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Get Unique Finds and Incredible Deals at These LA Flea Markets!

Dec 15, 2021

Whether you love the convenience, bargain prices, and social aspects of shopping at flea markets or you are wondering which location is best for selling your items, these LA fleas offer everything you are looking for and more! Flea markets are trending as a fun family-friendly outdoor activity, and these top venues promise hours of treasure hunting for products you want mixed with the best deals on things you need. We recommend a trip to visit each one on our list to see which one is your favorite.

1st Sunday of the Month - PCC Flea
If you are on the East side in the Pasadena area on the first Sunday of the month, be sure to visit one of the most touted indoor markets, the Pasadena City College (PCC) Flea. Here, you’ll browse through, buy, or be able to sell an eclectic mix of vintage home decor and music-related items from over 400 vendors. You can also expect to see a few trending and surprising products you never knew you needed before and now do not know how you lived this long without them. Just be sure to check the website for cancellations, such as January’s flea market due to the Rose Parade, before you head over.

  • Hours: 5:00 AM VIP Admission, 7:00 AM Early Bird Admission, 8:00 AM Express Admission, & 9:00 AM General Admission (Note: The box office closes at 3:00 PM.)
  • Where: Pasadena City College
    1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91106
  • *Admission Cost: Free
  • *Parking Cost: $2
  • *COVID-19 Regulations: You may be asked to provide proof of an accepted COVID-19 vaccination or a qualifying exemption based on medical or religious grounds. 

2nd Sunday of the Month  - Rose Bowl Flea Market
You cannot talk about flea markets and swap meets in Los Angeles without mentioning the largest and most widely acclaimed of them all, the Rose Bowl Flea Market. This is the grandaddy of flea markets, and their website makes the bold statement that it is also the most profitable flea market for vendors in the U.S. for good reason! Every second Sunday of each month, deal hunters, families, and vendors who are interested in selling to large crowds while building a serious fan base for their products flock to Pasadena, California for this giant venue. With over 2,500 vendors, it’s an all-day excursion for shoppers who can show up in the parking lot as early as 4:00 AM.

Speaking of time, the public is allowed in starting at 5:00 AM with VIP admission tickets, but some vendors arrive at 9:00 AM. Therefore, you have to decide if the earlier hours are worth the sleep sacrifice and added expense for VIP admission in hopes of discovering and purchasing your treasures and bargains before the crowd shows up around 10:00 AM. If you are prepared to make it an all-day affair, remember many vendors pack up to leave by 3:00 PM. This means those boasting the lofty goal of hitting up every booth will have to keep a fairly brisk browsing and buying pace.

  • Hours: 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: Rose Bowl
    1001 Rose Bowl Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103
  • *Admission Cost: Admission starts at $9 per person over 12.
  • *Parking Cost: Free parking is available
  • *COVID-19 Regulations: Vendors and patrons may be required to wear face masks. You may also need to show a photo Id with proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test.

3rd Sunday of the Month - Long Beach Antique Flea Market 
Of course, with more than 800 vendors that spread out over 20 acres of land, another excellent place for negotiating the best deals or selling your products to large crowds is the Long Beach Antique Flea Market. Here, you’ll find everything from cell phone accessories to local art and home decor. 

  • Hours: 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM Early Admission, 6:30 AM - 2 PM General Admission
  • Where: Long Beach Veterans Stadium
    4901 E Conant Street
    Long Beach, CA 90808
  • *Admission Cost: Tickets start at $8 per person over 12.
  • *Parking Cost: Free
  • *COVID-19 Regulations: You may be asked to wear a face mask or show a photo Id with proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test. 

Every Sunday - Melrose Trading Post
Are you in central or West LA and seeking highly curated designers selling vintage and one-of-a-kind items? You can’t go wrong with Melrose Trading Post. This world-renowned flea market is run by a non-profit to support the arts and community in the LA area, and it’s a must-see if you want that piece of clothing in your wardrobe that will attract attention from even the most fashion-savvy friends. Plus, if you bring a blanket or chairs, you can create a comfy space to eat gourmet food truck cuisine, catch up with friends, and listen to a variety of great bands.

  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Where: Fairfax High School
    7850 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • *Admission Cost: $5 (For a $2 convenience fee, you can purchase tickets in advance online.)
  • *Parking Cost: $5
  • *COVID-19 Regulations: You may be asked to wear a face mask or show a photo Id with proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test.

The above flea markets are our top LA picks for vendors and visitors alike. But, there are certainly amazing deals to be made at smaller venues as well. Whether you start with the above list or you are in search of the best deals closest to your neighborhood, it's easy to see why people flock to shop the flea markets and swap meets in the Los Angeles area. Happy buying and selling to all!

*Admission costs, parking fees, and COVID-19 regulations are subject to change. Check with the venue for more details and current changes.



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