Choose Between Two Options
- $11 for market admission and drinks for two on Saturday, January 25, or Sunday, January 26 ($22 value)
- $20 for market admission and drinks for four on January 25 or 26 ($44 value)
The Treasure Island Flea boutique pop-up show holds its January market inside 1 Avenue of the Palms, the last building remaining in use from the 1939 World's Fair. While visitors peruse the 300-plus vendors, they can enjoy sipping the bartender's choice of specialty cocktails or mocktails. The specialty cocktail is a spiced Fuji sangria made with Pisco Portón, Galliano L'autentico, persimmon, Fuji apple juice, orange, and local red wine. The mocktail is a Mixi's "live" ginger nonalcoholic beer, with handcrafted "live" fermented ginger, lemon juice, and organic cane juice that is served tall over ice with fresh mint. At this dog-friendly event, free parking is available. Scavenger hunts take place both days, and all of the festivities are soundtracked by local bands. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Treasure Island Flea
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, co-owner Angie Ansanelli called Treasure Island Flea "an upscale urban marketplace,” adding, “We curate all the vendors." She and her husband Charles devoted two years to scouring the region for unique merchants, including dealers of vintage goods and antiques, local wineries, and gourmet food trucks. It was the natural culmination of a 25-year marriage and business partnership spent manning a string of entertainment and retail shops on Pier 39.
Those early businesses gave way to a line of patriotic sportswear just in time for the 1994 Olympics, an endeavor that ultimately inspired Treasure Island Flea: the pair wanted to market their new duds at an open-air market, but, unable to find one or lift the roof off one of their existing shops, they created their own. Today, Treasure Island Flea harbors finds such as furniture crafted from recycled ship wood, hand-stitched bags, and pinball machines. Breaks in shopping and eating are filled with live music, scavenger hunts, and do-it-yourself workshops.