Washington, DC Flea Markets: Shopping for Bargains

Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Items

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While Washington, DC is not a big flea market city, there are a few good spots for browsing for bargains. Most are open year-round and offer a variety of items ranging from clothing to antiques. Check out these top places in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

In Washington DC

Georgetown Flea Market - Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th Street NW, at Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC. The Washington, DC area’s largest flea market offers a wide range of antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted art and jewelry, and vintage furnishings and clothing.

Open year-round on Sundays.

Eastern Market - 7th Street & North Carolina Avenue, SE. Washington, DC. The city’s oldest public market holds a flea market with handmade pottery, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, furniture and more. Open Sundays year-round.

Anacostia Big Chair Flea Market - 2215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Washington DC. The market features a diverse mix of art, crafts, imports, antiques, collectibles, and furniture. Open on Saturdays.

In Maryland

Bethesda Flea Market - 7155 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD. The Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market hosts a flea market offering home furnishings, jewelry, arts and crafts, and more. Open Sundays. The farmers market is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and offers local produce. 

The Fairgrounds Flea Market - Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. (301) 649-1915. This market includes antiques, international and domestic crafts, jewelry, art, household goods, perfumes, furniture, various collectibles, electronics, toys, tools, clothes and other new/used items.

Open every Saturday and Sunday year-round.

Gaithersburg Flea Market & Baby Bazaar - Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. Enjoy shopping for gently-used or new clothes, household wares, children’s items, collectibles, and more indoors on specified dates in January, February, and March.

In Northern Virginia

Arlington Flea Market - 15th and Quincy Street, Arlington, Virginia (inside the Washington Lee High School, I-66 Parking Garage). The Arlington Civitan Open Air Market offers a variety of goods ranging from books, clothes, furniture, garden tools, household goods, jewelry, shoes, toys, records and more. Open Saturdays, April through November, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.