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Urban Flea Market opens in Salt Lake City

In an effort to enliven Salt Lake City on Sundays, a coalition of local businesses is launching a monthly Urban Flea Market in Washington Square beginning July 31.

The flea market will feature local artisans and secondhand goods. While somewhat similar to a farmer’s market, the flea market will focus on goods and locally made art, rather than food.

“The Urban Flea Market is a great opportunity for attendees to shop, browse and enjoy the experience of a Sunday morning in downtown Salt Lake City. It will also provide a great community outlet for vendors to sell unwanted items that will be treasures for others. Admission for visitors is free and the event is open to the public,” Kate Wheadon, one of the organizers of the event, said in a press release.

The market will also feature an arts-and-crafts area, a kid’s area, and a stage for local and family-friendly bands. Each market will also feature an animal-rescue organization where animals that are available for adoption will be showcased. However, there will be no food vendors in order to encourage people to support local restaurants.

Washington Square is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City on 500 S. and 200 E., right next to the city library and a Trax stop. The dates for the Urban Flea Market are July 31, Aug. 14, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Booths are still available to rent. For more information, go to FleaMarketSLC.com.

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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