Fri 8/25 @ 5-11PM
The third season of the Night Markets in Asiatown began inauspiciously in June — or rather, they didn’t begin. A nasty storm blew up just as the event was set to get underway, blowing away vendor tents and destroying the merchandise. So the Night Market was cancelled for the first time.
So by July, people were eager to get to this market, which attracts massive crowds to the block-long stretch on Rockwell filled with local artisan and maker vendor carts and booths, (mostly) Asian food providers grilling food on the spot, and entertainers from various cultures, ranging from DJs to ethic dancers to taiko drummers to rock & roll bands. In any given month, you might see costumed performers, stiltwalkers and Chinese dragon dancers wending through the crowd adding atmosphere, especially after dark.
While the number of artist/vendors and food offerings (including food trucks) has multiplied, so have the crowds. If you’d like to avoid long lines for food, it’s a good idea to arrive early, get your plate and find yourself a spot at one of the picnic tables in the parking lot with he big stage and settle in to catch some of the performances.
The Night Markets are kid-friendly, pet-friendly and best of all, they’re free.