(credit: Orange Flea Market)
If you're yearning to take a break from the standard mall, customary department store or ordinary boutique, then flea markets provide a fresh alternative in the ultimate bargain hunting experience.
Mercantile Flea Market
115 S. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
When: First Saturday Of Every Month
The Mercantile Flea Market is the place to score rare vintage finds and one-of-a-kind knick-knacks that are readily floating around this crowd-pleasing swap meet. Located in Fullerton, the Mercantile Flea Market offers shoppers items from artists and designers including antiques, vintage, urban creations and more!
Old Town Orange Flea Market
146 N. Grand St.
Orange, CA 92866
When: Second Saturday Of The Month
On the second Saturday of each month between the hours of 7am to 3pm, you can head on down to the Orange Flea Market for a jam-packed day full of fun, shopping and hidden surprises. At the Orange Flea Market, expect to see goods ranging from jewelry, baseball cards, vintage clothing, shoes and special footwear to old records and CDs, wind chimes, collectibles and more. Admission and parking is always free.
Lemon Grove Market
Woodbury Town Center
6460 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620
Lemon Grove Market, the newest handmade market in the OC features over 40 handmade businesses including, everything clothes to food and more!
Jamestown Village Vintage Flea Market
474 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
When: 4th Sunday Of The Month
Jamestown Village Vintage Flea Market (Vintage Flea Market of Old Town Tustin) is Tustin's very own flea market that offers a vast array of antiques and collectibles from all over Southern California. While perusing this flea market, savvy bargain hunters have been known to uncover rare vintage finds such as antique dolls, retro bikes, old-fashioned typewriters and other fascinating relics. Jamestown Village Vintage Flea Market is open to the public every fourth Sunday of each month from 8am to 3pm, and admission is free
Orange County Marketplace
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: Saturday 8am-3pm | Sunday 8am-3pm
Quite possibly the crème de la crème of flea markets in all of Orange County, the Orange County Marketplace is home to some of the largest vendors, merchants and inventory that rival California's best, including the Rose Bowl Flea market. Each year, the Orange County Marketplace sees a steady stream of traffic. In addition to the plethora of booths that line this marketplace, there are also special events and entertainment that attract tourists from miles around – one of them being the Elvis Festival which pays tribute to the King of Rock 'N' Roll himself, Elvis Presley. Admission to this award-winning flea market is $2, and the marketplace is open to the public every weekend each month from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for more features.