Frequently Asked Questions About the Arlington Flea Market
The Arlington Flea Market is normally held on the first Saturday of every month from April through November. Due to ongoing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues, the sales scheduled from April through October of 2021 have been cancelled.
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 former site of the Arlington Education building and the Planetarium.
Because Arlington County is one of the most densely populated jurisdictions in Virginia, the County has had to be very careful about allowing normal activities to resume. And, because most of the garage floors are at least partially enclosed, we need to be extra careful about making sure that garage doesn't get too crowded during the sales. We had been hoping to begin an abbreviated sale season in October, but ran into a conflict with SAT testing at Washington-Liberty High School on the morning of October 2nd, and we wanted to make sure there was plenty of parking available for students taking the test that day. We hope to run the November 2021 sale and return to a full schedule of monthly sales from April through November in 2022.
The beginning of setup time varies from month to month, but always begins sometime during the night before the sale begins. Before the each sale, we make every effort to let our vendors know the time at which they can begin setup. Vendors will not be allowed to begin setting up before the stated setup time. 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 on the day of the sale. Vehicles are not allowed to be driven in the sales area between 7:00 AM and 1:30 PM.
Yes, we do not supply tables or chairs.
We charge $20 per parking space. 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 normally accept cash only for payments.
Spaces are roughly 9 by 18 feet.
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, food, and counterfeit items are not allowed
Typically, close to 1500 people visit the flea market each month. Your table will receive so you have great exposure.
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.
Garbage cans are available on each floor of the garage, If you can't fit your trash into the trash cans, please bag your trash and place your trash bags by the exit from the E level (the uncovered deck closest to Quincy Street) onto 15th 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.
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.