Chilly weather may curb my desire to get out of bed in the morning, but it definitely doesn’t slow down my appetite to shop! Seasons change, but bargains stay the same. Don’t let a little nip in the air deter you from being that scavenger that we know you are. There are a bunch of flea markets open year-round, we’ve rounded up some of the best around the country worth checking out.
Artists & Fleas: Score the ultimate vintage find and support local artists, all while you do some serious shopping at Artists & Fleas. With an emphasis on indie designers, art, fashion and vintage treasures, you’ll quickly see why this stop is a favorite amongst trend seekers.
Plan your visit: There are two locations of Artists & Fleas in New York; Williamsburg and Chelsea Market. Visit the Williamsburg, Brooklyn location on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. The Chelsea Market location is open daily from 10am to 9 pm (closes at 8pm on Sunday).
Grand Bazaar NYC: Markets are always fun to pay a visit to, but The Grand Bazaar NYC is quite special. The proceeds from this flea benefit public schools in New York City and that’s something we can get behind! Since 1985, the flea has provided more than seven million dollars to public schools to use for enrichment programs (formerly known as The Greenflea Market). Did we mention they are stock piled with antique and artisan vendors?
Plan your visit: The flea is open every Sunday throughout the year in all weather conditions from 10am to 5:30pm, located a block away from The Museum of Natural History.
The Market NYC: If you haven’t had enough and still need to shop more, head to The Market NYC. Local artists, designers and vintage sellers are stationed here with their handmade products ranging from art to clothing and everything in between. You’ll also find curated selections of vintage items to take home with you.
Plan your visit: You can find The Market in Williamsburg, SoHo and Nolita. The Nolita location is open Monday from 11am to 7:30pm, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm to 8pm, Thursday from 12pm to 8:30pm, Saturday from 11am to 8pm, Sunday from 11am to 7pm and is closed on Tuesday. The Soho location is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12pm to 8pm, Saturday from 11am to 8pm, Sunday from 12pm to 7pm and is closed on Tuesday. The Williamsburg location is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12pm to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
SoWa Vintage Market: Winters in Boston are pretty brutal, so having indoor spots to spend time at are crucial. To avoid the freezing temperatures while finding a new addition to your home or your wardrobe, head to SoWa Vintage Market. The outdoor season of the market is fun, but you can really dive into the masses of vintage items during the indoor season.
Plan your visit: The indoor SoWa Vintage Market is open every Sunday in the South End from 10am to 4pm.
Cambridge Antique Market: Across the Charles River is the Cambridge Antique Market. From the outside you may think you can be in and out in 30 minutes, but don’t be fooled by the exterior. This market is big in size and scale. This space is five floors completely filled with vintage items. From Eames chairs to refurbished bicycles to cases upon cases of vintage jewelry, this place is no joke.
Plan your visit: The market is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. You can drive here, but the parking lot is pretty small. Don’t have a car or want to deal with parking? Take the green line to the Lechmere station.
Bernat Antiques: One of the best ways to experience traditional New England charm is to take a drive away from the city center. By traveling about an hour away from Boston you will hit an array of antique shops and co-ops to shop in. Bernat Antiques is a great place for you to start. There are multiple vendors here with an endless supply of antique finds.
Plan your visit: Bernat Antiques is located in the town of Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Head down while the leaves are changing colors so you can take in the scenic views.
Saturday’s Market: If you’re willing to put in travel time, you’ll get to spend a day at Pennsylvania’s largest indoor and outdoor flea market. Saturday’s Market is filled to the brim with local sellers. You really will get the traditional flea market experience here with the addition of awesome food vendors.
Plan your visit: Despite its name, Saturday’s is open on Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor market is open Saturday from 7am to 4pm and the indoor market is open Saturday from 8am to 4pm. On Sunday only the outdoor market is open from 7am to 1pm. The market is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania so plug in the address and hit the road.
Rice’s Sale & Country Market: This next spot is just outside of Philadelphia limits, but less than an hour’s trip away. Rice’s Sale & Country Market was founded in 1860 so join in on the long tradition and head on over. You’ll be able to find all of the essentials here from trinkets to clothes, but you can also pick up locally-grown produce, meats and baked goods.
Plan your visit: This market is open year-round, except for the months of January and February. Every Tuesday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm you can make a stop in New Hope, Pennsylvania to get some local shopping done.
Phila Flea Markets: Maybe you don’t want to travel outside of Philadelphia to do a day of thrifting and that’s fine. The Phila Flea Markets pop up all around the city over the course of the year. You can stop into local neighborhoods within the city to get your flea market fix.
Plan your visit: Be sure to check the Phila Flea Market website to see upcoming locations and hours of market event in the coming months.
The Flea Market at Eastern Market: Crafts, antiques and collectibles can all be found at this mega market. With more than 100 vendors from five different states, this market brings all different types of sellers together under one roof. The Eastern Market is so successful that it has even served as an incubator for many small businesses that started there and went on to open their own stores afterwards.
Plan your visit: The flea market at Eastern Market is open every Sunday throughout the year from 10am to 5pm.
Georgetown Flea Market: Swing by the Georgetown Flea Market if you’re in the mood for all the flea market fun. Sort through piles, haggle and walk away with some great bargains. Word on the street is that the vendors are very friendly and that you’ll leave having a great experience shopping with local sellers.
Plan your visit: The Georgetown Flea Market is open every Sunday from 8am to 4pm and is easily accessible by public transportation.
Fairgrounds Flea Market: When you visit the Fairgrounds Flea Market you’ll be met with household items, books, antiques and a variety of other secondhand items. This flea market is a 40-minute drive from DC, but worth the trip if you’re looking to find great deals.
Plan your visit: The Fairgrounds Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday during the year from 8am to 4pm.
Tropicana Flea Market: If you’re looking for the type of marketplace to get lost in because of its sheer size, then the Tropicana Flea Market is the place for you. With over 200 indoor and outdoor vendors selling everything from fresh produce to makeup, coming here is like one-stop shopping.
Plan your visit: The Tropicana Flea Market is open Friday though Sunday all year from 7am to 7pm. Parking is free so don’t worry about driving over.
Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market: Lincoln Road is home to the trendiest of boutiques. When the Lincoln Road Antique & Collective Market is going on, the area gets crowded with people looking to do some serious shopping! The street is lined with furniture dealers show off their amazing pieces and racks of vintage clothing.
Plan your visit: The market normally happens twice a month so be sure to check the schedule on their website to know which weekends to attend.
Redland Market Village: When flea markets and farmers come together it’s a shoppers paradise. Visit the Redland Market Village and buy your produce for the week, but also stop by the indoor and outdoor flea market areas. With antiques, furniture, toys and more, everyone in the family is bound to have a good time.
Plan your visit: The market village is open on Thursday and Friday from 11am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 6pm.
Lula B’s Dallas: If you’re looking for Mid-century furniture, look no further than Lula B’s. The antique malls each have over 50 antique dealers within them serving up the best furniture for locals. From designer favorites to industrial salvage pieces, you’ll end up wanting to redecorate your home after seeing all that’s available.
Plan your visit: Lula B’s has antique malls in both Oak Cliff and in the Design District as well as a storefront in Oak Cliff. Check the website to choose which spot to go to.
First Monday Canton: About 60 miles east of Dallas is the town of Canton where First Monday is held. This market has been operating for over 150 years, although back then people were meeting to trade horses and farm equipment rather than home decor and art. Thousands of shoppers come to this traditional market and hopefully you will too.
Plan your visit: The market is open from Thursday to Sunday before the first Monday of every month. Confusing? Check the calendar on the website. Hours are sunup to sundown, of course!
Buchanan’s Vintage Market: Once a month Buchanan’s Vintage Market hosts an antique market with furniture, glassware, artwork, clothing and much more. This antique market has been a tradition for over 30 years where once a month dealers from all over the country come to sell their items.
Plan your visit: Check in on their social media accounts before planning a visit so you know the exact times and dates of any upcoming markets.
The Arts District Co-Op: This isn’t a traditional flea market, but I could not not include this as a place to visit in Los Angeles. The Arts District Co-Op is exactly what it sounds like, a communal space for local retailers to come together and sell their products in one shared space. It’s the perfect place to go to discover new artists and designers.
Plan your visit: The space in the arts district of downtown LA is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.
The Pasadena City College Flea Market: If the Rose Bowl Flea Market is a bit overwhelming for you, there’s another hot spot in Pasadena that you can visit instead. The Pasadena City College Flea Market is a more manageable size, but still has over 400 vendors in the parking lot of the college. With over 50 vendors selling records alone, the sellers here have amazing items.
Plan your visit: The flea market is typically open the first Sunday of every month through the year from 8am to 3pm. Hey, if you have any energy left you can stop by The Rose Bowl too.
The Silverlake Flea: I haven’t been to The Silverlake Flea, but I can only imagine how cool it is based off of all of the other happenings in the neighborhood. The market is described as a being where “indie and DIY collide with vintage and collectibles”. Yeah, sign us up! The size of this flea is a lot smaller compared to others in southern California so you’ll be able to enjoy everything that you see while you’re there.
Plan your visit: The flea market is located in the playground of the Micheltorena St. Elementary School on the second Saturday of every month from 12pm to 5pm.
Treasure Island Flea: The Treasure Island Flea takes markets to the next level. Aside from shopping and eating, they also have some of the most fun entertainment. The themes of their upcoming events include Howl-O-Ween and Snowvember. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better you find out that it’s located right on the water.
Plan your visit: The flea market happens the last weekend of every month from 10am to 4pm and it’s extra pet friendly so be sure to bring your furry pals.
Jack of All Trades Market: The Jack of All Trades Market is a sister market to the Treasure Island Flea, so obviously a good time! This market has a strong emphasis on local makers, artists and vintage goods (plus food, drinks and live music).
Plan your visit: On the second Saturday of every month this market is open from 11am to 5pm in Jack London Square.
Berkeley Flea Market: If you want to keep things a bit more low key, try the Berkeley Flea Market. Take your family to this community market on the weekends. From local makers selling their goods to family fun entertainment that the little ones will love, this market has it all.
Plan your visit: The Berkeley Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm with many events and activities going on throughout the day. Check their calendar for upcoming events that you may be interested in.
Fremont Market: The Fremont Market was modeled after the famous European markets and is a big hit amongst locals and tourists. You’ll find all the makings of a market here- original designs, rare antiques, international imports, street foods etc. Come to this awesome year-round outdoor market in rain or shine and spend the day admiring everything you see.
Plan your visit: The Fremont market goes on every Sunday during the year. The summer hours are currently 10am to 5pm, but check back to see what the new hours are for the other seasons.
Olympia Flea Market: If 8,000 square feet of indoor space filled with fun finds sounds good to you, then Olympia Flea Market is going to be your best friend. The space has a quirky vibe that’s jam packed with glassware, furniture and all other essentials. This rainy weather escape will provide you with hours of good, fun shopping.
Plan your visit: The flea market is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year from 10am to 5pm.
Pike Place Market: One of the most popular places to visit in Seattle is the Pike Place Market. While going for some good eats may be at the top of some people’s lists, be sure to also check out the crafts market. This market began over 40 years ago and currently represents 225 local makers and artisans. Peruse the abundance of options and go home with pottery, sculptures, stone work and much more.
Plan your visit: The market is open year-round except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The craft market hours are from 10am to 4pm, but you can wander around the rest of the market during other times.
Wolff’s Flea Market: For over 25 years Wolff’s Flea Market has been operating in Rosemont from April to October, but in 2009 they started a second location in Palatine and now stay open all year. This market is home to eclectic vintage finds, vinyls, jewelry, home decor and everything in the middle.
Plan your visit: The Palatine location is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm with free parking.
Grayslake Antique Market: If you have some time to devote to going through tables and tables of vendors, than consider a trip to Grayslake Antique Market. From the reviews it seems that you can easily get sucked into this market for hours and most likely leave with a few items.
Plan your visit: The market is open the second Saturday and Sunday of every month from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.
Kane County Flea Market: The Kane County Flea Market is serious business. It’s been named one of the best flea markets in the world multiple times and we can see why. Almost 50 miles west of Chicago is where you’ll find this gem, but it’s worth the trip. With hundreds of vendors selling in this space, you’ll easily walk away with a bargain or two.
Plan your visit: The flea market is held the first weekend of every month. On Saturday it is open from 12pm to 5pm and on Sunday it is open from 7am to 4pm. Parking is always free!
Did we miss any flea markets in our roundup? Let us know in the comments so we can check them out!