Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on large gatherings, all events have been cancelled until further notice.
These fun Sunday fairs feature 185 tables of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode -- 175 different vendors equals a super selection to
suit every taste and budget! Come see why so many designers, collectors and antiques dealers consider this the place to buy...
Mid-century Modernist decor Vintage & estate
jewelry Pop culture classics Boho & shabby chic accents French country collectibles Old dolls & toys Retro glam accessories
Decorative art pottery & glass Funky 50's kitsch Art Deco & Art Nouveau Space age design Paintings & prints Antiquarian books Advertising & memorabilia
Depression-era kitchenware Period lighting & fixtures
Ephemera Textiles & linens
Timepieces Sterling & silver-plate General store items
Folk art & primitives Militaria and much more
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Get Directions
General Admission $5 at Door 10am-3pm (Cash Only) Special Early-Bird Admission $20 at Door 7am-10am (during vendor set-up) Kids Under 13 Free with Adult Admission Free Parking Snack Bar • ATM Wheelchair Accessible
Learn All About Your Vintage and Collectible Treasures! Ever wonder about the history of that antique cameo brooch you inherited, or the value of that brightly colored glass vase you snapped up at a garage sale? Drop-in appraisals are available from 10am-3pm at all Retro Design & Antiques Fairs, on a first-come-first-served basis. Items should be small enough to carry, with a maximum of three items per person allowed, and the cost of each verbal appraisal is $10 per item or 3 items for $25 (cash only please). We cannot accept responsibility for the safety of your items, so please take care to wrap fragile pieces well.
The appraisals will be conducted by Gale Pirie, an independent, accredited member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group with many years of experience in valuing estate goods. She's previously worked as an appraiser with the CBC's Canadian Antiques Roadshow, and we're delighted to offer her knowledge and expertise at all Retro Design & Antiques Fairs! For more information on Gale's work, read these features: Secondhand Savvy, Vancouver Sun, and Agassiz Harrison Observer.
Have some cool vintage and retro goodies you're ready to part with? Contact us for full vendor information, registration forms
and availability of dates.
Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue
Bus #20 Victoria/Downtown (south/northbound) and get off at the
corner of Commercial Drive and 14th Avenue. Walk south on Commercial
Drive two blocks to 16th Avenue.
From the Broadway
Skytrain Station, take Bus #20 Victoria southbound on Commercial
and follow the directions above.
From Highway #1
westbound, take the Grandview Highway Exit #28B. Continue along
Grandview Highway westbound, which eventually becomes 12th Avenue,
and turn left onto Commercial Drive, then left again onto 16th Avenue.
From Highway #99 northbound, take the Westminster Highway Exit #36.
Keep right onto Westminster Highway east, then follow the signs
for Vancouver via Knight Street. Continue along Knight Street northbound,
which eventually becomes Clark Drive. Turn right onto 12th Avenue,
right again onto Commercial Drive, then left onto 16th Avenue.
The centre has 2
complimentary parking lots, with entrances on 16th Avenue and Findlay
Street. Free parking is also available on the street (check signage
for any restrictions).
Be sure to allow enough time after the antiques fair to explore Commercial Drive, ranked as one of North America's hippest neighborhoods. Affectionately known as The Drive, this culturally diverse area is brimming with funky, eclectic shops and galleries, specialty restaurants and bakeries, trendy sidewalk coffee bars...not to be missed! For more information on Commercial Drive, check the following websites: www.thedrive.ca www.yelp.ca www.insidevancouver.ca