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.
Saturday, April 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Geña y Peña
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Byron Nash
Saturday, April 10
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: The Evergreens
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Miss Freddye
Saturday, April 17
Saturday, April 24
Food & Drink Schedule
Saturday, April 3
täkō – serving breakfast wraps and brunch cocktails
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.
Seller Rules & Regulations
No bikes permitted in the garage, a vehicle is required for participation
No prepared or ready-to-eat foods. Downtown restaurants may inquire.
No alcohol sales. Alcohol vendors may inquire as exhibitors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Setup and seller regulations:
Vehicle access will begin no earlier than 8 am through 9:30 a.m. before each event. Vehicles will not be permitted to access the event levels after 9:30 a.m. Late arrivals will be turned away and no refunds will be given.
Sellers must follow staff directions and will be parked in sequence based on arrival order.- Sellers will be assigned one parking space for a standard vehicle and one adjacent parking space for merchandise display.
No box trucks, trailers, or buses.
Head in parking only; trunk should be accessible from the aisle.
Display may not exceed more than 4 feet beyond the vehicle trunk. No tents or overhead coverings will be permitted (garage roof will provide protection from elements).
No box trucks, trailers, or buses, or bikes, standard vehicles only. Vehicle is required for participation and one vehicle per registration. Garage clearance: 6’6″. Head in parking only, trunk should be accessible from the aisle.
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.
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-premise.
Know Before You Go: Important Safety Precautions
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.
Visitor Parking & Getting Here
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.