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.

MarketSW at Waterfront Station


MarketSW, returns to Waterfront Station in SW DC. This night arts market runs  from 4-10pm on alternate Fridays of the month beginning on May 3 and continuing every other Friday through October 18, 2019.

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 ZBurger, 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. 17,000 people live in the immediate Waterfront Station area with an average household income of $51,611. The neighborhood is well known for its proximity to the Washington Channel, 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 $50 space fee are among the market’s considerable amenities.


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

Farmers Market SW


Farmers Market SW is now accepting applications from quality food and farm businesses for the weekly Saturday market in SW DC. Opening April 13 and running every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM through November 2, the market offers baked goods, coffee, jams/jellies, prepared foods, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and locally grown fresh produce. 

Now entering its fifth market season, its third by DMM, the market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers from the surrounding community and also features live music, performances, lawn games, childrens activity and more.  The rapidly growing area, including the Wharf, newly completed apartment buildings, and new area amenities over the past year are adding 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.

Crystal City Crafts Market


We are pleased to announce the return of our weekly lunch time arts market in Crystal City, the Crystal City Crafts Market. Now in its fifth season, Crystal City Crafts Market  will run alongside a Food Truck event on Thursdays.

The Market will operate on Thursdays, from 11am to 2pm, from May 5 and running through June 27.  A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty and other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food products will be part of the programming mix.  

Newly situated on the shaded plaza at 220 20th St. South, it is adjacent to the Crystal Shops mall, several popular restaurants and retail establishments. Crystal City Metro is 2 blocks away and there is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and hotels.  Every Thursday a selected group of food trucks circle adjacent to the market area.

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

Enchant Christmas Market


We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Enchant Christmas to present vending opportunities at its newest venture in Washington DC.   After record-breaking attendance in Vancouver in 2016, Arlington, Texas in 2017 and Seattle in 2018, Enchant is now bringing the World's Largest Christmas Light Maze to new Major League Ballparks in 2019. With over 300,000 expected guests Enchant Christmas will be an immersive Christmas experience that will take over Nationals Park in 2019. 

In addition to the world's largest Christmas Light Maze, the ticketed event also features an ice skating trail, great dining and custom food offerings, live music, Santa and Mrs Claus, VIP suites and lounges for corporate events and the opportunity for 60 market vendors to participate.

We are looking for local artisans and market vendors to partner with us to make this event a community driven success. Handcrafted and German products are preferred. To accommodate your needs as a Vendor, we have several options available for time commitment and booth construction. As a Vendor you will be provided with a custom built booth created specifically for The Enchant Christmas Market. All Vendors will also receive marketing materials to help promote your presence at Enchant!

There are limited spots available that are already filling up for this event so please get your application in! 

Enchant will open from November 22 - December 29 (closed Nov 25-28, Dec 2 & 9) and operate from 4pm-10pm Sundays Thursdays and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from Dec 13 through the 29th.

Please contact dcvendors@enchantchristmas.com for any questions.

Online registration is available here.   

Beacon Market Silver Spring


Downtown Silver Spring’s new Beacon Market at 1200 East-West Highway is our newest market, and our first in Maryland.

Opening Saturday May 18 and running every other Saturday, the market will operate from 10-4pm on the plaza fronting the popular boutique coffee and vinyl record shop Bump n’ Grind. The Beacon Market takes its name from the iconic Ray King sculpture, East/West Beacon, located in the center of the market plaza at the intersection of Blair Mill Road and East-West Highway.

The market will feature a diverse mix of artists, crafters, vintage and collectible sellers, handcraft importers as well as other neighborhood-enhancing vendors such as a fresh fruit and produce farmer, specialty food vendors and local organizations tabling their information.  Local Montgomery County small businesses will be showcased. The market will be enhanced by Bump n’ Grind’s offerings of fresh roast coffee, locally made baked goods, sandwiches, treats and craft beers and wines, as well as live DJ performances, outdoor seating, and free Wi-Fi .

Beacon Market is supported in part by the Silver Spring Urban District as a means to affirm and grow local community economic development activities and enrich the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District.

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

The Flea Market at Eastern Market


Every Sunday, Year 'Round

THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, operates EVERY SUNDAY.  In 2019 we continue for OUR 36th SEASON.

The flea market is located along 7th Street SE from Pennsylvania Avenues SE, and on the new C Street Plaza, ON CAPITOL HILL.  The Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue Lines) is at 7th & Pennsylvania.  The location is enhanced by a fine urban neighborhood.  It is A FUN PLACE TO SELL.

Information and Application at: EasternMarket.net