Photo courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.


 The new location of the Opa Locka Flea Market

MIAMI, May 11th, 2023 – May is National Small Business Month, a time to recognize and support the small businesses that are the backbone of our communities. This is particularly important and evident in Miami, where small businesses are a vital part of the local economy. This month also serves as an opportunity for us to celebrate and appreciate our community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In honor of Small Business Month, we want to highlight one of the most unique and vibrant small businesses in Miami: The Opa Locka Flea Market. The flea market is a beautiful place to meet new people, find out about local events, and get to know and patronize new businesses.

The Opa Locka Flea Market has been a cultural staple in our community for over 40 years and they have a new home located at 13449 NW 42 Avenue (inside Atlantic Hosiery). The Opa Locka Flea Market is a home to vendors providing everything from fresh produce and handmade crafts to clothing, shoes, jewelry, and electronics. The Opa Locka Flea Market is not only a place for family-led businesses and newly budding businesses, but it also serves as a cultural hub. For many who immigrate to South Florida and decide to make Miami their home, the Flea Market is the first place that is recommended to visit to find unique items from local vendors that can help you furnish your new home. Through the Flea market you get to support small businesses and get a great deal on items that may otherwise be overpriced in other stores, which are often big box retailers.

Not only is the Opa Locka Flea Market a great place to get unique items and support small businesses, but it also serves as a great way to connect with the community. The Opa Locka Flea Market is where people of all backgrounds come together to connect, share stories, and build relationships. When you visit and support the Flea Market, you are not only patronizing small businesses, but you are also supporting dreams and playing a role in helping communities in the area thrive. The Flea Market is open 7 days a week from 9am-6pm, offers free admission and parking all year long and we have three actional steps for you to take during this May.

  • Visit the Opa Locka Flea Market during this month and make it a family day!
  • If you are a small business owner, consider partnering with a small business located in the flea market by purchasing your inventory or goods there.
  • As we prepare for hurricane season, consider patronizing the businesses in the Opa Locka Flea Market to get those important and much needed items to become storm ready.

Let’s all do our part to support small businesses in Miami and beyond!

Team members of the Miami Foundation and Catalyst Miami visit the new location of the Opa Locka Flea Market

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