Outdoor market season is here! Check out deals and sweet new offerings

Dekalb Market is the new kid on the block, with a promising season ahead. Photo by Flickr's Scott Lynch.

With sunny skies and weather back in the 60s, it’s time to spend more time outside. This weekend we are happy to report that both the Brooklyn Flea and The Dekalb Market will be up and running outside so you can fulfill all of your shopping and eating pleasures. Both are offering special deals and events to mark the beginning of the season. Dekalb Market is going to be particularly lively this year, with an outdoor music venue, a farm and beer garden. To celebrate the opening weekend, it’s offering $1 mimosas until 2pm (cheaper than brunch drinks!), a petting zoo, Easter Egg hunts at noon, classes and workshops by places like 3rd Ward, Rooftop Farms and the Textile Arts Center, and live music at 3pm both Saturday and Sunday.

And while you’re probably familiar with the Brooklyn Flea, keep an eye on its newest venture, the Smorgasburg food market which is opening on Saturday in Williamsburg, at the East River Waterfront, and hopes to have a liquor license within a few weeks. This market includes over 75 vendors with all items food and food related, including kitchen utensils and housewares. So put some spring in your step and check these markets out this weekend! More about what to expect for your weekend outdoor shopping below.

 The Dekalb Market has 60 food and retail vendors housed in recycled shipping containers, plus 40 outdoor vendors selling crafts, vintage clothing, furniture and more.

The Brooklyn Flea will be opening both of its locations this weekend.The Fort Greene location features 150 vendors every Saturday in the schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. This spring the Flea features some new vendors such as vintage records from Jones Music, and planters made from repurposed items by Roots in Rust. The Williamsburg Fleas starts Sunday and has moved to a new site on the East River Waterfront, and its website boasts that it has “the same mix of vintage, antique, handmade, and food vendors as Fort Greene, with a gorgeous skyline view to boot.”

Dekalb MarketSaturday and Sunday 10am-6am,  138 Willoughby Street, Downtown

Brooklyn Flea – Fort GreeneSaturday 10pm – 5pm, Bishop Loughlin High School, Lafayette Ave. between Clermont + Vanderbilt.

Brooklyn Flea – WilliamsburgSunday 10am– 5pm, East River Waterfront (btw. North 6th + 7th St.)

Smorgasburg, Saturday 11am – 6pm,  East River Waterfront (btw. North 6th + 7th St.)

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