The Flea Market at Eastern Market celebrated its 34th anniversary in 2017. The Flea Market, which boasted on its third year of operations that it had exhibitors from five states, has since hosted exhibitors from five continents!

In order to make way for development of the site, on May 17, 2015, the flea moved its location off of the Hine Jr. High School Yard, on which it operated for 22 years.  The market has moved to a closed-to-vehicle 7th Street SE, creating along with outdoor vending at Eastern Market, a 2 block street festival.  We currently host up to 70 exhibitor spaces.

Though not the largest flea market, it is arguably one of the most diverse in the nation. It was once voted second best in the world by a Huffington Post poll! The Flea Market features arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, and imports from around the world. Exhibitors know what they’re selling. Many have actually made their products.

The Flea Market has served as an incubator of many small businesses.  Some have settled in the Flea Market neighborhood and another became a large chain of jewelry stores around the country: examples of the many of our exhibitors whohave gone on to grow their business into real brick and mortar enterprises.

Many stores and mall kiosks that still prosper on Capitol Hill, in Adams Morgan and across the region, started as a stand on Sundays at Eastern Market.

The Flea Market takes place 10 AM to 5 PM every Sunday, year round. It operates on 7th Street SEbetween C Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The location is ideal, sitting between the Eastern Market metro station on the south and historic Eastern Market itself on the north.

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TV FEATURES BOOST DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET

- December 20, 2016
Both local and international TV have provided a last-week boost to sales at The Downtown Holiday Market, which runs noon to 8 p.m. through Friday, December 23 on the wide F Street NW sidewalk between 7th & 9th Streets NW in front of an entrance to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and American Museum of Art.

"Especially helpful were live spots on the WUSA 9 Great Day Washington program last Friday," said Michael Berman, President of Diverse Markets Management which manages the market under contract with The Downtown DC Business Improvement District. "And we also hosted a shoot from a Chinese network later in the day.  Additionally several travel and airline magazines wrote features about the market in advance of our opening, including TravelMag and Qatar Airlines."