The Arlington Civitan Open Air Market
Sponsored by the Arlington Chapter of Civitan Internatianal
Arlington, Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions





What are the hours and times of the Arlington Flea Market? 



The Arlington Flea Market is held every first Saturday of the month from April through November from 7 AM-1:30 PM.   


Where is it held? 


The Flea Market is held in the I-66 garage located at 15th and Stafford Street in North Arlington. The garage is located adjacent to the Arlington Education building  and the Planetarium.  


I want to start selling stuff at the Flea Market! How soon can I start setting up?  


The beginning of setup time varies from month to month. For the July 1, 2017 sale, vendors will not be allowed to begin setting up before 7:00 PM ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE SALE. Please do not violate this rule since we wish to be on good terms with the county officials who need the space free for school games and other events. We realize that this represents a big change for many of our vendors who have been coming for many years and we apologize for the inconvenience. Vendor setup needs to be complete by 7:00 am. Vehicles are not allowed to be driven in the sales area between 7:00 AM and 1:30 PM. 


Do I need to bring my own tables?  


Yes, we do not supply tables or chairs.   


How much does it cost to sell at the Flea Market? 


We charge $20 per parking spaces. Two spaces are $40. We charge the lowest rate for a Flea Market spot in the Arlington area. A representative from Arlington Civitan will come around during the Flea Market to collect. We accept cash. Only regular vendors are allowed to pay by checks.   


How big are the spaces?  


Spaces are roughly 9 by 18 feet. 


What kind of stuff can I sell at the garage sale? 


Our sale is primarily for vendors who are selling their own used items. If you have new items, make sure that you have at least 50% of used goods in the mix. Due to many requests about new goods, we will be reviewing this in the future, but for now the rule still holds that you have a mixture of used and new items. Live plants, weapons, and food are not allowed


What do I get for my money?  


Typically, close to 1500 people visit the flea market so you have great exposure.      


Where do I put my car? 


You can bring your car/truck/SUV, etc. and put in the parking spot if you wish and proceed to set up in the front or rear of the vehicle.


What about trash? 


Garbage cans are available on each floor of the garage, If you can't fit your trash into the trash cans, garbage bags are available for $0.25 apiece at the snack bar. Please place all bagged trash between the ramps on the E level (the uncovered deck closest to Quincy Street). If you have trash that you can't fit into a bag, please take it elsewhere. In any case, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR SPACE WHEN YOU DEPART FROM THE GARAGE SALE.


Can I donate items to Civitan? 


We don’t accept vehicles at this time. We can accept certain small items in good conditions. We do  not accept large items (furniture, for instance), since we have no place to store them.