Everyone loves a bargain and there’s no richer ground for bargain-hunting than the Mile High Flea Market, an 80-acre open-air and covered market, open year round. Situated 10 miles northwest of Downtown Denver in Henderson, it has been the premier destination for buyers and sellers alike since 1976.
More than 2500 vendors crowd the vast sales space on a typical weekend, and over a million visitors pass through the gates each year. Between the four-season farmer’s market stuffed with freshly harvested local produce, the open-air garage sale, and the permanent stores of the indoor market, shoppers can get just about everything under the sun. Dogs are welcome for a $5 fee, which comes with a matted cart for your dog to keep his paws cool from the hot ground.
Open Air Market and Amusement Rides in Henderson
Mile High Flea Market isn’t just about shopping, however. It’s a full-day destination spot for local residents and visitors alike. There is a large amusement park area, with well-maintained and clean rides ranging from the Ferris Wheel to the Bumper Boats to the Dragon Coaster. The rides aren’t free, but ticket prices are very modest, ranging from $0.75 to $2.25 per ride. Rides are only open on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s located between L and K streets near 4th and 5th avenues.
Amusement park rides include:
- Heritage Big Wheel
- Dragon Coaster
- Freddy’s Bumper Boats
- Freddy’s Ferris Wheel
- Freddy’s Bounce House
- Freddy’s Bump N’ Go Bumper Cars
- Arcade Zone
- Mayhem Truck Zone
- Super Slide
Once the kids are worn out from riding the rides and playing in the amusement area, there are more than 15 food carts, beer stands, cafes, and sit-down restaurants in the Market. Seasonal live music rounds out the attractions of the market, with national acts holding forth on the Flea Market Stage. There are special events from time to time, including the occasional Free Admission Fridays and Free Ride Fridays.
Admission and Hours
The Mile High Flea Market is open every weekend year-round from 7 AM to 5 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located at the corner of I-76 and 88th Avenue, it’s a major landmark and easy for even the newest tourist to find. Daily admission is $2 per adult on Friday and $3 apiece for Saturday and Sunday, or adults can buy a $5 three-day pass to cover the whole weekend. Kids under 12 are admitted free. If your taste runs more to selling, small booth space start at just $13 per day, with a wide variety of add-ons and conveniences.
Address: 7007 E 88th Ave, Henderson, CO 80640
Season: Year round
Map: Mile High Flea Market (PDF)
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sundays; 7am to 5pm
Pets: Yes, welcome with a $5 mat-lined cart you rent (keep their paws cool)