Welcome to Diverse Markets Management


Diverse Markets Management (DMM), LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. Members of the DMM team have an experienced and successful history of working together on markets, especially at historic Eastern Market. Key attributes of the team include the manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM), decades of business activity as exhibitors and managers, as well as long working relationships with other stakeholders of the Market. Because our team has actual investments and livelihoods based on vending and deep roots in the city, we have a particularly personal commitment to a market's success. We are strongly dedicated to developing and maintaining a financially sustainable market while enhancing the ongoing integration of a market into the community.



Announcing the 2024 DC Holiday Market

 

2023 was another spectacular season and year’s end for small businesses and visitors of the Downtown Holiday Market.  Now marking our twentieth year of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region, we proudly present our most elevated and significant production yet. 

This year the DC Holiday Market (DCHM) will operate for 37 days and will have 6 weekend dates.

Opening on Friday, November 15, it will run continuously through Monday, December 23 (closed Thanksgiving Day Nov 28 and Monday Dec 4). Hours will be from Noon to 8 p.m. each day.

The market is held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood in Downtown DC with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop on a closed F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW, providing ample space to accommodate vendors and customers. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Adjacent to the market are the Hotel Monaco and Hotel Riggs, the Capital One Arena and many restaurants and entertainment venues along the corridor.

With spacious shopping aisles a focus on local small businesses, safe and enjoyable gift shopping and holiday spirit in the heart of the Nation's Capital, The DC Holiday Market will host over 75 of the best and beloved artists, crafters, and small businesses in the region and beyond.

The market comfortably welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to Downtown DC to be part of this annual holiday tradition.

The event has experienced, to support small businesses and shop in a festive atmosphere. This world-class event is the leading holiday activity in the area and is rated among the top holiday markets year-over-year growth in stature, sales numbers and customer attendance, and continues to greatly exceed all expectations. Our previous strengths in foot traffic from sporting events, evening diners, regional shoppers, hotels, and tourists are expected to return. City residents and regional communities continue to come to shop for the holidaysin the country. As always, the event will be promoted by media partners and a considerable PR campaign.


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Farmers Market SW

 

Farmers Market SW is accepting applications from quality food and farm businesses for the weekly Saturday market in SW DC. Opening April 6 and running every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM through November 23, the market offers baked goods, coffee, preserves, prepared foods, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and locally grown fresh produce

Now entering its ninth market season, the popular market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers from the surrounding community and also features live music performances, lawn games, community organizations and more.  The rapidly growing area, including the Wharf, newly completed apartment buildings, and new area amenities over the past year have added critical density -- and the market has grown significantly with new resources and new partnerships. It's a nice neighborhood market that attracts families, young professionals and home-owning seniors in the area. The market also goes above and beyond to offer support to low-income shoppers through various voucher programs and federal nutrition assistance.


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


NoMa Farmers Market

 
DMM, with its partners at the NoMa Business Improvement District, are pleased to announce the NoMa Farmers Market is returning for its third season in an exciting new location! This season, we’re expanding and relocating from Alethia Tanner Park to the Third Street district at the nexus of NoMa and Union Market, a vibrant neighborhood hub bustling with community, energy, and creativity.

The NoMa Farmers Market is moving to 3rd Street, South of New York Avenue, across from the popular Union Market district.

The market will operate on Thursdays from 4-8pm each week from May through October. DMM is seeking farmers, ranchers, producers, and qualified food vendors only for this new venue.  Applications are now being accepted.

As the fastest growing neighborhood in the District, NoMa is experiencing unprecedented growth and development. With new businesses, buildings, and projects continually transforming the landscape, the neighborhood is a hub of opportunity. From its bustling streets to its diverse array of amenities, eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, many parks, and a thriving arts and culture scene, NoMa offers endless possibilities for adventure and excitement.

We look forward to relaunching this community market in this popular and growing neighborhood in Northeast DC.

 


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


MarketSW at Waterfront Station

 

MarketSW, at Waterfront Station in SW DC, is a night arts market that runs  from 4-10pm on alternate Fridays of the month beginning on May 10 and continuing every other Friday through September 27, 2024.

Situated on the Lot at 4th and M Streets SW, MarketSW will be located among Waterfront Station Metro, Safeway, the popular restaurants Station 4 and All About Burger, and Arena Stage. There is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and the thriving Southwest neighborhood. The market is a production of DMM supported by Waterfront Station and the Southwest Business Improvement District.

Southwest DC, boasts excellent demographics. 20,000 people live in the immediate Waterfront Station area with an average household income of $100,000+. The neighborhood is well known for its proximity to The Wharf, Fort McNair, and the national headquarters of more than two dozen federal agencies. Most residents in SW are highly educated long-term condo and coop owners with senior positions in government and District agencies.

A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, vintage and antique furniture, furnishings, accessories and collectibles, as well as other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food trucks will be part of the programming mix. 

Convenient loading and free adjacent parking for the market and an affordable $60 space fee are among the market’s considerable amenities


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


The Flea Market at Eastern Market - Saturday & Sunday

 

In addition to our long-running Sunday Flea Market at Eastern Market on both C Street Plaza and the 300 block of 7th Street SE, we are pleased to also continue to operate The SATURDAY FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET on the C Street Plaza on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Now entering its 39th year of operations, The Flea Market at Eastern Market has operated on the 300 block of 7th St SE and the C Street Plaza each Sunday, year-round.  The Flea Market, previously voted among the top flea markets in the world and which boasted on its 3rd year of operations that it had exhibitors from 5 states, now hosts exhibitors from 5 continents. Though not the largest flea market, it is arguably one of the most diverse in the nation. The Flea Market features arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, and imports from around the world. Exhibitors are extremely knowledgeable of their wares and many actually make their products. The flea market has been a turning point in the development pattern of Capitol Hill. When it opened, Eastern Market was closed and the streets were deserted on Sundays. Due in large part to the foot traffic created by the flea market, Eastern Market is now a major destination for locals, area residents and tourists.   

Diverse Markets has contracted with 700 Penn/Eastbanc to expand the Flea Market to Saturdays on the 700 block of C Street SE.   Complementing the existing Saturday arts market and farmers market at Eastern Market and on the 300 block of 7th Street, the Flea Market will fill in a vacant area bordered by active restaurants, retail and residential apartments and condos. The market will accommodate up to 45 spaces.

While emphasizing antiques, arts, collectibles, crafts, and imports, this will be a high-quality market featuring a mix of unique products.  Handmade items, artwork, imported handcrafts (Fair-Trade preferred), vintage and antique furnishings and 2 specialty foods are intended.

The market offers one space size. 10x10 spaces are $80 and are oriented in 4 rows on the C Street Plaza.

PREPAYMENT AND A ONE TIME NON-REFUNDABLE $30 APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED. The prepayment should be for one Saturday only. It will be either refunded or transferred for use on another Saturday if you cancel 3 days in advance or if we cannot accommodate you. A prepayment does not guarantee a space assignment but will assure a place on our waiting list for the date specified on the reservation if your product qualifies for the market.  We do not confirm reservations. However, we shall try to contact you at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation if we think we cannot accommodate you. Exhibitors must bring their own tables and chairs and overhead protection from bad weather. Spaces are outdoors on brick or stone, uncovered and possibly without shade. Advertised hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations and payment must be made at least 10 days in advance of the requested date. 

INFORMATION and APPLICATIONS are found at www.EasternMarket.net  > Become an Exhibitor page.