Sun, Jun 20|
The Providence Flea is a vintage and indie maker market with upcoming Summer Markets outdoors every Sunday, Jun-Sept. across from 345 South Water St, Providence.
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Providence Flea, 345 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
About the Event
- We are not a traditional flea market. We're a marketplace, for sure, inspired by the insanely popular, fun and famous flea in Brooklyn, New York. Our vendors are carefully selected, small- and micro-businesses, and their wares are hand-picked, homemade, handcrafted and small batch. What you won't find is anything mass-produced or licensed, or typically sold through groups, clubs, franchises or independent salespeople on a large scale. Our juried vintage and artisan/maker market was launched in June 2013 and returns outdoors in the summer and early fall every Sunday along South Water Street in downtown Providence, RI. We operate indoors from mid-Fall through Winter and Spring every Sunday at the FarmFresh RI Market Hall on Sims Ave in Providence, RI. The Flea has hosted over 1,000 local vintage vendors and some of the area's most creative artists, artisans and makers, plus community non-profits, food trucks and carts, and live musicians--activating a tiny parcel of unused 195 District Commission land. In many cases our vendors are using the Flea as an incubator, to meet their customers, get instant product feedback, as a launchpad to grow and to move on to the next level. We welcome local community non-profits with any mission related to the environment, arts, youth, LGBT issues or animal welfare. We invite local musicians to play the boardwalk unplugged for our engaging, generous and appreciative patrons. We've also hosted dozens of the area's best local food trucks, carts and purveyors whose products are locally sourced and homemade, and they keep our Flea patrons and vendors satiated. And we believe all of this helps the local economy by encouraging Rhode Islanders to "buy local" and support their friends and neighbors who are vending at the Flea. Thousands of visitors--both locals and tourists--shopped the Flea every weekend. We're steadily building momentum as we emerge for the grips of Covid-19 as we believe brighter days are ahead. Join us!