5 Reasons Why We Love The Miami Flea
As an ever-growing neighborhood, we’re always looking for ways to evolve and mix things up. 2017 will bring entirely new events, concepts, and small businesses to The A+E, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be letting go of everyone’s favorite monthly market: The Miami Flea. Au contraire, The Miami Flea will continue to expand and support local entrepreneurial spirit. Since the first one of the year happens this Sunday, January 15th, let’s take a look at why we love it so much (and why you should too):
If you’ve been to The Flea before, you’ll know there’s a lot going on. From children of all ages running about, dogs on parade, and the sky aflare with live music, it’s a multi-sensory kind of thing. But in the end, it’s all about the makers of all shapes an sizes. Handmade jewelers and thrift boutiques, hand-poured soaps and tenderly cared succulents that can all now afford their own brick & mortars thanks to initiatives like this one–inspiring is an understatement.
Coming to The Flea, you know you’re ready to drop a few bills on some one-of-a-kind pieces, but some of us also know we’re about to stuff our souls with the best food around. This Sunday will be one of the most intimidating Grub Garden lineups yet, with a whopping 20+ eateries and sweets serving up delicious local specialities. Insider tip: Come early and grab a drink (or three) from Mac’s Pubs to wash it all down with before the crowds attack.
Not often do you see every aspect of the city’s vibrant culture in one go around. At The Miami Flea, the crowd is equally made up of all ages and family sizes, with a great mix of both proud residents and curious travelers. For a long time now, Miami felt like there may not be one place where everyone can enjoy the day in equal measures, but The Miami Flea definitely has brought that hope back.
You may stroll into the bazaar of colorful creations and begin to notice that your feet are walking to a rhythm that has been curated for you. Sure, the soulful playlist sets the tone to some oldies and classics, but it’s the live music that really draws the attention. This Sunday we have three Flea newcomers and one of the sweetest little veterans around. Folk by Richard Korn and Ella Herrera, and some upbeat rock and Latin vibes by Alex Di Leo and Nacho Londono.
When you think about what we’re doing in The Arts + Entertainment District, it’s more than just events in a burgeoning neighborhood. This is a slice of the community connections that will be happening every single day in just a few short years. This is the place to go to before it becomes “the place to go to”. So when you come to The Miami Flea, you’re making a dream come alive and telling everyone that Miami needs place like this to survive.