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Following on the heels of its inaugural June success, River Market’s Curious Flea is back for the next edition on September 14 and 15. The organizers also just announced that the successful shopping and social event will now be held quarterly.

Since opening its doors late in 2010, River Market at Westminster Quay has engaged the curious. The market is divided between the Hungry Floor on the first level — with Wild Rice Restaurant and New West landmark, the Paddlewheeler Pub — and the Curious Floor upstairs, where visitors can try a circus class, learn an instrument, or rent desk space by the hour.

Curious Flea features a variety of antiques, collectibles, and assorted sundry finds. Many vendors are artisans repurposing items, mixing the past with their unique style. Vendors will include Brick & Mortar Living, Framed by the Vintage Sisters, Middleground Folk Art and Design, The Upholsterer’s Wife, Belle Encore and more.

Already home to acclaimed antique seller Mid-Century Modern Home, River Market is an ideal venue for a flea market. As well, New West’s historic Antique Alley (Front Street’s colourful clutch of antique stores) is a short distance away. Head to Curious Flea then stroll along Front Street for a fun day out.

Have something jaw-droppingly strange tucked away in the back of a closet? Bring it to the flea on Saturday, September 14. The most curious object will be immortalized forever in the Curious Hall of Fame, and the winner will receive a cool prize.

For more information about Curious Flea and River Market, visit River Market’s website. And mark your calendars for the next Curious Flea to be held on November 9 and 10.

Curious Flea at River Market
Dates: September 14 and 15; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Venue: River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Admission: Free after 10 am; $10 special Saturday early 9 am entry fee to get first pick

About River Market at Westminster Quay
First opened in 1985 as Westminster Quay Public Market, River Market, a 75,000-square-foot marketplace on the Fraser River, pioneered a food-led revitalization to serve as a community hub. Today, it showcases 20 of BC’s best independent restaurants, shops, and schools under one roof.

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