Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market - Long Beach, CALIFORNIA
Right in the heart of Southern California’s patio-living culture (nearly smack-dab between Los Angeles and Orange County), the Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market hosts a vast assortment of outdoor furniture, garden ceramics, and statuary.
Lynn and Donald Moger have managed the show since 1982. They also ensure the Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market maintains its quality by enforcing a 20-year rule. Only items older than 20 years are allowed to be sold at the market – so you know the bounty of Fiestaware and 50s-era Pyrex bowls aren’t recent reproductions. This makes the flea market one of the best in California and the entire country.
Over 800 sellers spread out over 20 acres, feature a huge selection of antiques, collectibles, and everything chic, cheap, unique, and vintage…. all for sale at bargain prices.
Lynn is most proud of the creativity her show inspires, and she says that she’s seen “an old railroad cart purchased for use as a coffee table and vintage file cabinets converted into a bedroom dresser.” One of its best perks? “Real restrooms!” The Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market takes place on the third Sunday of every month, rain or shine.
Because of its sunny beachside location and popular beer vendors, the show has a decidedly street fair feel, and locals come by each week just to walk around and soak up the sea breeze.