Support Cool Local Business with Hill District Fleas
What were Flagship Fleas have now become The Hill District Fleas as they prove that Erie certainly does have many things to do, and plenty of trendy local businesses that are a must to check out.
Sunday, May 26
Have you found yourself saying, or heard someone else say that there's nothing to do in Erie? Perhaps you haven't been looking in the right places. What were Flagship Fleas have now become The Hill District Fleas as they prove that Erie certainly does have many things to do, and plenty of trendy local businesses that are a must to check out.
Emily Lynn George, owner of Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique, is the avid force behind this event, bringing many local business owners together. She is no stranger to the hard work that goes into making this event possible. She explains, "We ran five Flagship Fleas in 2018 from May to September. We ran with funding from our own pockets, and for the love of all things local. The mayor granted the road to be closed, which is huge because Peach Street is a first response one-way street. With the mayor behind our back, we knew it was go time to try and get the big city concept rolling a second time around."
George continues to excitedly inform that there will be "six fleas this year, on every last Sunday of the month from May through October, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We changed the event day to Sunday instead of Saturday. That just made sense. Sundays are a fun, chill day and that's the vibe we want to roll 'down the hill' with."
If you're not at all familiar with an event like this, expect to see numerous vendors, food trucks, interactive stations, and all good things local. As a bonus, it's fun for the whole family as it is both kid and pet-friendly.
"This event is unique because it's all handmade and hand-grown. It is Erie's only open air flea market that sources only local businesses and makers," says George. "These are put on to get other local artists and businesses known so they can make a living off what they passionately love and do!" emphasizes George.
Erie has a lot of incredible talent, shops, and people, and the Hills District Flea is a great place to start discovering them. — Kalli Oberlander
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. // The Hill, W. 26th-24th and Peach // facebook.com/TheShopsOnTheHillErie