A Guide to Los Angeles Flea Markets

guide to la flea markets

This comprehensive guide to Los Angeles Flea Markets is way overdue! You’ve been asking for a detailed guide to the various markets and I’m so happy to say that it’s finally here. You know I spend nearly every Sunday at the flea market – so much that my nickname in Pasadena is the “lady from the flea market”. If you’re a long time follower, then you know which are my favorites (Rose Bowl, PCC, and Long Beach), but these are all great and filled with gems. Don’t miss my tips on shopping at the flea market. If you’re on the East Coast, check out my Brimfield Flea Market Guide.

A Guide to Los Angeles Flea Markets

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Description: The biggest flea market in Los Angeles with trinkets, clothes, furniture, antiques, and more that make this a must-see whether you’re a shopper or a tourist. If you’re a newbie, definitely start here since there is so much to see and shop!

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103

When: Second Sunday of every month

Hours: 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM | $25 (VIP)
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | $18-19 (early admission)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | $14-15 (express admission)
After 9:00 AM | $9-10 (general admission)
Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.

Parking: Free parking, paid VIP parking available for $15.00

Website: https://www.rgcshows.com/rose-bowl/

IG: @rgcshows

Silverlake Flea

Description: Independent vendors come together to sell handmade, vintage, and antique items including furniture, crafts, art, home decor and more.

Location: 2007 Reservoir St. 
Silverlake, LA 90026
(located in the lot behind Taix in Echo Park)

When: Every Saturday

Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free entrance

Parking: $10 for all day parking, located at 1951 Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 

Website: https://www.silverlakeshop.com/

IG: @silverlakeflea

pcc flea market

Melrose Trading Post

Description: A flea market that’s been happening in Los Angeles for over 20 years that mixes charity with your love of shopping. With new vendors every week, you’ll see a wide variety of items ranging from fashion, furniture and arts and crafts.

Location: 7850 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

When: Every Sunday

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $5

Parking: Free on-campus and street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. $5 valet parking is available but with limited availability. 

Website: https://melrosetradingpost.org/

IG: @melrosetradingpost

Long Beach Antique Market

Description: A large market that has everything from collectibles, jewelry, clothing, home decor and vintage items at great prices. Many of the Rose Bowl and PCC vendors sell at the Long Beach market, so if you miss either of those, you can catch your favorite seller here.

Location: Long Beach Veterans Stadium
4901 E. Conant Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

When: Every 3rd Sunday of every month

Hours: 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM | $12
6:30 AM – 2:00 PM | $7
Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.

Parking: Free

Website: https://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com/

IG: @longbeachantiquemarket

rose bowl flea market

Pasadena City College Flea Market

Description: A fun environment for the eclectic shopper with everything from vinyl records, rustic furniture, knick knacks, jewelry and more. This is one of my favorite flea markets and still a hidden gem in the LA area.

Location: 1570 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

When: The first Sunday of every month

Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Parking: $2 parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of Hill and Del Mar.

Website: https://pasadena.edu/community/flea-market/

IG: @pccfleamarket

Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market

Description: Vintage, retro, antiques, victorians to mid-century, furniture, home decor, art, rugs, china, clothing… the list goes on. If you’re looking for something, chances are, you’ll find it here.

Location: Santa Monica Airport

When: First and fourth Sunday of every month

Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: 1st Sunday | $4

4th Sunday, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM | $7
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM | $5
Children admitted free.

Parking: Free

Website: http://www.santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com/home.html

melrose trading post

Ventura Flea Market

Description: A market that features antiques, secondhand and new merchandise sold by over 500 vendors. If you have the time to drive up to Ventura, definitely check it out.

Location: Ventura County Fairground
10 W Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001

When: 6 times a year; Next date – September 27th

Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM | $10 (early admission)
9:00 AM – 2:00 AM | $5 (regular admission)
Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.

Parking: Free parking, preferred parking is $5.

Website: https://www.rgcshows.com/ventura/

2 Comments

  1. June 24, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    Hey, I am trying to build a Levi Distressing Business! Do you know any wholesalers for Levis?

    For flea markets, are you able to find a large amount of Levis?
    Are the flea markets open again?

    Thanks!!

    • June 25, 2020 / 10:58 am

      I don’t know any wholesalers but definitely go to the flea market and you’ll meet sellers who either wholesale or know someone who does. I know flea markets are starting to open up so check their websites. As of today, Long Beach Flea Market is open.

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