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Miami Flea Market Will Feature Local Food, Talent, and Treasures

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 Disfunkshion Magazine Nest intermingled with Booklegger’s Library, and live tunes on the A+E stage.

"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."

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.
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