If you love the hunt for new-to-you treasures as much as acquiring them, check out the Browncroft Garage Sale. This biennial event boasts 200 garage sales in a square mile, at the rate of about one out of every three houses. Bike over to the Browncroft neighborhood or park your car and walk to dozens of sales amid lilacs, forsythia, and springtime air. The event takes place Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, but several sales will open Friday night. The neighborhood is on the city's east side, just west of the I-590 Browncroft and Blossom exits and east of Winton Road. Signs and balloons will guide visitors to the area and individual houses hosting sales.
You can even preview what is for sale before you head out at browncroftna.org, where participants have posted lists of sale items. Shoppers may print out a map of the 17 streets with address numbers for each participating home. More information is also available at the event's Facebook page: facebook.com/browncroftna and you can get updates on Twitter @browncroftna.