6th Street Market

Get Involved

Interested in being a vendor at the 6th Street Market? Great! You're in the right place. Before you apply, please take a moment to review the info below.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are all about supporting local artists and entrepreneurs. So whether your product is jewelry, soaps, paintings, or hot sauce, it must be all created by you in Arizona. Exceptions are made for food, special programming, and our new vintage category. We're looking for purveyors of all kinds - crafters, upcyclers, artists, sculptors, painters, musicians, inventors, growers, farmers, food vendors including packaged goods, concessions, snacks, and food trucks.

Note: In the event that we need to fill a Market need, or special programming, Market management reserves the right to approve the scale of products outside of this criteria.

If you could use the following words to describe your craft, you should apply:

  • Handcrafted in AZ
  • Unique
  • Small-batch, small-scale
  • Artisan
  • Quality
  • Etsy Shop Owner
  • Upcycled Creations
  • Culinary Delights
  • Grower/Farmer
  • Cottage Edibles (packaged goods)
  • New: Vintage - trendy items 20+ years old and in excellent condition
PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED

We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses. However, if your business can be described with the following words, you will not be accepted into the Market.

  • Buy/sell products
  • Multi-level marketing companies
  • Booths used primarily for lead generation
  • Products with offensive messages/imagery
  • Independent distributors
  • Items with blatant copyright infringement
  • Crafts created from kits
MARKET SCHEDULE/HOURS

The 6th Street Market is a weekly market that occurs Sundays, 10am - 3pm in the fall, October 4th through November 29th, 2020, and in the spring, February 14th through April 25th, 2021.

Clouds and rain do not scare us! The 6th Street Market is a rain or shine event. Please refer to our specific Facebook Event pages for weekly information including vendors and special programming:

Fall 2020:

October 4 - Opening Day

October 11

October 18

October 25

November 1

November 8

November 15

November 22

November 29 - Holiday Market

Winter Break / No Market - Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24,  Jan. 31, and Feb. 7

Spring 2021:

February 14

February 21 - Soul Food Sunday

February 28

March 7

March 14 - Plant it! Pop Up

March 21 - Dogs of 6th Street

No Market - March 28 (Tempe Festival of the Arts)

No Market - April 4 (Easter)

April 11 - Asian Food Pop Up

April 18

April 25 - Season Finale

MARKET LAYOUT/MAP

The 6th Street Market is located in the heart of Downtown Tempe at 6th Street Park surrounding Tempe City Hall. This is the perfect shaded setting for individuals and families to shop from unique local artists and enjoy local live music.

2020-21 Market Layout

ARTISTS AND COTTAGE EDIBLES (PACKAGED FOOD, BATH & BODY)

We are all about supporting local artists and entrepreneurs. So whether your product is jewelry, soaps, paintings or hot sauce, it must be all created by you in Arizona. Exceptions are made for food trucks and concessions.

Note: In the event that we need to fill a Market need, or special programming, Market management reserves the right to approve the scale of products outside of this criteria.

If you could use the following words to describe your craft, you should apply:

  • Handcrafted in AZ
  • Unique
  • Small-batch, small-scale
  • Artisan
  • Quality
  • Etsy Shop Owner
  • Upcycled Creations
  • Culinary Delights
  • Grower/Farmer
  • Cottage Edibles (packaged goods)
  • New: Vintage - trendy items 20+ years old and in excellent condition

Price Breakdown

  • $24 per market when you register for the entire season (18 markets) at one time
  • $29 per market when you register for 10-17 market dates at one time
  • $34 per market when you register for 4-9 market dates at one time
  • $39 per market when you register for 1-3 market dates at one time

Next Steps/Apply:

Read the 6th Street Market Vendor Handbook before applying. Once you have read the Handbook you may apply through Zapplication:

View Vendor Handbook

Apply Here

FARMERS

If you are an Arizona based grower/farmer we want you at the 6th Street Market!

The cost for growers and farmers is $20 per market.

Next Steps/Apply:

Read the 6th Street Market Vendor Handbook before applying. Once you have read the Handbook you may apply by filling out our online application:

View Vendor Handbook

Apply Here

FOOD TRUCKS, TRAILERS, CARTS, AND CONCESSIONS

If you have a food truck, trailer, cart or concession stand we want you at the 6th Street Market!

Price Breakdown:

  • $24 per market when you register for the entire season (18 markets) at one time
  • $29 per market when you register for 10-17 market dates at one time
  • $34 per market when you register for 4-9 market dates at one time
  • $39 per market when you register for 1-3 market dates at one time

Next Steps/Apply:

Read the 6th Street Market Vendor Handbook before applying. Once you have read the Handbook you may apply by filling out our online application:

View Vendor Handbook

Apply Here

NON PROFITS

We enjoy supporting non-profit organizations. The fee is just $10 per Market.

Please read the 6th Street Market Vendor Handbook before completing the Non-Profit Application, as many of the same rules still apply.

View Vendor Handbook

Apply Here

MUSICIANS 

We hire solo acts, duos, and trios to perform at the Market. Musician compensation for a 2.5 hour set is the following:

Solo - $125 per market + Parking pass to the 5th & Mill Avenue Garage

If you could use the following words to describe your act, you should apply:

  • Upbeat performances (some sad ballads are okay, but limit them)
  • On-time and professional
  • Likes performing outdoors
  • Promotes their gigs on social media

If you answered yes to all of the above, please fill our Interest Form and a 6th Street Market representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

View Interest Form

If you have additional questions about entertainment at the Market please email Julie Kent at Julie@downtowntempe.com.

SPONSORS

The 6th Street Market would not be possible without our generous sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 6th Street Market please contact Kate Hastings, kate_hastings@q.com.  

2019-20 Sponsorship Deck

VOLUNTEERS

Are you a passionate community member who's interested in volunteering at the 6th Street Market? Great! You're in the right place.

Sign Up

You can also email Julie Kent, Julie@downtowntempe.com for questions.

VENDOR RESOURCES

Need some additional information on tax requirements, marketing, and/or food permits? Visit our Vendor Resources page.

MARKETING/MEDIA

Each vendor is responsible for marketing the Market. A Marketing Kit with approved graphics, logos, messaging and creative content can be viewed by clicking the box below.

Marketing Kit

For questions about marketing, or for other media inquiries please contact Jazmine Reyes, jazmine@downtowntempe.com.

COVID-19 UPDATE

The market team is continuously monitoring COVID-19 updates and encourages all participants to follow CDC and Maricopa County guidelines:

  • Wash your hands frequently and sanitize when available
  • Wear a cloth mask when possible
  • Use touchless payment when possible
  • If high-risk or feel ill stay home

As of June 18, 2020 the City of Tempe has issued a proclamation requiring face coverings in all public areas. This includes participants attending the market.

For more information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit maricopa.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus

For information on how Downtown Tempe Authority will proceed with events in light of COVID-19 please visit this page.


 

For other market-related questions please contact the 6th Street Market Director, Julie Kent at Julie@downtowntempe.com.

Thank you to our 2020-21 sponsors...