As summer approaches, the City of Brotherly Love’s Franklin Flea returns on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A pop-up bazaar and market, Franklin Flea sells vintage wares, antiques, up-cycled furniture, clothing, jewelry and art, as well as fresh-cooked food, pre-packaged foods and handmade pieces from local artisans.
Home to about 50 vendors that rotate throughout the season, shoppers can expect to peruse vendors like Hoof and Antler, a Philly-based vintage shop selling clothing and antique goods, At Home Modern, a vintage furniture and interior styling company and vintage clothier Greatest Friend, and many more.
This year’s Franklin Flea stands out because the pop-up market has teamed up with Reading Terminal Market. Held outdoors just outside of Reading Terminal — on Filbert Street between 11th and 12th streets — Franklin Flea’s opening day will debut some of the still-underway renovations on the Reading Terminal underpass.
The nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, Reading Terminal is already an immensely popular destination. This summer, the Franklin Flea pop-up should make the venue all the more attractive — a perfect weekend destination for fresh produce and one-of-a-kind finds.
Established in the fall of 2013, the last Franklin Flea was held at the historic Strawbridge’s building at 8th and Market streets this past winter. So far, two dates have been set for the Franklin Flea’s summer 2016 run — Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 18 — and more are expected to come later.