Staff Pick: Spring Flea in the Short North

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus Flea is hitting the town three times this year. Your first chance to dig into the event's riches in 2011 is this Sunday (the other dates are Aug. 7 and Oct. 9).

Spring Flea feels like a farmer's market, only the vendor booths feature crafty produce - crates of '70s vinyl, racks of cool clothing, vintage jewelry ripe for the picking. If you don't like shopping, come visit other purveyors of sweetness - Jeni's, Yeah Me Too coffee and local DJs.

New things to check out this round of Flea include a styling station and photo booth from Madewell (J. Crew's hip younger sister) and the debut of a local food cart, Freedom a la Cart, that will give part of its proceeds to battling human sex trafficking.

Get bit by the flea:

Fireproof Storage parking lot

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 8

1024 N. High St., Short North