Accra hosts many different local markets throughout each month. The beauty of these markets is that you get to discover many different local brands; all locally made in Ghana, ranging from natural skincare, beauty products to handmade jewelry, art and much more. Green Views offers you a comprehensive guide of the best markets in Accra we think you should visit at least once.
Best markets in Accra
Green Butterfly Market
Green Butterfly Market is probably one of the most well known markets at W.E.B Dubois Center in Cantonments. It takes places every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month starting from 10am to 5pm. It has been operating for 11 years now and supports in providing income to many families in the community.
Expect to find organic and handmade items, food & drinks, jewellery, clothing items, plants, natural skincare, and much more! Grab a bagel with a natural juice or smoothie from one of the vendors while you stroll around all the different stalls or you can also have a drink or some food at the restaurant which is inside the Dubois Center itself (fairly pricey).
It’s a great place to meet your favourite artisans and community entrepreneurs!
It opens the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am – 5pm at the Dubois Center Cantonments. Check more details on their Instagram account.
Caramel Corner Market
This market is less known and much smaller as it hasn’t been operating for as long as the Green Butterfly market has. However, it still hosts some very interesting local brands. It takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 4pm. Its locations varies, so be sure to check their Instagram page for updates.
Currently they have a collaboration with Gold Coast Market called “It’s a girls world”. A weekend market dedicated to women where you will find cosmetics, perfumes, women’s holistic screening, fashion & other accessories, organic products, arts & crafts & much more.
Caramel Corner Market opens every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 9am – 4pm.
The Accra Goods Market
This is a premier pop up market for food fashion & music. It only takes place on selected Public Holidays so keep an eye out on their instagram or website. This year save the dates of August 4th, September 21st and December 3rd, starting from 10am – 6pm always taking place in an open air venue.
This market is set up specifically for entrepreneurs who want to showcase their new products as it attracts a crowd of shoppers who are after unique items and gifts (usually more pricey brands than you could find at Caramel Corner or the Green Butterfly Market).
Accra Weekend Market
The Accra Weekend Market is a newly established market with the first market taking place on the 31st July 2021. The intention of this market is to promote local Ghanaian businesses through regular outdoor markets and workshops as well as through their social media pages.
Unlike the other markets, they will also be offering free workshops and activities! Activites such as dance class or a yoga class, film screenings, Brazilian martial art classes, tanks with licensed dietician and much more you can check out on their instagram page!
Labone Green Market
Labone Green Market is Labone´s local market taking place every Saturday at Labone Coffee shop. This is a farms-style market directed at the more health conscious public as its big on organically grown fruits & vegetables.
Some other products you can find are: fresh flowers, probiotic foods, natural skincare, whole foods, rustic bread, blue tea, honey, and much more. Start your Saturday morning by stocking up on healthy, local, organically grown food!
Opens every Saturday from 9am – 3pm Labone Coffee shop, Labone.
Traditional markets in Accra
If you want a more local experience (the kind where you mostly only find local people) we also have a few suggestions,
A must visit at least once (advisable with someone local) this is Accra’s most dynamic commercial hub. Here you will get to experience the real rawness of Accra and the kinds of things that only happen in Ghana; noisy, chaotic, busy & hot, you have it all! Anything you need, you will find it here; kitchenware, clothes, jewellery, painting, and the list goes on.
You will also get to witness the Kayayo girls, “market girls” who carry all sorts of things on their head, who usually come from the North of Ghana down to Accra to find a “better future”.
Very much like Makola, chaotic, busy and noisy. You can also find anything that you can possibly imagine. Kaneshie is also an important transport hub with tro tro and regional buses picking up and dropping off passengers.
This is a great option for buying all sorts of fruits & vegetables and spices. Here you can really appreciate the cultural & religious diversity in its community. Full of different colours and scents…it will definitely awaken your senses.
We hope that you can enjoy our selection of markets!