The 8 Best Flea Markets And Swap Meets In Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ is home to several very popular swap meet venues. Swap meets, also known as flea markets, are ideal for finding that ‘thing’ you didn’t know you needed, often at a bargain.

Ideal for individuals of all ages, swap meets make for great entertainment, whether you are flying solo or looking to entertain the entire family. Whether it is an heirloom ring, eclectic home décor, or vintage relics from another time, flea swap meets have something for everyone.

You never know what you are going to get on any given day, adding to the excitement of finding a new (or new-to-you, at least) item to love. Check out the roundup of the best swap meet events and venues in Phoenix below and see what speaks to you! 


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General tips for swap meets & flea markets: 

  • If you are looking to buy furniture, it helps to know your ideal dimensions ahead of time – bring a tape measure!

  • Selection is often best at the beginning of the meet, but bargains may be better toward the end of day when vendors are trying to make more sales!

  • Familiarize yourself with the market ahead of time so you don’t miss any stops or dining options you were hoping to get to!

  • Many vendors or concessions stands do not take cards, so it’s a good idea to bring cash to these events. Save yourself the cost of ATM fees and be sure to bring a bundle of cash!

1. Phoenix Park n’ Swap 

Phoenix Park n’ Swap - Phoenix Swap Meet

Kicking off the roundup is the Phoenix Park n’ Swap. A popular stop for locals and tourists alike, this venue promises a wide variety of items and services to select from.

Their listing of available products ranges from fruits and candies to ceramics, clothing, collectibles, and much more. 

The market is open several days a week year-round, operating Wednesday from 4pm – 10pm, Fridays 6 am – 12 pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 6 am – 4 pm.

Admission for adults is $2 and children 8 and under are free. Veterans and active military get in free with valid ID.

To fuel your day of shopping, you can also grab one of their many food and drink offerings, including but not limited to ice cold beer, delicious Mexican food, fresh kettle corn, ice cream, or Sonoran hot dogs! 

The Phoenix Park n’ Swap also offers free parking and restrooms onsite. Visitors mention that arrive early on weekends is ideal for shopping while vendors are open and fully stocked!

2. Thieves Flea Market

Thieves Flea Market

With 3 flea market events in the fall and 3 in the spring, Thieves Flea Market is a seasonal delight. The outdoor flea has been rated one of the Best of the Valley, offering vintage, antique, and handmade goods.

The market runs from 8 am – 2 pm on select dates. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter and follow along with their social media so you don’t miss out on their location postings and seasonal offerings! 

Adding to the excitement and variety of their wares is their food selection. The Thieves market brings in various vendors, including food, snack, and coffee trucks, ensuring you can try cool new options each month.

Free parking is offered, and cost of admission is $5 at the door for adults. Children 12 and under are free, and mellow pets are allowed on leash. Whether you are just browsing or on a mission to find something specific, Thieves Flea is a surefire choice for your next flea market excursion.

3. Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

Mesa Market Place describes itself as “all about recreational shopping”. The marketplace is open year-round on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:30 am – 4 pm.

At this covered open-air market, you can shop local small business merchants in over 700 shop spaces. Compulsive collectors and savvy thrifters alike are bound to find a treasure among the countless options.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Parking, admission, and live music in their onsite food court is also free! The live entertainment starts at 9 am and runs until 3 pm.

Plan on coming hungry, because there is a food court, deli, and pizza shop that onsite that serve all the fuel you need to shop ‘til you drop. Head out and discover some of their merchants today!  

4. Merchant Square

Merchant Square Antique Marketplace

Antique aficionados will adore the Merchant Square Antique Marketplace’s grand collection of unique items, ranging from antique furniture, new and handmade items, jewelry, records, and more.

The marketplace features 250 merchants under one roof, making them one of the largest antique boutiques in all of Phoenix.

Open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 5pm, The Square keeps generous hours so you can be there! Enjoy the endless variety to be found among their spacious 58,000 sq. ft location of shabby chic and rustic items and stay for the great ambiance! 

If you work up an appetite while you’re picking for great new finds (you will!), you can stop by the American Way Market Café for locally grown produce, local meats and dairy, fresh bread, and other “old fashioned” eats. 

5. Glendale Swap Meet

glendale swap meet

(photo: Frankie Garcia jr)

Just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, The Glendale Swap Meet is your new go-to for family fun, big savings, and fresh food. Also featuring free entertainment, live music, and delicious snacks, this vibrant community gathering is an excellent choice for young kids (and those who are young at heart). Fun and fantastic finds guaranteed.

Open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 am – 3 pm, West Wind is ideal for weekend shoppers. Admission on Saturdays is $0.75, and $2.00 on Sundays. Children 11 and younger are always free. You’ll find everything you want and nothing you need!

6. Melrose Vintage Market

Melrose Vintage Market

Calling all weekend warriors! The Melrose Vintage Market offers a dog friendly, free admission market on the Sunday of the Third Thursday weekend of each month between October and April.

Located in the heart of the Melrose District, over 50 onsite vendors offer vintage wares, handmade art, and other treasures for you to discover. 

And who could forget about food? The local offerings from food creators will keep you satisfied as you search for new-to-you items to love.

Reusable shopping bags are recommended to help you shop your vintage loving heart out! Hours span from 9 am – 3 pm, giving you a generous amount of time to shop all the lovely vendors. 

7. Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall is a chain of antique markets that feature unique and collectible merchandise from over 3,500 antique dealers.

With a convenient location off the major interstate highway, the Brass Armadillo in Phoenix is a must-see. Each Brass Armadillo Antique Mall is a community in itself, appealing to shoppers of all kinds.

Whether you are an avid collector of retro clothing, upcycled furniture, old memorabilia, or something else altogether, the Brass Armadillo has aisles full of antiques and collectibles.

Open daily from 9 am – 9 pm, it also offers a wide timeframe for shoppers of all ages to take a spin. Don’t worry about getting hungry. Brass Armadillo has something for you, whatever your interest. Go see what everyone is talking about!

8. Greyhound Swap Meet

The Phoenix Greyhound Swap Meet at the Park n’ Swap mall offers countless booths of flea items at a bargain. You won’t know what you’re going to get until you arrive, but that is part of the excitement! Take it all in as you unearth a new knick-knack to love.

Whether you’re a swap meet enthusiast or simple like to people watch, every vendor is different from the next and is sure to keep you occupied as you come across all the interesting finds.

Their hours mirror the Phoenix Park n’ Swap, operating Wednesday from 4pm – 10pm, Fridays 6 am – 12 pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 6 am – 4 pm all year round. Admission for adults is $2 and children 8 and under are free.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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