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Everything you need to know about the Central Flea

Including what you'll see, where to park, and who to bring!

Sunday Funday just got a whole lot more fun with the addition of the Central Flea in Central Square. Catch the Central Flea every last Sunday of the month through the end of October to find one-of-a-kind treasures.

With an ode to Cambridge roots, this flea market offers everything from Boston art to salvaged goods, to your favorite food trucks and local music.

Who:

The Central Flea is a collaboration with the New England Open Markets and the Central Square Business Association. The Central Square Business Association aims to maintain and support a lively commercial and business district and to celebrate Central Square’s unique and eclectic vibe. Together with the The New England Open Market, the Central Flea represents the diverse and designated Cultural District that makes Central Square a popular destination.

With live music, food, and goods you won’t be able to find anywhere else, the Central Flea is the perfect Sunday Funday event for all ages.

What:

Inspired by popular Brooklyn flea markets, the Central Flea’s mission is to celebrate Central Square’s urban diversity that makes it the cultural epicenter of Cambridge. 

The vibrant open-air market features 45 vintage and antique dealers, 60 designers and artists, import and fair trade vendors, 20 specialty food vendors, 10 food trucks, live music and graffiti art.  We think it’s safe to say that you will not be bored at the Central Flea. Not only does the Central Flea feature finds that will make your friends jealous, each Central Flea is a little different from the one before.  With special exhibitors and even special events within the flea, you’ll have a different experience each time.

The Dumpling Festival at the Central Flea | September 24

During the September 24th Central Flea, in addition to antiques and unique treasures, you’ll experience one of Central Square’s most beloved traditions- The Dumpling Festival. Try delicious dumplings from local restaurants to honor the Cantabrigian who quite literally made Chinese cuisine cool in the United States, Joyce Chen.

Stay tuned for more special event updates!

Where:

Located in the center of Central Square at 95 Prospect Street, the Central Flea is only a 4-minute walk from the Central Square MBTA stop.  From the red line, walk up Mass Ave and take a right on Prospect Street!

If you’d rather drive, or plan on purchasing something too big to fit on the T, There is metered parking throughout Central Square. Central Square also has ample parking garages.

After you’ve explored the Central Flea, we recommend exploring the eclectic, completely one-of-a-kind, and diverse Central Square.  A designated Cultural District, Central Square is home to iconic institutions like The Middle East, the MIT Museum, Graffiti Alley and so much more.  Just a stroll through Central Square will inspire you to try new cuisine, learn about innovative technologies and experience art in unexpected ways.

Parking lots include Municipal Lot #5, Green Street Garage, Lot 6, University Park at MIT, West Garage, 70 Pacific Street and 80 Landsdowne St. Garage.

When:

Catch the Central Flea in Central Square on August 27, September 24 and October 29 from 11a-5p.


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