Arlington Flea Market Reopens This Weekend

Photo courtesy of India Kangaroo
courtesy of India Kangaroo

Rummagers unite! The Arlington Flea Market opens its season tomorrow for the first of eight monthly events.

A NoVa tradition since 1986, the market takes up five floors worth of space in the I-66 garage in North Arlington next to Washington-Lee high school.

That’s four floors of saucers, necklaces, antique miniature spoons and other amazing crap.

Also known as The Civitan Flea Market, the event’s proceeds go to support the causes espoused by the Civitan Club of Arlington. So not only are you stocking up on obscure used goods and promoting recycling – you’re also benefiting volunteerism and helping people with developmental disabilities.

The market usually offers donuts and coffee for a small fee; and that’s a good thing, since shopping opens at 7am (some regulars tell me they start as early as 6am). Arrive in the first couple of hours if you want a chance at the best stuff. Arrive late if you want to haggle down to as low as 50%.

The Arlington Flea Market takes place every first Saturday of the month from April-November and is open 7 AM-1:30 PM.

Free parking located across the street at Quincy Tech Park (entrance at 15th and N Quincy Street); additional street parking available.

Cash preferred by most vendors.

Joanna moved to DC in 2010 knowing she’d love it, and as usual she was right. She enjoys eating fried things, drinking scotch and smoking cigars, and makes up for the damage done by snacking on organic oats and barley and walking long distances to wherever with her dog Henry. Joanna now lives with her husband and said dog in Los Angeles, and they all miss DC terribly. Follow her on Twitter or contact her at

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