LA’s top Flea Markets

Nothing beats scoring a major find at a flea market. Flea markets bring have diverse offering, enticing both bargain shoppers and vintage collectors a like, here is a list of some of the best flea markets Los Angeles has to offer:

rose bowl flea

Downtown Flea is a newcomer to the flea scene, it only just launched back in July—of this year—but it had a promising start! Not only do patrons find all the cool digs, but this flea market is a block party too, complete with food trucks and live bands. This event is every fourth Saturday of the month, 10am to 4pm with a $5 admission.

Every Sunday the Melrose Trading Post is providing a fun afternoon of shopping. Held at the Fairfax High School—proceeds benefiting its students—customers experience live jazz music and great food! You can check this flea market out 9am to 5pm with only a $3 admission.

The holy grail of flea markets, the Rose Bowl features 2,500 vendors selling just about anything you could imagine. A little bit of advice—bring a cart and know what you are looking for. This flea market is held every second Sunday of the month, 9am to 3pm with an $8 admission.

Pasadena City College is an alternative to the Rose Bowl, if you can’t handle the big crowds check this flea market out. If you are into vintage records, this place is a must, with over 70 vendors specializing in records; you should find what you are looking for. It’s held every first Saturday of the month, 7am to 3pm and admission is FREE.

Two other options are the Long Beach Antique Market and the Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, but full of vintage must haves! As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!