Hidden Gems

Try These Top Houston Flea Markets for Bargain Buys and Family Fun

Scratch the itch for a flea-market adventure at some of the most colorful and bargain-filled spots in H-Town.

By Danielle Wright Published in the Summer 2022 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Hip Hop Vintage Flea Market

One of the best weekend outings to enjoy as a family is heading to a local flea market. Hopping from vendor to vendor, discovering new shops, and satisfying your taste buds with inventive flavors all set a day at the flea market apart from a trip to your everyday mall.


Hip Hop Vintage Flea Market 

Open noon–6 p.m. every first Sunday

Dedicated to an iconic genre of music, the Hip Hop Vintage Flea Market is beatboxing in the middle at 8th Wonder Brewery. Started by local thrift brand Resale Folds and Ericka “Babygirl” Martinez of B-Girl City, the collaborative outdoor pop-up market specializes in musical merchandise from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Shoppers will take a trip down memory lane looking through records, apparel, and collectibles from legendary hip-hop artists and can also catch live performances during the day. 2202 Dallas St

 

Flea at Silver Street

Flea at Silver Street

Open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. June 11 and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. June 12

From artisan finds to delectable treats, Flea at Silver Street has a more modern curation for its indoor market. Aside from enjoying the cool AC, visitors can shop one-of-a-kind pieces like handcrafted jewelry from Alternatyva Joyeria Artesanal or dried floral arrangements from the Succulent Bar, plus grab a few shareable wings from Sticky’s Chicken. While there’s usually a fee for entry, Flea at Silver Street hosts special events for free. 2000 Edwards St

 

Cole’s Flea Market

Open 8 a.m.–6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday

Since its opening in 1968, Cole’s Flea Market has been a favorite for families and kids, drawing in 12,000 to 15,000 attendees every weekend. With a $2 entry fee, visitors can shop at more than 1,300 vendors offering vintage treasures like home décor, toys, and sporting goods at the Pearland market. You’ll also get the ultimate sugar rush from its 26 food stands serving beer, pizza, and funnel cakes. 1014 N Main St, Pearland

 

Traders Village Houston

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday

One of the city’s most prominent flea-market attractions is Traders Village Houston. The weekend event welcomes attendees to peruse more than 2,000 vendors, including a selection of glass art from Fullerton’s Panes and rubs and sauces at Cowboy Spice Company. The flea market also features live performances by Texas musicians such as Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88s, a plethora of food stands, and even a thrilling batch of carnival rides. While entry to Traders Village Houston is free, there is a $5 parking fee. 7979 N Eldridge Rd

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