Along with a great view of San Francisco, Treasure Island is home to a popular flea market, formerly Treasure Island Flea, and now called TreasureFest. Each month around 400 curated vendors set up and peddle their wares. Stalls offer antiques, originally designed art and clothing, and vintage curiosities. You will also find about two dozen food trucks, live music, kids’ games and activities, and some local wine sellers to fuel your shopping fire. The two-day flea market takes place the last weekend of every month. Launched in 2011 to support local artists and entrepreneurs, Treasure Island Flea is now a must-do Bay Area event.
Treasure Hunting on Treasure Island
The last weekend of every month, Treasure Island lives up to its name with a flea market that showcases antique, vintage, and artisan finds. The island, which is part of San Francisco, hosts hundreds of local vendors along a stretch of pavement near its western waterfront. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday you can shop for everything from recycled ship-wood furniture and heirloom jewelry to letterpress stationery and handmade bags. Take a break from strolling through the stands and learn how to make a terrarium at a DIY workshop. Then refuel with lunch at one of the food trucks that line the adjacent Great Lawn, where you can also listen to live music. Depending on what you intend to haul home, you can plan your transportation accordingly: The 108 Muni bus stops at the market, and there’s free parking nearby. Admission is $3. The market’s website sometimes offers a deal like two admissions and two food truck specials for $20.