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Everything you need to know about the Central Flea

Tue Apr 17, 2018

Sunday Funday just got a whole lot more fun with the addition of the Central Flea in Central Square. Catch the Central Flea 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.


The Central Flea is a collaboration with the New England Open Marketsand 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 Fleais the perfect Sunday Funday for all ages.


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.


Located in Central Square at University Park at MIT, the Central Flea is only an 8-minute walk from the Central Square MBTA stop. From the red line, walk down Mass Ave toward the Charles River and take a right on Sidney 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 (located next to the Central Flea), West Garage, 70 Pacific Street and 80 Landsdowne St. Garage.


Catch the Central Flea in Central Square every Sunday, May through the end of October from 11a-5p.