On Memorial Day, the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association will present Gypsy Caravan for its 44th straight year. A city within a city is created for up to 15,000 shoppers eager to find bargains and unique treasures as one of the Midwest’s largest antique, craft and flea markets takes place. This shopper’s paradise, on May 30, will be open from 7a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine and located at The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway in St. Charles, Missouri.
This year will be the third year for Gypsy Caravan to be located at The Family Arena! There will be shuttles , off site parking, and enhanced traffic management to be sure shoppers can conveniently and efficiently access the event. The location allows for both indoor and outdoor booth spaces for vendors and attendees, as well as flat, accessible, adjacent parking for attendees. The indoor arena floor, mezzanine and south parking lot will be transformed as vendors display their wares. Gypsy Caravan is offering hundreds of outdoor vendor spaces as well as over 170 indoor arena floor vendor spaces, which will provide air conditioned comfort for both the vendors and ticket buyers.
Because Gypsy Caravan is a nationally recognized fair, vendors come from a number of states and offer everything from trinkets to treasures, birdhouses, to bureaus. It’s an incredible selection of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, fashions, crafts and much more. Something is bound to catch the shopper’s eye, capture their hearts and whet their appetite. There will also be a Hospitality Corner outside for those who would like to take a break, get out of the sun and take a look at their new purchases.
Early Bird (7:00-9:00am): $20
General (9:00am-5:00pm): $10
Free at all times for children under age 13. Sorry, no pets allowed.
*10% Discount if purchased at any Dierbergs Markets beginning May 1, 2016 (Early Bird: $18.00; General: $9.00).
With help from Dierbergs, proceeds from the event support the St. Louis Symphony and Education Concerts serving 40,000 students from 1,000 area schools each season. The Symphony offers more than 250 free community events each year across the region.
Off-Site Parking Locations: Ample free parking is available at three locations with transportation to and from The Family Arena in multiple air-conditioned motor coach shuttles. CLICK HERE for directions and more information.
Edwards Jones – Corporate Headquarters
158 Progress Parkway, MO 63043
Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
2300 West Clay Street, 63301
St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, 63033
Directions from East: Take I-64 W/US-40 W to I-270 N. Take exit 16 for Page Avenue toward Missouri D. Keep left at the fork, and follow the signs for MO-364 W/St. Charles. Then take exit 14 for Upper Bottom Road/Arena Parkway and turn right onto Arena Parkway/S River Road.
Directions from West: Take 1-70 E/US-40 E toward St. Louis. Follow I-70 E and take exit 229, then turn right onto S 5th St in St. Charles. Drive to Arena Parkway/S River Road.
Starting in 1973, Gypsy Caravan has raised more than $3.4 million in support of the St. Louis Symphony and its mission to enrich people’s lives through the power of music. The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association (SVA) hosts the traditional Memorial Day event in an effort to present unique education programs and fundraising projects that support the STL Symphony and reach thousands of students each year. For more information follow the St. Louis Symphony on Twitter at @slso and #slsoGypsy or visit: www.stlsymphony.org/gypsycaravan.
Interested in being a vendor?
Reserve your spot at Gypsy Caravan today—booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Hotels near The Family Arena are filling up fast due to multiple events; make reservations early.
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