Car Bazaar: Parking Garage Flea Market

On Summer break, stay tuned!
Saturdays, April 2 – June
11, 2022
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Forbes & Smithfield Parking Garage (400 Cherry Way)

Entertainment Schedule | Food & Drink Vendors | Become a Seller | Seller Rules & Regulations

The 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 open-air 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.

Entertainment Schedule

Food & Drink Schedule

On Summer break, stay tuned!

Become a seller

Join us in the parking garage for Downtown’s only weekly flea market! Sellers receive parking for the day and a space beside their vehicle to sell their wares.

To register as a seller:

  1. Registration includes a parking space and an adjacent selling space per date. Sellers may purchase an additional adjacent selling space in the registration form.
  2. To register for multiple dates, be sure to select one or two spaces for each date listed

Registration is now closed.

Seller Rules & Regulations

Download the 2022 Seller Agreement (PDF)

Prohibited items:

  • No prepared or ready-to-eat foods.
  • No alcohol sales.
  • No bikes permitted in the garage. Vehicle is required to participate.
  • No weapons: including, but not limited to firearms, knives, brass knuckles, explosives, weapons, etc.
  • No illegal substances, or any items deemed inappropriate by PDP event staff.
  • No sales of professional services. All products must be available for purchase onsite.
  • PDP reserves the right to deny the sale of any items at the sole discretion of PDP.

Arrival time:

  • Sellers must arrive between 8 and 9:30 a.m.
  • Event time is 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.
  • Late arrivals will be turned away and no refunds will be given.

Rules and regulations:

  • Standard vehicles only (garage clearance 6′ 4″): no box trucks, trailers, or buses
  • Sellers will be parked in order of arrival.
  • Sellers will be assigned one parking space for a standard vehicle and one adjacent parking space for merchandise display.
  • Display may not exceed more than 4 feet beyond the vehicle trunk
  • No tents permitted.
  • No idling, engines must be turned off once the vehicle is parked.
  • No power is provided.
  • No Wi-Fi available.
  • No amplified music, loudspeakers, bull horns, etc. No Smoking in garage.
  • Restrooms available on ground level.

Load out:

  • Vehicles will not be permitted to be moved from their parking space until after event hours have ended at 2 p.m.
  • All sales must cease at the end of event hours at 2 p.m.
  • Sellers must remove all trash from their vending space and dispose of off-premises.

Licenses and taxes:

Vendors are responsible for complying with all requirements and regulations necessary to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh. Vendors may be inspected at any time by government agencies.

Vendor remedies:

Vendor specifically waives any and all claims, suits, actions, damages, liabilities, or other remedies arising from or out of, or in any way related to or connected with the Vendor’s participation in the Market or the use by the Vendor or its agents, employees, or contractors, guests, or invitees of the Market. PDP provides no guarantee of results of event to Vendor.

Getting Here

Conveniently located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Car Bazaar is accessible via car, bike, bus/transit, and walking from surrounding neighborhoods.

Both the pedestrian and vehicle entrance to the parking garage is located on Cherry Way, next to Arepittas.

The market is free to attend and open to the public. 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.

Discounted Visitor Parking

Thanks to iParkit, visitors can reserve parking in the Forbes & Smithfield Garage on the lower levels (right below the Car Bazaar!) or at the nearby Allies Garage for just $5 for up to three hours.

Reserve parking at the Forbes & Smithfield Garage

Reserve parking at the Allies Garage (200 Smithfield Street)

Download a PDF guide to learn more about the iParkit app to make parking easier.

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