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First Saturday Local Pop Up Market

Dec 05 @ 10:00 am - Dec 05 @ 05:00 pm

Grossmont Center is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our region and community. Out of an abundance of caution, Grossmont Center has decided to RESCHEDULE ALL MARCH EVENTS. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this public health issue in the context of keeping our communities safe.


Grossmont Center has always been a terrific place to shop local, and now it is better than ever with the First Saturday Local Pop Up Market! This monthly event, co-presented by Grossmont Center and San Diego Made, offers unique items from more than 40 regional makers, craftspeople, and artisans all in one spot for easy shopping. Creativity is on full display at this free, family-friendly market, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.

Support Local Artists with San Diego Made

Local pop up markets are just one of the ways San Diego Made shines a well-deserved spotlight on the creative community. The organization also sponsors workshops for participants who want to share their talents on a broader scale, with topics ranging from running a side business to envisioning a dream job. Most of the workshops take place in the San Diego Made Factory. This 12,000-square-foot warehouse is a hub of artistic innovation where makers can hone their craft in one of 28 studios, or use one of the offices or co-working spaces. The factory provides WiFi, podcasting rooms, a kitchen and dining area, plus a 1,000-square-foot event space ideal for photoshoots, client meetings, or private parties.

The factory also offers the priceless benefit of providing a place where like-minded visionaries can meet, network, and get inspired by each other. Membership amenities include coverage on San Diego Made’s social media channels, access to the factory, and the chance to sell products at local pop-up markets—including the First Saturday Local Pop Up Market at Grossmont Center!

Feel Inspired at Grossmont Center

The Center is proud to be the home of many independent local businesses, and the First Saturday Local Pop Up Market is another way to showcase San Diego’s inventive entrepreneurs. (And it is also a fantastic way for customers to find unique treasures that can’t be purchased anywhere else!) The market’s lively atmosphere makes it a great place to spend the day with friends or family; be sure to make time for lunch or dinner at one of Grossmont Center’s great restaurants! Come join us on the next first Saturday of the month, or at one of our other fun community events, and see why Grossmont Center is the place to be!


December 5, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5500 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
(619) 465-2900

Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also always stay in the know by finding event information in our monthly e-newsletters, too, so sign up to begin receiving yours today. Finally, be sure to check out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!