CALENDAR: Vintage Events for Week Ending 12/23/2018

Greetings, Vintage HQ fans! As we all wrap up the end of the work week and look toward the last few days leading up to Christmas we wanted to make sure our readers were “in the know” about some “can’t miss” events around the U.S. this weekend so whether you’re needing those last minute gifts or you’re looking for events to get you into the holiday spirit look no further! Here’s who made our list this week!

NATIONWIDE

  • Dec 23, 2018 – Beloved classic film It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) will be showing at select theaters nationwide for two days only (Dec 23rd, Dec 24th). Capra’s classic is a cherished Christmas tradition for many with a story about a building and loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) who, despite wanting nothing more than to leave his little town, is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, with the help of an angel named Clarence, George realizes that, despite everything, he truly has a “wonderful life.” Check website to see if it will be showing at a theater near you! www.flashbackcinema.net

ALABAMA

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Bremen Hamby Mill Flea Market and Antiques is the place to be! With two huge buildings and around 80 vendors selling anything from antiques and collectibles to newer items there’s something for everyone! 465 County Road 30, Bremen, AL 35033, (256) 287-2255 www.facebook.com/hambymill
  • Saturdays and Sundays in Mobile head over to Flea Market Mobile! Here you’ll find over 800 booths featuring everything from antiques and collectibles to new items and everything in between! Here, the hunt for treasures is half the fun! You never know what you’re going to find! 401 Schillinger Rd North, Mobile, AL 36608 www.fleamarketmobile.com
  • Open Saturdays and Sundays is the I-59 Flea Market Mall full of treasures! 11925 Hwy 117, Hammondville, Alabama 35989, (256) 635-6899 www.facebook.com/I59FleaMarketMall
  • Every Saturday and Sunday you can visit the Galaxy Flea Market! Vendors bring such a variety and you’ll find antiques, glassware, toys, jewelry, books, dolls, purses and much, much more! 9048 East 2nd St, Leighton, AL 35646, (256) 446-5614 www.facebook.com/TheGalaxyFleaMarket

ARIZONA

  • Dec 22-23, 2018 – The historic Fox Tucson Theatre (circa 1930) will be showing the Christmas classic film It’s A Wonderful LifeCapra’s classic is a cherished Christmas tradition for many with a story about a building and loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) who, despite wanting nothing more than to leave his little town, is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, with the help of an angel named Clarence, George realizes that, despite everything, he truly has a “wonderful life.” Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest films on the big screen! Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701 www.foxtucson.com


CALIFORNIA

  • Nov 23 – Dec 23, 2018 – This is the last weekend for the 36th Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party! This magical event gives you a chance to travel through “the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Discover holiday revelry in this lamp-lit city brimming with over 800 lively and colorful characters from the imagination of Charles Dickens, the pages of history, and the sometimes saucy world of the Victorian stage.” 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014 www.dickensfair.com
  • Dec 21, 2018 – The American Cinematheque’s historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will be screening Trail of Robin Hood. In this film Roy Rogers takes on a corporate Christmas tree concern trying to drive a small grower out of business. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events
  • Dec 21, 2018 – The Castro Theatre will be screening classic musical West Side Story (1961). Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story on the big screen at the Castro! This musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Featuring unforgettable performances by Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno and Russ Tamblyn it has gone down in cinematic history as a masterpiece. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA www.castrotheatre.com


  • Dec 22, 2018 – The American Cinematheque’s historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will be screening the Christmas classic film It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)Capra’s classic is a cherished Christmas tradition for many with a story about a building and loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) who, despite wanting nothing more than to leave his little town, is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, with the help of an angel named Clarence, George realizes that, despite everything, he truly has a “wonderful life.” Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest films on the big screen! Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events
  • Dec 22, 2018 – The Castro Theatre will be screening modern classic Christmas movie A Christmas Story (1983). Set in 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift—a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle—and mounts a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign to get it. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA www.castrotheatre.com
  • Dec 22, 2018 – The Castro Theatre will be screening classic Christmas movie It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) in new 4K restoration! This is the way to see one of the greats on the big screen! Frank Capra’s classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a family man at the end of his rope who is shown by a friendly angel what life would be like without him. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA www.castrotheatre.com
  • Dec 22, 2018 – The American Cinematheque’s historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will be screening the classic film Meet Me In St. Louis. The movie stars Judy Garland as one of four sisters of a working-class family living in St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/aero_theatre_events


  • Dec 23, 2018 – The American Cinematheque’s historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will be screening the classic movie It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). Frank Capra’s classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a family man at the end of his rope who is shown by a friendly angel what life would be like without him. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/aero_theatre_events
  • Dec 23, 2018 – The Sebastiani Theatre will be screening classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street (1947) starring the dazzling Maureen O’Hara and a young Natalie Wood as a mother and daughter who’ve had disappointments in life and reasons to believe there’s no Santa Claus…that is until he shows up to work the Macy’s parade. Sebastiani Theatre,476 1st St East, Sonoma, CA 95476 www.sebastianitheatre.com


  • The first and fourth Sunday of each month is the Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market in Santa Monica, California. They claim to be “One of the Top Ten ‘Flea Markets’ in America.” We love that they focus on anywhere from Victorian to Mid Century and the finds range greatly from antique furniture to vintage clothing to estate jewelry. www.santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com
  • The fourth Sunday of every month is the Torrance Antique Street Faire! Over 200 vendors “showcase a wide variety of items ranging from antique and vintage furniture, glassware, books, jewelry and toys.” You never know what treasure you’ll find here! Torrance, CA www.torranceantiquefaire.com
  • Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the San Jose Flea Market is the place to be! With 300-500 vendors during the week and 1,000-1,200 vendors during the weekend (offering jewelry, clothing, collectibles, antique comic books, tools, toys, and much more) along with a vintage carousel, mini-ferris wheel, live music and restaurants this treasure hunt is truly like none other! 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133 www.sjfm.com
  • Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Beaumont you’ll find The Beaumont Flea Market. The market offers a variety of items (new, antique, and garage sale types of merchandise) so you may have to search through a lot to get to some vintage items but they are there and the quest is half the fun! 1501 E. 6th St, Beaumont, CA, (909) 542-3322 www.rgcshows.com/Beaumont
  • Every Saturday (with exceptions) is Silverlake Flea. This market offers vintage, home decor, jewelry, vinyls and handmade items just to name a few! 1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90026 www.silverlakeshop.com
  • Every Saturday of the month brings us Artists & Fleas LA in Venice! This event features “art, design and vintage merchants!” 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 www.artistsandfleas.com
  • Every Sunday Melrose Trading Post “offers a curated, ever-changing array of arts and crafts, vintage fashion, antique furniture, handcrafted artisan goods and one-of-a-kind treasures!” 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 www.melrosetradingpost.org
  • Most Sundays in San Bernardino you’ll find the San Bernardino Outdoor Market and Swapmeet. Over 500 vendors will be selling anything from antiques to new items and everything in between! You may have to search through a lot to find that vintage treasure but the hunt is part of the fun! National Orange Show Events Center, 689 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92408 www.rgcshows.com/San-Bernardino


COLORADO

  • Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday in the Old Church Shops (upper level) in downtown Estes Park you’ll find Weaving Demonstrations by the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild! This is a unique opportunity to see a working loom from the 1880s, watch skilled weavers work with giant looms to create fabrics, learn the history of weaving cloth and also try your hand at it if you wish! (970) 586-6555 www.visitestespark.com/events/weaving-demonstrations/4339/
  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Denver you’ll find the Mile High Flea Market…the 80-acre “farmer’s market inside a garage sale inside an amusement park!” Vendors will be featuring anything from antiques and collectibles to new items and everything in between! 7007 E 88th Ave, Henderson, CO 80640 www.milehighfleamarket.com

CONNECTICUT

  • Saturdays and Sundays year round is the Boulevard Flea Market. Vendors bring such a variety here so you’ll find anything from antiques and collectibles to new items and everything in between! You never know what treasures you’re going to find! 500 E.T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT, (203) 772-1447 www.fleact.com
  • Saturdays and Sundays year round you’ll find the Maplewood Indoor Flea Market. They claim to be the largest indoor flea market in Connecticut! Who knows what vintage find awaits you? 458 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 350-0454 www.facebook.com/MaplewoodIndoorFleaMarket/?rf=121130951271725
  • Every Sunday rain or shine is the College Mart Flea Market. They boast being one of Connecticut’s largest indoor/outdoor flea markets with over 150 dealers and at least 900 tables! This market has antiques and collectibles, coins, clothing, accessories, toys, games, sporting goods and even food! There’s something for everyone! Slater Mill, 2 Wedgewood Dr, Jewett City, CT, (860) 376-3935 www.collegemartfleamarket.com

FLORIDA

  • Nov 2018 – End Date Unknown – Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is in West Palm Beach so here’s your chance to get as close as possible to our favorite PBS television show from across the pond! This exhibition “transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.” City Place, 575 South Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL, (866) 811-4111 www.downtonexhibition.com
  • Renninger’s Vintage Antique Center Farmer’s & Flea Market is two markets on one 117-acre property that is open every weekend in Mount Dora! They have a couple of large buildings and open air shopping spaces. The vendors range from selling clothing, produce and oddities to high-quality antiques! 20651 US-441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352)-383-3141 www.renningers.net/index.php/main-locations/mount-dora/mount-dora-home


MISSISSIPPI

  • The 1st and 3rd Thursday through Sunday of each month brings us Two Fat Friends! This is a vintage and home decor market with wonderful vendors from six counties in South Mississippi! This is your stop for your next favorite one-of-a-kind item! 1950 Hwy 49 N, Wiggins, MS 39577, (601) 408-5629 www.facebook.com/Deuxfatfriends

NEW JERSEY

  • Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday year round you’ll find the Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market. This market has been around for over 50 years and is the place for all things antiques, collectibles and vintage! There’s such an eclectic mix of items like antique furniture, glassware, vinyls, antique lamps, quilts, vintage clothing, toys, jewelry, home decor and much, much more! 1850 River Rd/Route 29, Lambertville, NJ 08530 www.gnflea.com

NEW YORK

  • Every Saturday and Sunday year-round (weather permitting) you’ll find the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market offering a place to shop for antiques and collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, home decor, furniture and much, much more! 9th Ave & W 39th St (W 39th St between Ninth Ave & Tenth Ave), New York, NY 10018, (212) 220-0239 www.annexmarkets.com
  • Every Saturday and Sunday, year-round (weather permitting) you’ll find the Chelsea Flea Market with up to 135 vendors selling all the antiques and collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, decor and more that your heart could desire! 28 W 25th St (W. 25th St between Sixth Ave & Broadway), New York, NY 10010, (212) 243-5343 www.annexmarkets.com
  • Saturdays and Sundays you’ll find Brooklyn Flea set up with top vendors offering a wide range of antiques and collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, art and crafts and more! Check website for dates/locations: Brooklyn, NY www.brooklynflea.com
  • Every Saturday and Sunday in Williamsburg you’ll find Artists & Fleas! More than 100 sellers every weekend showcase exciting things in “fashion, vintage, art, design and more!” 70 North 7th Brooklyn, Williamsburg, NY www.artistsandfleas.com/williamsburg

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Every Saturday and Sunday (with exceptions) is the Raleigh Flea Market. There’s something for everyone! 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 899-3532 www.raleighfleamarket.net


SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Every Thursday through Sunday is the Bonanza Flea Market. This is one of those flea markets that sells the antiques and collectibles we all love in addition to furniture, jewelry, appliances, outdoor equipment and much, much more! There’s a variety of both new and used items so you may need to do a lot of searching to find your vintage treasure but that’s half the fun! 1048 Bonanza Crossing Rd, Manning, SC 29102, (803) 460-0014 www.facebook.com/BonanzaFleaMarket

TEXAS

  • Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year round is the Round Top Vintage Market! This market offers over 12,000 square feet of space filled with antiques, collectibles, vintage and more! 1235 North Hwy 237, Round Top, TX 78954, (281) 731-5132 www.facebook.com/roundtopvintagemarket

VERMONT

  • Every weekend year-round (check website for exceptions) is the Rutland Area Flea Market! This indoor marketplace features not only antiques & collectibles but also work from local artisans and a wide variety of new and used items. There’s something for everyone! 200 West St, Rutland, VT 05701 (802) 770-9104 www.facebook.com/rutlandareafleamarket

WASHINGTON

  • Every Sunday year round is the Fremont Sunday Market, a European-style street market with up to 200 vendors bringing antiques, collectibles, vintage, retro, original fashion, estate sale treasures, world imports, fun junk and one-of-a-kind pieces from artists/designers! In addition they’ll have street food vendors, gourmet food trucks and music to make a day of shopping absolutely blissful! 3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 www.fremontmarket.com
  • Interested in knitting or crocheting? Look no further! Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island welcomes all levels with a variety of “open tables,” “drop-in circles,” or full classes! Check schedules on their website for current options. 118 Madrone Ln N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, (206) 780-2686 www.churchmouseyarns.com

*NOTE: Please call businesses or check their websites/social media to ensure that weather/holidays, etc. will not be affecting their events/hours.

Featured Photo: Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson AZ/Photo Credit: www.foxtucson.com

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