It’s only two weeks ’til Flea Season. No, no, no. Not the tiny creatures that land on the dogs type of Flea Season. Nobody in their right mind looks forward to that season.
This is much better. This is the Cleveland Flea – a once a month outdoor market that starts April 16 and runs through October. And we are proud vendors.
In the Flea’s own words, it is “Part urban treasure hunt. Part culinary adventure.” It is a “small business incubator that draws thousands of Northeast Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city to shop curated vintage, culinary all-stars and the most talented makers in the region.”
But in one word, what it really is is Fun! More than 170 really cool vendors. Food trucks. Music. People watching. If you haven’t been to a Flea, you are missing a great part of the eclectic-ness of Cleveland.
Located in a parking lot off of Superior Avenue in AsiaTown, the Flea is typically held the second Saturdays of the Summer months from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first Flea of the season is April 16th. (Yes, I know. This one is the third Saturday. There’s always something that throws a wrench in the works isn’t there!)
Other Flea dates are: May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 and October 8. Put at least one of these on your calendar. But seriously, try to attend as many as you can.
Spend a morning walking around with a little bag of donuts you watched them make. The taste will make you weep tears of joy. Shop for re-purposed furniture made from found treasures. Get a cocktail made with local spirits and fresh herbs from local organic gardens. Sit at a picnic table and watch the world go by.
Really, if an out-of-towner asked what is a must-do thing in Cleveland, I wouldn’t hesitate to tell them it’s the Flea. Well, that and a Cleveland Indians game on a sunny Summer afternoon, but that’s another story.
Make sure you stop by our booth to say hello. We’d love to meet you.