The Best Flea Markets in Daegu, Korea
Unique items at a Daegu free market | © Mimsie Ladner
Daegu’s popular flea markets primarily deal in handmade clothing and crafts. So whether you’re looking to pick up some locally made gifts or just want to get a close up look at the city’s budding art scene, these fun and festive markets are the places to do it.
Flea market or treasure trove? © Mimsie Ladner
Daegu Free Market
Operated by the Daegu Art Creation Center, a non-profit organisation that fosters the development of local culture and art, the Daegu Free Market runs on the weekends at various locations. Boasting a variety of gently used wares, as well as handmade goods made by local artists, the market is a must visit for all art lovers. Those looking to sell their own products can register for a small fee.
Daemyeong-dong Art Market
Market, Art Gallery
Held on Saturdays (except the last week of the month, when it takes place on Wednesdays), the Daemyeong-dong Market brings together locals and visitors of all ages. Browse stalls selling art
and handmade items along the street that runs from the main gate of Keimyung University to the nearby theater area. The atmosphere becomes even more festive when singers
and dancers take to the stage in the early evenings.
The Social Market
is yet another space for local artisans to run their unique pop-up shops that boast everything from wearable accessories to beautifully crafted home goods. Browse handmade candles, clothing and whimsical potted plants, or have your portrait drawn by a caricature artist
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Daegu Art Factory
Originally operated as a tobacco manufacturing plant until the 1990s, the building that houses the present-day Daegu Art Factory (DAF) was repurposed as a resource centre for Daegu’s artist community in 2007.
In addition to hosting a variety of art exhibitions, cultural activities and performances, the DAF also holds a flea market on the last Saturday of the month. Made up of over 30 vendors, the market features handmade items of all sorts for very reasonable prices. Floral arrangements, paper crafts and jewelry are all available and you can grab a snack at the café on the main floor.
58-2 Suchang-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea, +82-2-1330