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Upcoming Shows

Over the years, Patchwork has grown from a small parking lot craft fair into multiple locations including street festivals and large indoor marketplaces. Each location is as different and unique as the venue and showcases different makers, collaborations, music and food that reflect the local environment and community. Patchwork Show features 160+ local vendors selling diverse handmade goods (see our gallery for a closer look), curated food trucks, DIY stations to get your craft on,food artisan area, live music and rotating services like photo booths, bike valet and gift-wrapping depending on the location and season. Patchwork Show is a rain or shine event.

All Patchwork Show events are FREE to the public.

FALL 2015 PATCHWORK SHOWS

SANTA ANA, California

November 29, 2015 – Downtown – 2nd at Sycamore Street – Santa Ana, California – 11-5pm

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Where it all started… Patchwork Show Santa Ana is our first location and our biggest event drawing thousands of customers for over seven years. In 2012, we moved our event to downtown in the heart of the Artists Village next to our friends The Gypsy Den, Lola’s, Little Sparrow, Grand Central Arts Center and El Centro Cultural de Mexico. This urban and historical setting encompasses three different streets and incorporates local galleries, museums and a handful of restaurants and bars.

LONG BEACH, California

November 15, 2015 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California – 11-5pm

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Long Beach Patchwork show is located on the water’s edge at Marine Stadium at the boat slip off Appian Way. This very pet-friendly event is the perfect spot for an afternoon with your four-legged friend and it is also very popular with cyclists. Long Beach Patchwork is our largest event featuring 200+ vendors, multiple music stages and bike valet.

OAKLAND, California

October 25, 2015 – 55 Harrison Street – Oakland, California – 11-5pm

*Please note: day and location have changed for Oakland to above info.

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Patchwork’s Northern California event draws on the East Bay’s strong artistic community and commitment to support local commerce. Our venue, Jack London Square, is not only right on the water but features several restaurants (we love the shortbread cookies at Miette) and a modern hotel with live jazz on the weekends. We’re honored to be a part of the handmade movement in Oakland, a city that embraces all things local and creative.

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