1. Marine Gear Swap Meet
City: Chula Vista, CA
Category: Annual Events & Festivals
Address: 550 Marina Parkway
Description: Calling the oars and craft crowd: This is the boat and water-sport-related swap meet of which dreams are made. What can you expect? A humongous parking lot heaped with good, used items. Here you’ll find generators, compasses, scuba stuff, captain’s hats, and other items a boater can’t live without. There are plenty of interesting objects for boating-gear collectors, too. It’s billed as a great day for the seafarer. There are shows in June and October as well, but this is the biggest. Admission is free, but if you have stuff to sell, you’ll need to rent a space.