This market, which styles itself on London’s Portobello Market, has become quite the to-do in town. It takes place inside the beaux-arts Plumbers Hall, where more than 200 antique dealers hock collectibles, costume jewelry, furniture, books, Turkish rugs and pinball machines.
One of the coolest facets is the Indie Designer Fashion Market, where the city’s fledgling designers sell their one-of-a-kind skirts, shawls, handbags and other pieces. In summer the action spills into the street. A free trolley picks up patrons downtown by the Water Works Pumping Station hourly (on the half hour, May through September only). You can save a few bucks if you buy your ticket online.