Flea markets are as American as apple pie, but they're hardly a common occurrence in Miami. Finding a good one takes a trek to Hialeah or Homestead. Now, on August 16, the city's Arts + Entertainment District is hosting Miami Flea, the first-ever carefully curated flea market experience in Miami.
The one-of-a-kind concept revolves around sustainability and support for local artists and craftsmen, and will feature specialty goods (handmade and repurposed), interactive workshops, a grub garden curated by Yelp, Airstream Apothecary’s Booze Bazaar featuring Beck’s Beer Specials, a
"Miami’s growing entrepreneurial scene, particularly within the creative space, along with the desire to create community was certainly the inspiration [for the event]," says Nir Shoshani, co-founder and one of the key players behind the Arts + Entertainment District. "Critical mass is starting to build and so an event of this nature was not only merited but long overdue."
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Miami Flea will feature vendors including Cuci's Closet, the Archives Menswear, La Succulenta, Bird & 98th, Nurbana 305, Sakura Soap Co., Indie True, Heist, Nocturnal Press, Bijou Bonsa, and many others; food (in the Yelp Grub Garden) from the likes of Miami Smokers, 50 Eggs, Lulu's Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wapo Taco, Les Petits Sucres, and Mad Chiller; and live entertainment from Jahzel Dotel, Sarah Packiam, OIGO, and Edan Archer.
"What makes Miami Flea especially unique is that it’s the first one ever to be carefully curated in a way that incorporates all kinds of local Miami talent and vendors," says Isabella Acker, the A+E District's culture curator. "Guests will be able to enjoy everything from restored antiques to aromatherapy candles and oils, hand-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind boutique items. We’ve programmed the day to include some leisurely shopping, a lineup of incredibly talented musical performers, some of the tastiest treats curated by Yelp and fresh garden infused cocktails."
Miami Flea will be held on Sunday, August 16th, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the CANVAS lot, at 90 NE 17 Street. RSVP is required online.