It’s almost time for The City Flea‘s July 14 curated urban flea market at the newly reopened Washington Park across from Music Hall. This Saturday from 10am-4pm, Music Hall Plaza and the Civic Lawn of Washington Park will host vendors from around the city and OTR and create one of the best shopping experiences anywhere.
The City Flea is a fantastic place to find unique gifts for holidays, birthdays, or as little surprises for special friends. Plus, by supporting these local vendors, you know your money is going directly back into the community that you love to support. I asked Nick and Lindsay Dewald, the founders of The City Flea, about this and they explained:
The City Flea’s list of vendors includes many returning favorites as well as some fresh faces. The Dewalds estimate that 95% of the Flea’s vendors live within the city limits, and many them are located in Over-the-Rhine. Many OTR-based vendors are located on Main Street. Making the trek from Main to Washington Park will be Park + Vine, Smartfish Studio, Atomic Number 10, and Streetpops.
The Dewalds really love their vendors and they want you to support the vendors you love. I asked the Dewalds about the unique shopping experience afforded to shoppers by events like the Flea and they explained it this way:
The City Flea has been and always will be free and open to the public. If you enjoy the experience and find something neat, buy it and consider it an admission fee. Same goes for Second Sunday on Main, Findlay Market, and farmers markets.
The Dewalds are excited to bring The City Flea to Washington Park. They believe the park will introduce more people to the Flea and the Flea will bring more people to the park. The Flea is scheduled from 10am-4pm. From 2pm-4pm, a Champions Concert of the World Choir Games will be held across Elm Street at Music Hall. Saturday at Washington Park is sure to be a fun experience: unique local stockists, purveyors of vintage goods in addition to international visitors and all the new patrons of Washington Park.