Cleveland June 04, 2018
9 Charming Markets You’ll Want To Explore In And Around Cleveland This Summer
Cleveland is a charming place to spend your summer, but many locals have grown so comfortable in their hometown that they forget about all the wonderful adventures that they could be taking. Fortunately, there is much to do, from sunbathing on Lake Erie’s coast to hiking the incredible Rockefeller Park Cultural Gardens. One thing locals often forget, however, is that summertime also brings a multitude of incredible markets to Cleveland and throughout the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking for produce or an interesting little piece of memorabilia to add to your collection, there is a market out there hiding exactly what you’re looking for.
1. West Side Market (West 25th and Lorain, Cleveland)
It is estimated that this incredible market welcomes over a million visitors each year, and it is plain to see why. This incredible indoor/outdoor market has roots that reach back to 1840, and it continues to flourish today. Summer is the most delectable time to visit, as local herbs, veggies, and fruits can be found here in abundance. The market is open Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. The Cleveland Flea (3615 Superior Ave., Cleveland)
You've probably heard of this incredible little flea market, despite its relative youth. This colorful market was first founded in 2013 as a way to support local small businesses, and over its half-decade of success, it has continued to do just that. With over 170 monthly vendors, you truly never know what discoveries are awaiting you. To embark on your own personal treasure hunt, be sure to stop by the market on June, July 14, August 11, September 8, or October 13 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an adventure that you'll never forget.
3. Berea Flea Market (19201 East Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights)
On Saturdays and Sundays, the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds grows busy with shoppers, and the experience those shoppers encounter is one they rave about. You truly never know what you'll find at this eclectic little market! From antiques and collectibles to baked goods and local produce, there truly is a bit of everything at this centrally-located fairground. Swing by between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays, and be sure to bring cash, as admission is $1 and you'll definitely want to haggle a bit.
4. Medina Farmers Market (Uptown Park, Medina)
Located in the heart of a cozy little Victorian shopping district is an annual summertime celebration that is too charming to pass up. Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 13, the entirety of Medina Square transforms into a little suburban open air market. Not only is there a multitude of fascinating goodies that can be purchased, but there is also quite a bit of family fun to be had here.
5. Jamie's Flea Market (46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst)
There's no market that truly compares to Jamie's, as this market is the biggest and one of the best in Northern Ohio. For decades, this colorful market has featured indoor and outdoor vendors peddling all sorts of goods and treasures. This market—which is actually pronounced like "Ja-mays"—is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all year round. You'll love filling up on some fair food and then embarking on a treasure hunt in this historic marketplace.
6. Crocker Park Market (Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake)
Crocker Park is an urban gem of a shopping center, overflowing with fascinating finds year-round. However, the best time to visit Crocker Park in the summer is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the farmers market takes over its outdoor spaces. Here, farms from nine of Ohio's counties bring fresh produce to you, allowing for a true farm-to-table dining experience. That's not all you'll find at this market, and this urban gem is definitely worth the visit. It operates from April through December, so there is plenty of time to swing by and shop.
7. Cleveland Clinic Farmers Market (Cleveland Clinic Main Campus)
Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus transforms with festivities. This colorful market runs from June 6 through October 17, 2018, so there are many opportunities to swing by this vibrant weekly affair. From culinary creations to artisan foods, you'll find a bit of everything here. Plus, live music and health screenings give this market a unique flair that makes it unlike any other you'll experience in The Land!
8. Farm + Art Market (28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village)
Greater Cleveland is overflowing with artistic communities and individuals, and nobody knows that quite like BAYarts. Each year, they bring together locally grown and locally made treasures to stock up a market that hides exactly what you're looking for. The market begins June 14, 2018, and continues each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Swing by after work, because this picturesque market is truly a work of art.
9. Euclid Farmers' Market (291 E. 222nd St., Euclid)
The incredible Shore Cultural Centre transforms on Fridays between June and October, as a plethora of local producers and growers set up for the weekly Farmers' Market. It runs each Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and locals simply can't get enough of the local produce and handmade goods available at this little market. From flowers to freshly baked goods, there is something for everyone at this incredible local farm market.
Summertime leaves many locals craving fresh produce, and you can find that in addition to dozens of fantastic finds at this charming markets throughout Greater Cleveland. What market is your favorite summertime destination? Tell us in the comments, and be sure to share stories of your best flea market finds!
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