This one was close to our hearts: City Park is where it all started, and where the Flea community took root. To celebrate the culture that's been cultivated—and the 10th Denver Flea event—we took over City Park with a roster of our original and newbie vendors, live music, a food truck row, and of course, plenty of craft beers and cocktails to celebrate two years.
The Spring Flea brought everyone out to RiNo for an al fresco block party—all on the same day as the opening of the neighboring Train to the Plane station. The Spring Flea was all fun in the sun, and a celebration of the growth of our city. Big thanks to Exdo Event Center for making our vision come true and our friends at the city who helped us close down streets! We kicked 2016 off with over 150 vendors (new and old) and over 22,000 guests.
The 2015 Holiday Flea brought us to an iconic pop-up location: the 80,000 square-foot warehouse that formerly housed the Denver Post production facilities, and our largest venue yet. With a lineup of 150 celebrated Colorado craftsmen and women—plus an extended four days of holiday festivities for all of our attendees—the Flea brought over 20,000 attendees to the biggest holiday shindig in the city.
The 2015 Fall Flea brought us to a location that was as central as we could get—taking over the green at Sculpture Park and the Denver Performing Arts Center Pavilion, we ushered in the fall season with our lineup of 150 celebrated Colorado craftsmen and women and offered respite from the late summer heat in our epic pop-up teepee bar.
The Summer Flea was our most ambitious yet: taking over a parking garage allowed the fun of an outdoor venue and shelter from the summer heat. With over 200 vendors—plus live music on the rooftop, our very own food truck row, and morning yoga—there was something for everyone. We saw our biggest showing with over 20,000 people from Denver and beyond.
With the Spring Flea, we wanted to replicate the energy of the Holiday Flea with a set of new additions—and a new format. On Friday night, we threw a 2015 kick-off party that ushered in the weekend, with first access to vendors (and of course, bottomless beverages). On Saturday, we opened the doors to the Flea and more than 15,000 people made it through in one day.
Holiday markets can be a crucial time for our vendors, and after a strenuous search, we found our ideal location in RiNo. OnDecember 12th and 13th, we took over Bindery on Blake—a beautiful, 50,000 square foot warehouse that was once housed a printing press—and hosted more than 100 vendors. The Holiday Flea was an unforgettable experience: at the end of the weekend, we closed feeling cultivated community with our vendors and a deepened connection with our guests.