It’s out with the old and in with the new come spring and summer. So don your best sundress or pair of shorts and head to the streets so you can spend time outdoors instead of inside stuffy shopping malls. Attending flea markets is one of our favorite activities on a lazy sunny weekend, so make sure you track down some of the best treasures your thrifty eye can find at one of these places in Denver. With food trucks, amusement rides, live music and more, you can bet there’ll be good times while enjoying these markets in the Mile High.

DenverBazaar

DenverBazaar via Facebook

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
When: Thursday, May 3, June 7, July 5 and August 2  from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: On any day, the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora is worth checking out, but on the first Thursday night of every month, the DenverBazaar opens to sell goods crafted by more than 65 local makers. You can also get drink tokens and wine glasses so you can shop and sip at the same time. You can even bring your glass back each month for discounted $2.50 drink tokens.

A Paris Street Market

A Paris Street Market via Facebook

Where: 7301 South Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
When: Saturday, May 5, June 2, July 7 and August 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: This open-air street market looks like it belongs on the streets in the City of Lights. Visitors will say oo-là-là to the charming antiques for sale at A Paris Street Market at Aspen Grove Shopping Center in Littleton. Throughout various Saturdays in the spring and summer, this neat market is a great place to spend your weekend and find undiscovered gems. And you don’t even have to visit Paris.

TheBigWonderful

TheBigWonderful via Facebook

Where: 4400 Fox St., Denver and Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
When: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 in Denver; Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 in Aurora from 12 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $5 general admission online, $7 at the door

The Lowdown: TheBigWonderful might be the biggest and most wonderful urban market, so make sure you get the chance to go. Featuring two weekends in May of fun in Denver and again at the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, TheBigWonderful is a bazaar gone wild. For a small fee, you can experience what this eclectic festival atmosphere calls a “creative business marketplace,” offering Colorado’s best food, beer, live music and artisanal goods. For its fifth anniversary party, the festival announced that it is going to feature the band Leftover Salmon at its Denver weekend event. You really shouldn’t miss out.

READ: TheBigWonderful Celebrates 5 Years of its Sustainable Urban Market and Festival

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market via Facebook

Where: 4345 West 46th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: In its ninth season, the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is back and better than ever. With 130 vendors, this whimsical market will be open the day before Mother’s Day, so there will be Mother’s Day specials on antiques, vintage items and other handmade trinkets. There will also be artisanal food, margarita tastings, ice cream, mobile boutiques, onsite massage tents, live music by country band Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs and more.

HAHO Market

Denver HAHO Market via Facebook

Where: FORGE, 970 Yuma St., Denver
When: Saturday, May 12 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: The HAHO Market stands for handmade and homemade goods, and Denver Handmade Homemade is hosting the event that will only sell local goods made by hand of course. This smaller market will sell everything from scrunchies to hand-built furniture and will let you enjoy and purchase creative works from some of the Mile High City’s very best makers.

Jefferson Park Farm & Flea

Jefferson Park Farm & Flea via Facebook

Where: 2500 Federal Blvd., Denver
When: Saturday, May 19 and July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: The Jefferson Park Farm & Flea calls itself an urban homesteading market since it focuses on only selling local items. With seedlings to grow in your garden plus urban homesteading education and activities, you can lower your carbon footprint and give back to your community. This flea and farmer’s market will have food from 70+ vendors, baby goats and chickens, live music, baked goods, food trucks and more. It’s a pretty yummy way to spend a Saturday.

Sweet William Market

Photo courtesy of Sweet William on Facebook.

Where: Founders Green, 7601 29th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: Founders Green in Stapleton will host its very own May market as a part of its Sweet William Market, and will have the best artisans and collectors around as well as live music and trucks. Springtime is here, so if you’re looking for a relaxing time, this event promises to be fun with your friends or family.

Free Fridays at Mile High Flea Market

Mile High Flea Market via Facebook

Where: 7007 East 88th Ave., Henderson
When: Friday, June 1, July 6, August 3 and August 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: The Mile High Flea Market in Henderson, Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region’s largest, year-round market, and you can experience it for free on select Fridays this summer. Featuring a local farmer’s market, a giant garage sale, amusement park rides, live music and tasty food, the Mile High Flea Market is more like a carnival than a street fair. We promise you’ll have loads of fun here.

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

Capitol Hill People’s Fair via Facebook

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave., Denver
When: Friday, June 1 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: As Denver’s largest and longest-running block party, the People’s Fair at Civic Center Park is back again for its 47th year (holy cow!) and for the first time, it will have a Friday night kickoff concert to ring in the festivities. Including musical performances by Moon Taxi and Trout Steak Revival, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, local art, clothing, handcrafted jewelry and more, this popular festival will raise money for nonprofit organizations in the region and show everybody in the city a good time.

Old School Cool: Vintage Fashion & Goods Market

Old School Cool: Vintage Fashion & Goods Market via Facebook

Where: Village Solo, 515 30th St., Denver
When: Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free entry

The Lowdown: If you want vintage clothing, you’ll find it at the Old School Cool Market in Five Points. Featuring the best retro shops in the city, this market will be selling accessories, brand new records, home goods—and of course, thrifty old-school style must-haves. Hosted by the Denver Vintage Collective, Village Solo, and Lexi Goes Thrifting, this market will even have dressing rooms and mirrors on site so you can check out your new wardrobe plus live music and food trucks.

Denver Punk Rock Flea Market

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Photo by Meg O’Neill.

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 West 39th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person

The Lowdown: If you’re looking for edgier items, the Denver Punk Rock Flea Market hosted by the Fox Street Compound is your best bet. This unique market caters to punk rock and DIY culture and includes many vintage items including vinyl, clothing, jewelry and other handmade pieces inspired by the 1970s music scene.

Denver Flea

Denver Flea via Facebook

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 East 39th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Times coming soon.
Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Behold the Denver Flea—a flea market reimagined. This market in the Mile High City only sells gifts with a story. Seasonal cocktails, waxed canvas totes, fanny packs and funky jewelry are only some of the things you will find perusing the one-of-a-kind booths. This eclectic flea market celebrates the craft culture of Denver, and you’ll discover some really awesome gems here.

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