Citywide Garage Sale

                                                                            SPRING EVENT CANCELED - May 16, 2020 

Due to the pandemic, Coronavirus (Novel COVID-19), all events through May have been canceled.

The Fall 2020 Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled to occur on October 3rd.  Please mark your calendars.


  This event is rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather, it is the host's purview to cancel or proceed.

dID You Know?

In 1990, El Cerrito resident, Marianne Hegeman, proposed the concept of a Citywide Garage Sale to the El Cerrito City Council. Hegeman, an avid proponent of reuse and recycling, got the idea shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in October 1989, when many residents in El Cerrito could not have their home foundations inspected because their garages were packed full of stuff. The City Council endorsed the idea and the City has held one or two garage sales per year ever since.

Each year the City’s Recycling + Environmental Resource Center designates a date for residents who want to participate and hold their own garage sales. The City then advertises and promotes the event, attracting shoppers from all over the East Bay. The event not only promotes reuse, it also gives residents a chance to get rid of clutter; it is a fun community event and a chance to get to know neighbors.

Items at a Garage Sale