Shop Local: City Flea, O.F.F. Market, Market Bleu and Second Sunday on Main Take Place This Weekend

There will be four opportunities to stroll and shop — while sipping local beer — this weekend.

Jul 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm
The City Flea is back at Washington Park on July 10 - Photo: Courtesy The City Flea
Photo: Courtesy The City Flea
The City Flea is back at Washington Park on July 10

Looking for a unique item or just want to support local makers? There will be three opportunities to stroll and shop this weekend. 

The City Flea will be back at Washington Park (1230 Elm St., OTR) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10. Founded in 2011, the City Flea has hosted hundreds of local vendors to date and offers a platform for entrepreneurs and creators to introduce their goods to the community and grow their businesses. From food to plants to jewelry to vintage dealers, there’s something for almost everyone at every market — including food. 

The Flea is also adding live music to the mix, with a performance by Black Brass at noon this Saturday. 


The O.F.F. Market will also be popping up 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10 — just at a different park. After six years of summer and winter markets at both Oakley Square and MadTree Brewing Company, the O.F.F. Market was canceled in 2020 due to COVID. This year, it has moved to Summit Park in Blue Ash (4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash).

O.F.F. Market will be popping up across the expanse, featuring up to 120 vendors per event. Booth offerings run the gamut from artisan eats and apothecary items to vintage shops, flower stalls and T-shirt companies. This year, the market also has partnered with Fifty West Brewing Co. to serve brews on tap.

Market Bleu is also launching its summer series in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center this weekend. This quarterly indoor pop-up market — unique because it takes place at night — features a slew of artisans and artists. Shop handmade items (in the air conditioning) and grab a cocktail from the bar. The event takes place 6-10 p.m. July 10, and admission is free.

On Sunday, the monthly Over-the-Rhine street festival Second Sunday on Main returns. And the neighborhood party — now in its 16th year — is celebrating Pride this time. From noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, there will be live music, a drag show and belly dancing in addition to a Braxton biergarten and more than 100 different vendors along Main Street, from 12th Street to Liberty.

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