The Best Flea Markets in Los Angeles

July 31, 2017

The Best Flea Markets and Craft Fairs in Los Angeles

We L-O-V-E flea markets! The mix of vintage clothes, plants, old patches & pins, furniture, jewelry, and home goods vibes always gets us super excited.

Luckily for us, Los Angeles has a TON of awesome flea markets and craft fairs to go to ALL the time!

We have compiled a list of our favorite ones and ones we frequent the most.

Which flea markets have you been to & which one was your favorite?

Silverlake Flea Market

The self-proclaimed, but definitely true, "cutest indie flea market in the heart of Silverlake." It is held on the second Saturday of every month and always has an eclectic mix of vendors. This market is on the smaller size, but it is our most local one, so it will always be close to our heart. Plus, it's where we had our flea market debut in June! We had a great time participating and can't wait to do it again! Pictures of our booth below. 

Where: Playground of the Micheltorena St. Elementary School located at: 1511 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time: 12 - 5 PM
Additional Deets: entrance is FREE & there is FREE PARKING off of Golden Gate behind the school. Open-air venue.

Our Tent out Silverlake Flea Market

Buy Crystals at Silverlake Flea Market

Crystals and Mandalas at Silverlake Flea Market

Fairfax Flea Market

Every Sunday, the Fairfax Flea Market offers a "constantly evolving experience, with a curated selection of handcrafted artisan goods, eclectic art and craft, vintage fashion, antique furniture, and one-of-a-kind treasures." You will definitely get an authentic Los Angeles vibe by visiting this market as they always have amazing vendors, and the people watching is totally on point. Look out for hipsters fighting over an overpriced used tee ;)

Where: On the Campus of Fairfax High located at: 7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90046
Time: 9 - 5 PM
Additional Deets: $3 Admission. Food & drinks are available. Open-air venue.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

This is probably the most well-known flea market in Los Angeles, and it's a BIG one! This flea market features over 2,500 vendors every month! Yes, 2,500! It's quite hard to see it all, but I have always found the prices to be decent and the variety of products to be very fun to browse. It's held on the 2nd Sunday of every month, so mark you're calendars babes!

Where: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
Time: 9 - 4:30 PM
Additional Deets: Admission is $9.00 per person, children under 12 are admitted free with an adult. They also have an express admission from 8:00am - 9:00am at $12.00 per person, an early admission from 7:00am - 8:00am at $15.00 per person, and a special preview VIP admission from 5:00am - 7:00am at $20.00 per person. Also, they do not accept credit cards for admission (but most vendors do). Food & drinks are available. Open-air venue.

Artists and Fleas

Artists & Fleas LA can be found in the artistic community of Venice at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School (at the corner of Abbot Kinney and Westminster Ave). The fabulous Artists & Fleas line-up features art, design, and vintage merchants every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

Where: 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Time: 11 - 5PM
Additional Deets: FREE entrance. Open-air venue.

Artist and Fleas Open-Air market

photo from Artist & Flea

Jackalope Art Fair

This art fair is bi-annual, so mark your calendars for November if you want to check out this hidden gem! It's a "two-day shopping event featuring over 150 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts." I love this flea market because it's in a grassy park and really easy to navigate and see everything. I also love that they place emphasis on "quality artistry."

Where: Central Park in Old Pasadena
Time: November 18th & 19th, 2017 - 11 - 4 PM
Additional Deets: FREE entrance. Food & drinks are available. Open-air venue.

Vendor at Jackalope Art Fair

Jewelry at Jackalope Artist Fair

Jewelry at Jackalope Art Fair

Echo Park Craft Fair

The Echo Park Craft Fair is a "2-day art and design event in Silverlake, California, featuring work by over 120 artists and drawing thousands of guests. The Fair has become a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement. Featuring a meticulous curation of work from some of the finest artists in America, the Fair celebrates innovators creating in a vast array of mediums – from ceramics to jewelry, perfumery to clothing design, woodworking to fabric art." Essentially it's the creme de la creme of hipster, boho chic, and artsy-fartsyness. Gorgeous environment to peruse and people watch.

Where: Mack Sennett Studios - 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026
Time: December 9 & 10 2017 - 10 - 6 PM
Additional Deets: $16 for a weekend pass or $10 for single days tickets

Echo Park Craft Fair

photo from Echo Park Craft Fair

Pasadena City College Flea Market

The Pasadena City College Flea Market is known primarily for selling "antiques and collectibles, with the products varying from high-end antiques to rummage sale-type items." There are over 400 vendors at each market, and it takes place on the first Sunday of every month. 

Where: The market is in both the East and West side parking lots on the Pasadena City College campus
Time: 8 - 3 PM
Additional Deets: FREE entrance. $2 parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of Hill and Del Mar.

Unique LA

Shop more than 150 independent designers and makers selling everything from "home goods, clothing, leather goods, bath products, gourmet edibles, children's goods, and so much more!" This market is held 2-3 times a year. I really enjoy attending the Unique fairs. All of the vendors are really lovely and friendly, so the good vibes are always there floating around. 

Where: Barker Hangar - 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Time: August 19 & 20 - 11 - 6 PM both days // December 2 & 3 - time: tbd
Additional Deets: Parking is available for $10. $15 general admission.

Unique LA

Smorgasburg LA

A weekly Sunday market for food, shopping, and drinks. It's mainly about the food here, but there are a few vendors selling all types of goods. Go hungry!

Where: Located on the site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles, which is part of a larger, new development called ROW DTLA
Time: 10 - 4 PM
Additional Deets: FREE entrance. Parking lot info: ROW DTLA (785 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021), 2 hours free parking. Food & drinks are available. Open-air venue.

Goods for sale at Smorgasburg LA

Treats for sale at Smorgasburg LA

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