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.
‘Beth Baldwin (Tigerflight) at Crafty Bastards’
courtesy of ‘Carly & Art’
While today suggests the ground might still be soggy come Saturday, the seventh annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is scheduled for this Saturday, 10 to 5, in Adams Morgan.
‘Georgetown Flea Market’
courtesy of ‘InspirationDC’
Another opportunity for me to buy random crap – fantastic!
This time around, the event that will be sucking me in is the D.C. Big Flea Market. The flea market will will run on Saturday and Sunday at the Dulles Exposition and Convention Center and will feature over 1100 unique booths.
The chance that I will come home with at least one porcelain nicknack seems likely. Which got me thinking. If you could buy anything at the D.C. Big Flea, what would your one purchase be?
‘The Saloon, U Street’
courtesy of ‘Jenn Larsen’
Commy, owner of the Saloon, is hosting a flea market this Sunday at his famed, U St. pub. He promises to offer “many unique items” for sale, the proceeds from which will benefit his international school building efforts. On top of the interesting goods and the worthy cause, the Saloon will be offering $2 off its selection of excellent beers. The market will run from 1pm-5pm and, contrary to normal Saloon rules, there will be a strict, no-sitting policy for the afternoon. So, go out, enjoy a nice beer on what promises to be a lovely fall afternoon and support school construction in developing nations.