Whether you want to hike or ski the trails of the Rocky Mountains, raft through canyon rivers or experience the urban-cool of cities like Denver and Aspen, Colorado was a state made for exploring.
For those who love to shop, Denver offers plenty in the way of chic boutiques, unique stores and handmade goods, but if you’re looking for a vintage piece or antique treasure, there’s no better place than the Colorado’s many flea markets.
From the vintage fleas and street markets of the city to countryside markets and swap-meet, here are 15 of the best flea markets in Colorado:
1. Denver Flea
One of the best flea markets in Denver, the Denver Flea is a huge pop-up showcase of new and used goods, food, drink and locally made goods, housed in a massive warehouse.
Running several times throughout the year, the Denver Flea has over 200 quality vendors, with vintage clothing, furniture and homeware, as well as a great selection of food vendors, pop-up cocktail bars, craft beer and live entertainment.
With a festival feel, bands including Death Cab for Cutie have played the Denver Flea, making this an unmissable stop for any serious junk, craft and music lovers.
2. Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market
Open every day, the Lafayette Collectables and Flea Market is one of the biggest and best in Colorado, with more than 175 different vendors and a huge range of goods to browse through.
Despite being large, the market has a small, family-feel. If you visit, you can expect to see the organisers two dogs, and maybe even try out some of the family’s free homemade cookies.
No matter what you are looking for – whether it’s antiques, household goods, electrical appliances, vintage clothing, memorabilia or gifts – you’re guaranteed to find it at Lafayette Collectables and Flea Market.
3. Mile High Flea Market
One of the largest flea markets in Colorado, and Denver’s oldest flea, the Mile High Flea Market is a huge shopping experience, covering some 80 acres of land.
Founded back in 1970, the Mile High Flea Market features more than 2,500 vendors each weekend, with over a million visitors arriving annually from all over the country.
You’ll find traditional flea market goods – including antiques, furniture, clothing, books, collectables, home décor and more – as well as kids rides, food and beer vendors and live entertainment from musicians and performers.
It’s also one of the best places in the state to pick up fresh produce, with locally grown fruit, veg and dairy products.
4. Colorado Springs Flea Market
Southern Colorado’s largest flea market, the Colorado Springs Flea has been running for over 30 years.
Each weekend sees more than 500 vendors from all over the state arriving to sell their wares, with everything from car garage-style stalls to collectables and fine antiques.
Shoppers looking for a discount on name brand items will also love this eclectic flea market, with great bargains on clothing, CD’s and DVD’s, toys, books and more.
Open year round, the market costs just $2, with kids under 12 going free, and ample free parking. Hungry shoppers will also find a great selection of food and drinks stalls, as well as live entertainment from local performers.
5. Tables to Teacups Indoor Flea Market
As the name suggests, you can find everything from tables to teacups at this Colorado indoor flea. The kitsch flea market, which has won the “Best Antique Mall and Flea Market on the Front Range” for the past five years, is open daily and features 13,000 sq. ft. of shopping space.
Founded by an antique-loving local couple, Marlena and John Toohey, Tables to Teacups Flea Market is an ideal place to pick up quality antiques for your home, or vintage accessories to put the final touch on a decorating project.
Everything is presented beautifully, making this a great flea for those who love a great vintage bargain, without having to rummage around too much.
6. Jefferson Park Farm & Flea
Held three times a year in Denver’s Jefferson Park, this flea market offers shoppers a unique blend of fresh local food, vintage and antique goods, handcrafted items and quality homeware.
Considered one of Denver’s coolest neighbourhoods, the Jefferson Park Farm and Flea attract a trendy crowd, with live music and hip food vendors to check out alongside the merchant stalls.
Arts and crafts lovers will find plenty to keep them occupied too, with a great selection of local artists and artisans selling both supplies and handcrafted wares.
If junking is more your thing, the flea market still offers many stalls to rake through for buried treasure.
7. Foothills Flea Market
Open daily from 10am, the Foothills Flea Market has been running for over 30 years, and is Northern Colorado’s largest indoor flea.
Perfect for all-weather bargain hunting, the Foothills Flea Market has a huge selection of goods, ranging from antique furniture to one-of-a-kind items and from the practical to entirely decorative.
There are both new and used goods to browse through, with vintage clothing, memorabilia, sports equipment, pet supplies, jewellery, glassware, toys, outdoor décor, everyday household goods and a massive collection of trinkets and ornaments.
With over 80 regular dealers, and an ever-changing inventory of items, you never know what you might find at this Colorado flea.
8. A Paris Street Market
As lovely as the name implies, A Paris Street Market on Santa Fe Drive, in Littleton, is the perfect Colorado flea for vintage lovers, antique collectors and fans of “shabby-chic” décor.
This open-air flea and artisan market, which has been running for over 15 years, is full of hidden treasures. Alongside antique furniture, retro homeware and vintage accessories, shoppers can also find beautifully crafted handmade goods, local artisan food gifts and seasonal items.
A Paris Street Market features regular special events or themed markets, making it worthwhile to check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on their next flea events.
9. The Sweet William Market
Held several times throughout the year, the Sweet William Market™ is a vintage flea and lifestyle market, with a huge selection of antiques, collectable items, homeware and food.
Located in Founders Green, in the heart of the Stapleton neighbourhood, the busy market moves inside to the Event Centre in Northfield for the winter months.
With something for everyone, from books to clothes and vintage décor, the Sweet William Market is full of unique treasures, unusual gifts, delicious food vendors and handcrafted goods from local artisans.
Head down at 9am, when the market opens, to find the best buys and beat the dealers.
10. The Horseshoe Market
One of Colorado’s premier markets, the Horseshoe Market in Denver – named Best Flea Market in Denver – has been running since 2010, and offers shoppers the chance to find unique handmade, vintage and antique products all in one place.
With a focus on supporting small, local businesses and crafts people, the Horseshoe Market features vendors from the local community, including artists, designers, handcrafters, collectors and entrepreneurs.
There are more than 120 vendors, including delicious local food and snack merchants, as well as hands on activities, craft demonstrations and much more.
11. Valverde Bazaar Outdoor Market
Named as one of the Five Best Flea Markets in Denver by Westword, the Valverde Bazaar Outdoor Market is a pop-up flea that brings together some of the best local artists, craftspeople, artisans and small businesses to offer shoppers a unique new and used goods shopping event.
The Valverde Bazaar Outdoor Market features more than 90 vendors, with everything from vintage clothing to handmade gifts and fine antiques. The popular market also has a great selection of food vendors and food trucks, located in a beautiful garden setting outside the Eron Johnson Antiques store.
TheBigWonderful is a flea market and so much more, with bands, food, drink and a huge range of local craft and creative businesses.
An urban festival taking place each year and, alongside the Beerfest and Bands at TheBigWonderful, the event also features DenverBAZAAR. This collection of vendors brings together Denver’s very best craft sellers and food trucks to create a unique pop-up marketplace. You’ll find plenty of bargains, vintage goods and handcrafted gifts, which you can browse amongst whilst sampling some of Denver’s best beverages and food.
13. Annie’s Home Consignments
Located in Colorado’s Steamboat Springs, Annie’s Home Consignments is part-resale store, part-indoor flea market, with a wide selection of used furniture, vintage accessories, as well as jewellery, artwork and collectables.
With an every-changing inventory, Annie’s has earned the tagline of “It’s Never the Same Store Twice” ™, and even those who have visited before are guaranteed to find new and exciting buys.
Whether you are looking for a pool table, a marble bust or an antique set of bedroom furniture, Annie’s Home Consignments is the place to go in Colorado for one-off buys.
14. Garden City Flea Market
A small flea with big treasures, Garden City Flea in Greeley is well worth a visit if you feel like a bit of bargain hunting during the week.
Open daily from 10am, this friendly flea has a great selection of discounted new and used goods, from antiques and books to home and garden tools, electrical items, gifts and much more.
There’s nothing fancy about the place, and you’ll need to come willing to dig around for hidden treasure, but for true junkers and antique lovers, this is one Colorado flea market you shouldn’t miss.
15. The Indoor
Open seven days a week, The Indoor is a unique collection of vendors and dealers, with more than 60 individual sellers and a great selection of new and used goods.
More of a flea mall than a market, The Indoor is an ideal shopping spot for all-weather bargains. Visitors will find everything from household décor and furniture to antiques, collectables, jewellery and electronics.
The Indoor is also set to expand, with more than 30 new vendors joining the eclectic mix in the near future.