Vancouver & Richmond Night Markets Opening for 2012


Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 11:19am PST
Comments 2

Vancouver and Richmond Night Markets are re-opening for the season this month with shopping, entertainment, and the hottest street food around. With three night markets now in the area (including a new market in Richmond) I thought that an overview was in order.

P1140622
Photo credit: Pat Z – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool.

Richmond Night Market Richmond Night Market
Photo credit: Vancouver4Life.com & Vancouver4Life.com on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool.

Chinatown Night Market

Location: Keefer Street (between Main and Columbia), Vancouver
Opening: Opening May 18, 2012 until September 9, 2012
Dates/Times: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Features: This is the original night market now going into its 17th year! Fashions, gifts, crafts, and snacks. Booths contain merchandise from a variety of vendors including electronics, clothing, music, and more. There are also street performances with dancing, singing, magic, along with games and prizes.
Website, Twitter, Facebook

Summer Night Market

Location: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
Opening: Opening May 11, 2012 until September 16, 2012
Dates/Times: Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Holidays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Features: The legendary summer night market in Richmond that saw over 28,000 visitors last year. Jewelry, art, home decor, bubble tea and waffle cakes to computers and electronics. Nightly performances are listed online including kung fu demonstrations, belly dancing, bands and other vocal performances.
Website, Twitter, Facebook

Richmond Night Market

Location: 8351 River Road (near the River Rock), Richmond
Opening: Opening May 18, 2012 until October 8, 2012
Dates/Times: Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Holidays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Features: It’s the newest night market but behind it is organizer Raymond Cheung who first started the original Richmond Night Market years ago. 18 acres, 250 booths, 80 vendors, family-friendly entertainment.
Website, Twitter, Facebook

The night markets are free to attend but bring your wallet to stock up on ingredients, merchandise, and sample what vendors will be cooking up.

Current contests on Miss604.com

2 comments

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    For those of you interested in a little history into how the “new” Richmond Night Market is really the “old” Richmond Night Market, I wrote a post about it last month:
    http://btr.michaelkwan.com/2012/04/09/three-vancouver-area-night-markets-this-year/

    Another word to the wise is bring cash. Most, if not all of the vendors do not accept plastic, though there are usually (for fee) ATMs on site.

  2. Thanks for the tips, Michael. I did note that the “new” market was started up by Raymond Cheung but it’s good to get the full backstory.

    “It’s the newest night market but behind it is organizer Raymond Cheung who first started the original Richmond Night Market years ago.”

next »
Fraiche Wednesday Wine Series
« previously
Ashiana Restaurant Surrey
Big Sisters