As a new resident in the Bay Area, whenever someone mentions Treasure Island I laugh. This must be a San Fran joke I’m not yet privy to. Treasure Island is a place for pirates, or at least where they go looking for gold. Or something. It’s been a long time since I saw the Disney adaptation.

But then I am reassured that in fact this small island exists and is floating out in the Bay under the bridge. And not only do fun and interesting things take place there, people actually live on Treasure Island. I still haven’t wrapped my head around this entirely.

Nevertheless, this weekend, and for several other weekends this fall, Treasure Island will play host to what should be an awesome flea market. The open-air site boasts local designers, entertainment and a great view back of the city. So strap on an eye patch, find your inner-urban-pirate and go hunt for some treasures.

Accessible via car and public transportation.

2011 Show Dates & Times:

9am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

$3 Admission  FREE PARKING

(Kids 12 & under Free)
September 24 – 25, 2011

October     29 – 30, 2011

November  26 – 27, 2011
Dog Friendly – Well behaved pooches on a leash welcome.