Arlington’s Biggest Flea Market

Great vintage treasures and more!

A Lovely Open-Air Flea Market With the Best Finds

The Arlington Civitan Open Air Market

  • First Saturday of Every Month

  • I-66 Parking Garage

  • April through November

  • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE

OUR APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE SALES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. WE WILL RUN AS MANY OF OUR 2020 SALES AS POSSIBLE. WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

FLEA MARKET TIPS FOR BARGAIN HUNTERS

PARKING

If you are shopping, please park on Level A of the parking garage (the open-air lot directly off of Stafford Street) or in the large lot across Quincy Street from the garage. Please do not park in spaces at Washington-Liberty High School designated for pool users or in spaces reserved for other activities.

YOUR CAR

Make sure that you have cleaned out your car or van in preparation for your purchases. Check to see that the trunk and back seats are free. Store an extra blanket to wrap up things that might get damaged, and bring along some stout cord or string, along with used shopping bags and a tape measure.

RUN A PRICE CHECK

Did you know you can run a price check with your cell phone? Simply text the name of the item and the word "price" to GOOGLE (466453), and you'll receive a list of current listings on the Web for that item. This is a free service, but sometimes it can take a couple of minutes to come up in addition to having to type everything on your small telephone, but it can really settle a price question.

AM SHOPPER vs. PM SHOPPER

Shopping early in the morning can score you the best selection, but unless you are a savvy negotiator, you might want to wait until later in the day when vendors are anxious to unload and offer discounted prices.

BRING A ROLLER BAG OR CART

This is really indispensable for serious flea market devotees. Saves aching arms and backs for carrying heavy things or too many things. This is one item you should never forget to bring.

SEE THE FLEA MARKET ON YOUTUBE...

To see the flea market in action, please click on the following links to YouTube to see the flea market in action!

BARGAIN HUNTERS ALERT!

There is something for everyone at the Arlington Civitan Open Air Market. If you love browsing for fabulous finds and fantastic treasures, then come on down and strike it lucky.

ATTENTION FLEA MARKET VENDORS

Whether you are an occasional flea market/yard sale vendor or a seasoned pro, the Arlington Civitan Open Air Market offers an unmatched venue in which to sell your goods - a five-story parking garage.

SETUP

Setup begins on the Friday night before the sale. The start of set set-up time varies from month to month, depending on the schedule of activities at Washington-Lee High School. For the sale on May 2nd, 2020, setup will begin on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 PM. Once set-up begins, vendors may claim spaces in levels B, D, E, and F of the garage; level A is reserved for students taking SATs this weekend only. Vehicle traffic for vendors will be allowed in the garage from the start of set-up time on Friday night through 6:30 AM on the day of the sale. If you're not going to leave your vehicle in a garage space, please do not park on level A of the parking garage or in spaces at Washington Lee High School that are reserved for other activities. Additional parking is available in the large lot across Quincy Street from the garage.

COMPETITIVE PRICE

We charge only $20 for one 9' by 18' parking space. This is a competitive and often cheaper price than many other flea markets in the immediate area. We reserve the right to charge extra for larger spaces. As always, we strive to offer our vendors a reasonable price and we haven't raised our rates in several years.

LOTS OF TRAFFIC

We have over 1200 people who visit the flea market each Saturday of the month. Customer traffic is never a problem since we are open rain or shine. Part of the flea market is in an enclosed area on four of the five levels of the garage.

ADVERTISING

The Arlington Civitan Club is committed to providing a wide spectrum of advertising through print and electronic mediums to spread the word about the flea market. How does this help you, the vendor? Through our outreach, we reach thousands of people in the DC Metro area, all of whom are prospective visitors to the flea market. You win because the more people that visit, the greater your chances of selling your goods.

WE GIVE TO CHARITY

Finally, one of the primary reasons for the flea market is to provide financial support to the Arlington community by service to others. All monies earned through the Arlington Civitan Club are earmarked for various charitable organizations, many of which serve our neighbors with developmental disabilities. Each time you rent a space from us, you are helping us help others.

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