Citywide Garage Sale

SHOP OVER 40 LOCATIONS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023                                                          

Below, please find the embedded Citywide Garage Sale Map for you to utilize via cell phone or via computer in preparation for the event. Locations have been categorized for your convenience.  NOTE:  This season, we are utilizing  Hard copies will also be provided and will be posted in the Exchange Zone at the Recycling Center (7501 Schmidt Lane), at the Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane), and in the lobby at City Hall (10890 San Pablo Avenue) for those that prefer a paper copy.  Otherwise, thank you for going paperless to experience the Spring event virtually.  Enjoy!!! 

If you missed the opportunity to be listed on the map for this event, please host your sale anyway.  Given the number of locations, the probability is extremely high that those utilizing the map to find listed locations may find your sale along the way.  

Questions? -  Contact us via email or call us at (510) 215-4350.

please note:  This event is rain or shine.  In inclement weather including poor air quality due to wildfire smoke, it will be 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