For the most part, year-in and year-out, July is an uneventful special-event flea market month in and around the city of Philadelphia. Organizers of those types of markets tend to avoid July and August because they are normally too hot and with August—especially the first three weeks—it has the added disadvantage of being the most popular for vacations.

There are only three markets on our list this weekend though they all seem pretty interesting from a shopper/picker perspective. I am only familiar with one of them and have added my mini-review of that flea market below its listing.

Saturday, July 8

Parastudy Annual Flea Market. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Raindate: Sunday, July 9.) Parastudy’s Victorian Mansion, 354 Valleybrook Road, Chester Heights, PA 19017. Phone: 610-203-0021.

2nd Annual Mount Airy Flea Market & Craft Fair. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 140 East Mount Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Phone: 267-538-0622. Email: info@menscatholicassoc.org

Friends of Konrad Square Flea Market. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No raid date.) Tulip and Dauphin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Phone: 215-426-9654.

Mini review: A small flea market that takes place around the perimeter of a small neighborhood playground in Kensington. Nice park, nice neighborhood, very nice people and an okay buyer’s market since most of the vendors are non-pros who tend to sell stuff anywhere from pretty to dirt cheap. Anytime I’ve been there most of the merchandise was used with a fair amount of vintage items and some interesting ones at that. Extremely low space price and equally low shopper turnout make vendors pretty desperate so don’t be afraid to bargain, though you probably won’t have to.

For full information on the above flea markets, visit July 2017’s page under Special-Event Markets.

P.S.

Although I would never recommend relegating this website’s year-round listings to second-class status, it is on weeks like this that makes that practice especially unwise. Often year-round, weekly markets can be near a special-event market thus making a trip to that area all the more worthwhile—or worth it at all.

Ciao for now!