Rhode Island Flea Markets Guide
When you see the spectacular homes in Rhode Island, you may wish you could poke around in their attics! The next best thing? Shopping for antiques and other cool vintage finds at Rhode Island flea markets. Whether you're in Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, or visiting the Rhode Island shore, here's your guide to seasonal and year-round flea markets to explore.
The Providence Flea
Summer/Fall season: Providence River Greenway (across from 345 South Water Street)
Winter/Spring season: The flea market moves indoors to a location announced prior to the start of the season. Check the website for updates.
Sundays, summer and fall
Typically second and fourth Sundays of the month, winter and spring (exact dates and times to be announced).
This popular downtown Providence flea market is now a year-round experience, and if you're into vintage, this is the flea market for you. Open outdoors every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May through September, the market moves indoors for the first three Sundays in December (think holiday shopping!) and typically operates the second and fourth Sundays of each month through the winter and spring. Some folks go just for the food trucks during the warm weather months.
Big Top Flea Market
Atlantic Mills, 120 Manton Avenue
This indoor/outdoor flea market in Rhode Island's capital city is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year. It's the longest-running flea market in the state and a destination for deal hunters. From the giant shoe collection, to fresh fruit and a full snack bar, everyone can find something they love.
Bargain City Galleria
1 Ann & Hope Way
This permanent indoor flea market is the largest in New England with 60,000 square feet of space, 100+ vendor spaces, and live auctions, too. With food available on-site, you can shop for eclectic merchandise all day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. With fun trinkets around every corner, make sure not to miss this fantastic market, open year-round.
Plainfield Pike Flea Market
2111 Plainfield Pike
Rhode Island's largest outdoor flea market offers dealer spaces for just $20, and with room for more than 500 vendors, you can be sure the variety of merchandise will be astounding. Hunt for treasures on Sundays from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. from mid-April to October, weather permitting. Admission for browsers is free. The flea market's Facebook page has the most current information for visitors.
The General Stanton Inn Outdoor Weekend Flea Market
4115 Old Post Road/Route 1
Saturdays, Sundays and Monday Holidays, seasonal
This outdoor flea market is the oldest, continuously running market in Rhode Island. Opening in April, visitors can explore the market on Sundays, and then, beginning Memorial Day weekend, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays through October, always from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Explore all the Ocean State has to offer with antiques and nautical trinkets on display, and find something any member of the family will enjoy. Early birds are incredibly welcome to scout out the best finds. Admission is free, but there is a $2 parking fee on Sundays.
Route 177 Flea Market
1560 Bulgarmarsh Road
Saturdays, Sundays and Monday Holidays, year-round
This flea market features about 50 dealers and operates Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. A snack bar is available on-sight, and make sure to check out special holiday events.
Providence Artisans Market
Lippitt Memorial Park
1015 Hope Street
This outdoor, flea-market-style craft fair showcases the creativity of Providence, and treasure hunters adore the variety of quirky finds. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, May through October, this is your place to shop local and to find utterly unique items. Two food trucks provide well-deserved nourishment during your day of shopping. Make sure to check the market's Facebook page for updates on weather closures throughout the season. Don't miss off-season events, too, like the Artisans Holiday Show in December.
Special Note: It is always a good idea to call ahead to verify that a flea market is in operation before making a special trip. Flea markets may close due to inclement weather or other factors.