Every child should know the joy of spending hours with your family at the flea market- dawdling, window shopping, playing, and eating the delicious foods. No matter which part of town you live in, there is probably a flea market near you. We’ve rounded up all of the best flea markets across Houston for your shopping, bargaining, street-food-eating pleasure!
The flea markets here are open on the weekends and often have special events in addition to their regular shopping. Each vendor decides his own payment type so be ready with multiple forms of payment. Many flea markets may also have parking fees, so have cash on hand for that.
The best part? Most of these flea markets are outdoors and offer plenty of room to safely space out so you can enjoy bargain hunting while practicing social distancing. Many are also currently operating with limited capacity and requiring face coverings to further keep visitors safe.
Read more below for our Guide to the Essential Flea Markets in Houston:
Located on Eldridge and 290, this West Houston-area flea market is the largest in town! They have a variety of merchandise including western wear, club wear, jewelry, and real wood furniture available from thousands of vendors on hand every weekend. You’ll get stuffed on the delicious foods while the kids have fun at the amusement park rides (get an unlimited pass for all-day rides for just $10.99 plus tax). They also have frequent events, ranging from concerts to cook-offs and so much more! Entrance is free, bathrooms are free, and parking is just $5 per vehicle.
Flea at Silver Street
Note: The annual Summer Flea has been canceled for 2020, but the organizers hope to return in the fall.
This Heights- area, white- tent flea market is an upscale version. They offer soaps, jewelry, clothing, vintage items, food vendors, prepared foods, and much more. There is usually a fee to get in, although sometimes it is free when they have special events.
Sunny Flea Market
The kids will LOVE this place- especially Dinosaur Land! Whether you’re looking for cool t-shirts, ball caps, western wear, or fresh produce and amazing food and drinks, Sunny has it all. It was voted #1 by Reader’s Choice of the Houston Press and you can see why. They’re open to the public on the weekends and parking is $2. All visitors and vendors are required to wear masks at this time.
La Estrella Flea Market
This clean, indoor market offers a variety of goods and services. You can find clothing, jewelry, toys, pinatas, and furniture here. They also have alterations, a hair salon, photography, piercings, and more. Their food and drink vendors are delish.
Houston Flea Market
This flea market in Southwest Houston is home to carnival rides, amazing foods, and a variety of vendors. They have an awesome selection of western wear and clubwear. The kids will love all of the animals! They’re open Saturday and Sunday with live music and karaoke. There is no entrance fee and parking is free.
Cole’s Flea Market
This Pearland-area flea market has an exhibit of vintage cars at their indoor/ outdoor market. The kids will love it! They also have a ton of vendors offering everything from clothing to antiques, home decor, anime art, perfume, and more. The market is officially reopened as of May 2nd.
Hip Hop Vintage Flea Market
Note: This flea market has been postponed until further notice due to the pandemic.
This outdoor, pop up market specializes in vintage items. They offer records from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well as fanart, collectibles, and more. There are also food trucks and live performances. The pop-up market is only open the first Sunday of each month. The event is free but they accept donations to keep it going.
Pasadena Indoor Flea Market
This clean, indoor market offers a variety of electronics, clothing, jewelry, games, CDs, toys, and more. They have food vendors on site and entrance is free! Masks are required at this time, and anyone who doesn’t have a mask on will not be allowed to enter the market.
White Elephant Flea Market
Located in Channelview, this eclectic flea market has mums, bows, art, home decor, party decorations, nice furniture, leather goods, seasonal items, and more. They also offer covered seating for the food truck park. This market has officially reopened on weekends as of May 2nd.
Katy Flea Market
This indoor/ outdoor market is small and clean but they have a large variety of vendors. They offer furniture, clothing, luggage, flowers, produce, and more. Entrance and parking are both free.
What other flea markets in and around Houston do you love? Tell us in the comments: