Enjoy these local flea markets in the DMV area for bargain shopping and local produce! These markets are sure to be a fun springtime activity.Spring is right around the corner. For bargain shoppers, this also means lots of flea markets! Flea markets are a fun way to find some affordable and unique furniture, reinvent your wardrobe, or just enjoy a day sifting through a collection of items. Here are the best flea markets in the DMV area.
Eastern Market[gallery type="rectangular" size="medium" ids="7646,7647"] A list of flea markets around Washington, D.C., would not be complete without one of the most famous markets in the area! Eastern Market provides visitors with both indoor and outdoor vendors ranging from fresh produce to artwork and clothes. The market provides visitors with yummy lunch options from vendors inside the market, food trucks parked around the market, and local restaurants and coffee shops in the area. Nestled in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this attraction shows visitors the vibrant and busy D.C. life firsthand. A must-see in this area is the Capitol Hill Books. This rowhouse is packed with used books throughout the whole building, including the bathroom! Visitors could spend hours wandering around looking for the perfect book. Visitors should note that the market is crowded with both locals and tourists during the weekends, and prices do not always reflect the deep discounts bargain shoppers may want. WHEN: Tues. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sat., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. WHERE: 225 Seventh Street, SE, Washington, D.C., 20003 PARKING: Paid parking garage available in the middle of the market, free weekend parking around the area
The Arlington Civitan Open Air Market[caption id="attachment_7648" align="aligncenter" width="393"] Courtesy of Arlington Civitan Flea Market[/caption] Travel into Arlington, Virginia, for this attraction. This flea market is one of Northern Virginia’s largest and oldest public markets. The market hosts over 150 vendors selling books, clothes, furniture, household goods, jewelry, and more. The marketplace is spread over five levels of a parking garage so visitors could spend a whole afternoon meandering around looking for bargains. The Arlington Civitan Open Air Market suggests, “Shopping early in the morning can score you the best selection, but unless you are a savvy negotiator you might want to wait until later in the day when vendors are anxious to unload and offer discounted prices.” WHEN: First Saturday of the month | April through November | 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WHERE: I-66 garage in North Arlington adjacent to Washington-Lee High School and the Arlington Planetarium at 15th and North Quincy Streets, in Arlington, Virginia PARKING: FREE, drivers can park on level A of the parking garage or on the streets surrounding the garage
Georgetown Flea Market[caption id="attachment_7649" align="aligncenter" width="451"] Courtesy of Yelp[/caption] Spend a Sunday afternoon in the exciting Georgetown area at this flea market! Georgetown is a great area to stroll around the Waterfront Park, walk along the canal, and score some great deals at the flea market. The Georgetown Flea Market began in 1972 and today is the largest flea market in Washington, D.C. This market does not have food vendors, but visitors can visit one of the many local shops in Georgetown for lunch. WHEN: Sundays year-round, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: 1819 35th St. NW, Hardy Middle School Parking Lot, Washington, D.C., 20007 PARKING: FREE, plenty of street parking around the area
Bethesda Farm Women’s Market[caption id="attachment_7650" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Courtesy of Pinterest[/caption] This flea market is hosted by The Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market and sells items such as jewelry, apparel, collectibles, and antiques. The market was founded by farmers’ wives in 1932 to sell preserves, baked goods, and produce. The flea market is open on Sundays, and the venue hosts a farmer's market on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Shoppers can enjoy buying local items as well as fresh local produce. WHEN: Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: 7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland PARKING: FREE, upper lot behind the market
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