Treasure Island Flea Market

The lighthearted little sister to the much more serious Alameda Point Antiques Faire, Treasure Island Flea Market offers one of the most spectacular views of San Francisco and the largest monthly food event in Northern California.

Since its opening back in 2011, the Treasure island Flea market (renamed TreasureFest in 2016) has always been considered the lighthearted little sister to the much more serious Alameda Point Antiques Faire across the San Francisco Bay. The 400+ local vendors on Treasure island are a mix of antiques dealers and reasonably priced artisans who make their own arts & crafts, indie design, clothing, candles, accessories, candy, etc.

Vintage and antiques-wise, the Treasure island Flea market had until recently a pretty decent selection of offerings ranging from vintage comics to antique vases, collectibles, furniture, re-purposed items and other rare finds, generally reasonably priced if you are looking to buy. However, some long time customers noticed that the Treasure island Flea market with its dog sweater stalls and margaritas, has begun to resemble Renegade Craft Fair.

The Treasure island Flea market is not a huge market, but worth the short trip and definitely less overwhelming than the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA.

However what makes the Treasure island Flea market truly unique, is its breathtaking view over the city skylines of Berkeley and San Francisco. You can ask anyone who has been there already, and they will tell you that this place has one of the most spectacular views of San Francisco. So if you’re looking to take some nice pictures of San Francisco, Treasure Island is worth the trip by itself. As an added bonus you can see some of the last surviving buildings and sculptures from the 1930 World’s Fair.

Last but not least, The Treasure island Flea market hosts the largest monthly food event in Northern California, with 25+ food trucks and stands in different variety for your dining pleasure, as well as outdoor bars. Food trucks have a broad range of offerings from Asian to burgers and the venue has a large grassy area where you can spread out a blanket. Depending on the season there is sometimes live music as well. After that, before heading back to the city, go explore and visit the multiple Wineries on site, then take in a close view of the New Bay Bridge.

To sum it up, the Treasure Island Flea Market is a place where you might enjoy spending a day, thrifting, eating, soaking up some sun and enjoying the food and people there. In other words, it’s a perfect fair — antique or not.

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7 reviews

  1. I really loved my trip to the flea market. The views of the city were amazing on their own, but the atmosphere of the flea market was so cool. We found a few treasures in the isles and isles of sellers. I loved the food trucks lined up. That was definitely the highlight for me. The rotisserie chicken and BBQ truck was on point!

  2. This is a great way to get outside and spend the morning. I was expecting more of a flea market consisting of used items but when we arrived it seemed to be more “vendors.” Not a problem at all. There was still really cool stuff everywhere and all the food trucks you could hope for when you are ready to grab a bite. Plus the views from Treasure Island are just awesome!

  3. Fun and funky. Not the biggest or most substantial flea in the area, but a worthy outing nonetheless. Get something to eat at the food trucks and keep an eye out for the farmers’ market.

  4. Come early. Easy parking. Great views great food trucks.

  5. The Treasure Island Flea Market is a great little trip to take on the last weekend of the month. There is always entertainment for the kids, drinks for the adults, great food for everyone, and some great items to purchase. Well, not all the items are great, but there is always a gem or two to be found. And if you like dogs, there are usually plenty walking around. The downside is that it is typically packed with people on weekends with nice weather, and parking can sometimes be sparse.

  6. I am completely in love with this event! It isn’t your typical flea market where you have to dig through a bunch of junk to find something special. Since vendors have to apply to participate in this event each stand is really special and unique. I found myself wanting to buy something at each stand I went to. I love that there is a variety of things you can find there. From refurbished furniture, antiques, vintage clothing, unique pieces of artwork and handmade handicrafts and jewelry- there is truly something here for everyone.

  7. With the qualifications for a vendor stand loosened up, Treasure Island Flea Market/TreasureFest has begun to resemble Renegade Craft Fair’s array of handmade doodads. Do not expect to find anymore the same selection of antiques as in Alameda Point Antiques Faire or Rose Bowl.

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