A photograph of brightly lit stalls under canopies at night.

What are Pop Up Shops?

Pop Up Shops are now happening all over Houston, all year long! Pop Ups are a great way to find handcrafted products made by locals as well as your favorite direct sales. They aren’t limited to food items like a farmers market- you can browse everything from clothing and jewelry to home protection and gardening.

The absolute best Pop Up Shops include a little something for everyone, including live entertainment, food and drink samples, Instagram-worthy backdrops, workshops, and raffles or drawings! Shopping Pop Ups is a great way to support small businesses while also spending a glorious day outside.

Here is Houston Moms Blog’s Guide to the best Pop Up Shops in Houston::


This Pop Up Shop will be at two separate locations in 2020 so you can shop ’til you drop! They feature live music, vendors, food, raffles, prizes, and more. They are at The Daquiri City on the 1st Saturday of every month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Or, check out The Doll House Beauty Lounge on every 3rd Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The next event is February 15, and the first 50 people to RSVP with a free ticket will be entered into a raffle!


This is a smaller pop up, with just a few dozen vendors specializing in gifts for those you love the most! This Valentine’s Day pop up is hosted by Lee’s Burger Joint on February 8, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.


This local beauty and cosmetic boutique opens their doors to local vendors on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The market is only open to small, local vendors. You’ll find women’s clothing, jewelry, custom art, prints, financial services, and more. The market is open 1 – 6 pm with the next pop up on February 22, 2020.


Axelrad Beer Garden is not only an awesome place to hang out and relax, they also host a weekly market for local artisans and vendors. They have a rotating selection of food trucks and it’s always free to attend. Tuesday evenings, they also offer an open mic upstairs so come for the shopping, stay for the show! Kids are also welcome until 9 pm and pets are welcome any time. Tuesdays from 5 – 9 pm.


One of the most unique pop up markets in Houston is at Avant Garden. The show is carefully curated with vendors changing regularly. They focus on the spiritual and mystical, the haunting and occult variety. They also have live DJs, special guests, and art exhibits. The market is on the first Friday of every month from 8 pm to midnight.


Held at the VPF Post 7109, Pearland Market Days currently has two dates for 2020 but more are sure to follow. You can find crafts, clothing, soaps, baked goods, and more. The organization also keeps up with other Pearland-area pop up shops on their Facebook page.


Free wine tastings! Do I really need to say anything else? Center Stage Gallery in Pearland is offering a one-day-only pop up shop event on March 8, 2020 from 3 to 7 pm. They will have local vendors, baked goods, freebies, raffles, door prizes, and more.


This outdoor market brings the world to the Houston Heights! Specializing in international goods, you can find specialty goods, foods, and entertainers from across the globe. The pop up is open every third Sunday of the Month in the parking lot of Cavatorre, 11 am to 4 pm. Check them out on Facebook for updates on the 2020 season!


From March through December of every year, Historical Katy hosts a collection of pop up vendors at City Hall. Shop from home decor, baked goods, clothing, and more on the 3rd Saturday of each month. You can also find there live entertainment, food trucks, and occasional beer and wine tastings. This is one of the largest outdoor market pop ups in all of Houston so they must be doing something right! The 2020 season starts March 21.


For this pop up, you’ll want to leave the kids at home! This event features live DJs and performances, body painting, all you can eat pancakes, and drink specials! They also have a large art and artisan market as well as interactive exhibits. You must purchase a ticket for $10 at the door. The party happens May 2nd from 8 pm to 2 am at Warehouse Live.


“Pop Up” is practically Spring, Texas’ middle name! They host a slew of events all year long and invite local artists and artisans to exhibit. Be there for the upcoming Sweetheart Market on February 6th and the Big Top Vintage Market February 22 and 23.


This pop up market is more than shopping- you can feel good about the proceeds going to support a non profit! The market moves around the city, with multiple dates coming up. Keep up with them on Facebook.

Do you love Pop Up Shops? Tell us about the ones we missed by leaving a comment!

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Kathryn grew up in Katy during a time when catching crawfish after a storm was totally normal and you could gorge on blackberries just by walking the fields. While attending Blinn College, she developed a passion for teaching and, after graduating from University of Houston, dedicated several years of her life to working with underprivileged youth. Recently, Kathryn dove head-first into entrepreneurship by pursuing real estate and the dream career she has imagined since she was nine years old- writing! When she isn’t clicking away at her keyboard, you can find her juggling the demands of a blended family, painting in her garage, seeking out Houston’s best kept secrets, or walking the isles of her favorite store, Home Depot. Kathryn has children from her first marriage and later became a “bonus mom” when she met and married the love of her life, Victor. Between them, the couple have six children- Antonio {2000}, Jacinda and Penelope {2002}, Elisabeth {2006}, Naila {2007}, and Sebastian {2008}. Kathryn and her family love the arts, dogs, reading, baseball, boiling mudbugs, pretending to be food critics, and enjoying the great outdoors. You can keep up with Kathryn’s entrepreneurial journey at The Cut and Shooting My Shot.


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