Thieves Market’s Season Begins On 11/7 & 12/5 at Big Sur in Tempe

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What began as community flea markets eight years ago in the “dusty cowboy town” of Cave Creek have morphed into outdoor events filled with old-school antique, vintage, handmade, art and exotic imports. The incredible Thieves Market is now at the historic Big Surf Waterpark lot, 1500 N. McClintock Drive in Tempe—usually on the first Saturday of the month through the end of March.

The first markets of the season are on November 7 and December 5, followed by February 6, March 6 and March 27. There is no market in January. 

The wonderful and wacky Thieves Markets are held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and kids, age 12 and under, are admitted free. Mellow pets on a leash are welcome. Parking is FREE.

Over the years, Thieves Market has become a local staple for loads of sellers—from savvy pickers, Junkers, creative types and inventors to folks looking to unload Aunt Mildred’s house full of antiques and collectables. 

Thieves Market is a hot shopping spot for crazy collectors, free spirited decorators, high-octane artsy treasure hunters and weekend warriors! Be ready to dig and haggle at this flea known for its diverse selection of the “weird and wonderful.” It’s great fun and you never know what you’ll find, such as vintage furniture, clothing, jewelry, tools, salvage, industrial and odds and ends. You name it and it’s bound to be in the Market somewhere—and at a reasonable price! This is where dealers shop. And, keep in mind, it features local business owners. 

Please note that safety precautions will be in place for the protection of all visitors and vendors including: 6 foot spacing between booths, wide customer aisles, suggested routes of circulation and a mask requirement for everyone inside the market.

Learn more, including vendor info, at There are lots of photos, reviews and comments at and info on Instagram. You can also email:

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