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Over 20K people visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market every month. What makes that amazing is that it’s only held once a month anyway!
If you want to join in on the fun and enjoy vintage/antique shopping, are in the market for unique collectibles, or are looking for a cool activity in the LA area, then you should check it out. It’s one of the most famous flea markets in the world and it’s been around for decades.
There are over 2,500 vendors selling everything from clothes, shoes, accessories to household items to the most obscure, RANDOM items you couldn’t possibly think of. There is no shortage of interesting wares to take home or to marvel at. Coming across these random finds is what makes going to the market so fun. Check me out with this guy…
You can see how massive the market is looking at the layout and aerial views below. The left side is a view from the front of the stadium, with the vendors mainly located on the left-hand side, and the right side is a view from the back.
These images are from the flier they give out when you get your tickets. Yes, there is an entry fee of $9 general admission starting at 9AM. Otherwise, it’s $12-$20 for VIP or Express admission for entry between 5AM to 8AM before general admission arrivals.
Keep in that mind that the market is only the second Sunday of every month. Also, it’s at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, which is about a 40-minute drive from Downtown LA. We Uber’d there and it was easy – no traffic either direction – and costs about $25 one way.
You’re standing and walking around on concrete for hours. I don’t remember seeing any seating.
There is food, snacks, and drinks available for purchase but they’re overpriced. Also from what I heard from a vendor, the quality is not that great.
By the way, I didn’t use the restroom so I don’t know what that situation is like. In general, I try to avoid public restrooms at all costs. So, I drank water at the market to stay hydrated (it was hot) but very lightly!
Vendors are ready to bargain and you should be too! Here are a few tips to save money (and time).‘
Have you been to the market? What did you think about it? Let me know if you bought anything.