Car Bazaar: Parking Garage Flea Market is a Pittsburgh twist on the beloved British car boot sale tradition. Taking over multiple floors of a parking garage, this socially-distanced market features makers, artists, retailers, and sellers offering vintage, second-hand, or recycled items, all selling goods from their car’s “boot” or trunk. Stroll and browse in a festive atmosphere with live music along with hot food and craft cocktails provided by Downtown restaurant partners.
Heads up: seller spaces for the April 3 and April 10 Car Bazaar are at capacity! You can sign-up for the waitlist below.
Pre-registration for the remaining weeks will open two weeks prior to the event date.
– the April 24 event date will be available on April 9 at 9 a.m.
Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in selling are encouraged to pre-register to guarantee your parking spot by purchasing a ticket below or on Eventbrite.
Fees include your vehicle parking as well as an additional adjacent parking space for vending. Parking is valid from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., giving participants an opportunity to enjoy Downtown after the event has ended.
Note: these tickets are to pre-register as a seller. More advanced registration capacity may become available the week of each event if weather permits the use of the rooftop space. The event will be occurring every Saturday in April, with later dates opening up for registration two weeks before the event date.
Attendance is free for visitors/shoppers and does not require pre-registration.
Setup and seller regulations:
Sellers will be spaced out over multiple floors of the parking garage, with ample ventilation throughout. Health and safety precautions will be incorporated based on the latest guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department.
😷 Face masks are required for all staff, sellers, and visitors
📏 Maintain social distancing when possible
🔢 Capacity will be limited in elevators and enclosed spaces, as required
🛑 Stay home if you’re not feeling well.
Note: public restrooms will not be available within the parking garage.
Conveniently located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Car Bazaar is accessible via car, bike, bus/transit, and walking from surrounding neighborhoods.
The market is free to attend and open to the public, with discounted parking available in the same garage for a $3 discount when reserved online through Interpark. Bike parking is available at street level. No bikes are permitted in the garage.
Visit our Getting Around Downtown page to learn about transit options.
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