Treasure Island Flea MarketIt began on Memorial Day in 2011. Since then, the Treasure Island Flea Market has brought together artists, craftspeople, and designers to create the largest monthly gathering of its kind in Northern California, drawing an average of 15,000 collectors and fun seekers. Located on Treasure Island, the last San Francisco stop off the Bay Bridge, the event, which happens during the last weekend of each month, also boasts all sorts of entertainment along with a bar where you can purchase beer, wine and cocktails. Parking is always free, dogs are always welcome, and admission is always a mere $3 per person while kids 12 years old and younger don’t pay a dime.
When you arrive at the Flea (as it’s affectionately known), you’ll be greeted by more than 400 local vendors, nearly two dozen palate-pleasing food trucks, and spectacular live music presented by oh-so-talented local bands. You’ll also be treated to such unique acts as hula hoop acrobats and stilt walkers. Of course, there’s plenty of big fun for the little ones. The Flea’s Kid Zone is chock full of things to do, including a jumpy house, face painting station, bungee jump, petting zoo, pony rides, and a 40-foot-high spider wall, the only one of its kind in California. Plus, a magician will be on hand with lots of sleight-of-hand to keep the kids mesmerized. You can even see Treasure Island from many of the rooms at the Hotel Griffon, so if you are in town the last weekend of the month, go check it out!