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Held every weekend throughout the year since 1972, the Georgetown Flea Market is a treasure trove of bargains. Head outdoors to the market, located just a few minutes from Georgetown and close to downtown, for everything from jewelry to vegetables. Browse through furniture, decorative items, antiques, silver, lamps, clothing and much more. You can even pick up fresh fruits and veggies when they're in season. Famous personalities mingle with the locals here, all searching for a piece of treasure to call their own.
With a diverse range of retailers and suppliers providing a wide array of artisan food products, Union Market is every foodies heaven. Everything from gourmet coffee, specialty ice-cream, gelato, artisanal bread, baked goods, florists, delis, food stalls and much more are available here. A great place to pick up local products and souvenirs, Union Market is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. While wandering around the huge warehouse, you may stumble across local artists displaying their work. While it is accessible via Metro, driving here is a better option, especially in the evenings.
A landmark in the city, the Eastern Market is a bustling marketplace where one can find everything from hats and scarves to decorations, photographs, poultry, produce, fruits and vegetables. A hub of activity, it is centered around a historical building that used to be the site of the old market. Today, the market has overflowed onto the roadside as well, with vendors displaying their goods to daily shoppers. On Saturdays, there are often events and cultural performances here along with a flourishing flea market.