There’s only two night markets left this summer, so make sure to attend this weekend’s event! There’s lots to see like DANakaDAN and a Studio Ghibli Themed Art Walk, plus meet Bruce Lee’s daughter and try a new line of tea blends inspired by the legend himself! More information on these special attractions are down below. And as usual, 626 Night Market will be housing hundreds of food, merchandise, and craft vendors, music performances from local talent, and other games and activities inviting participation from YOU! Welcome to your night market.
Friday 4pm–1am | Saturday 4pm–1am | Sunday 4pm–11pm
$3 admission | Free parking
Children 6 and under are free
Admission is CASH ONLY
Plan your visit to 626 Night Market with the event map and directory! While there will also be some directory signage located around the venue, many attendees have found planning their visit ahead makes the night market experience efficient and enjoyable.
Here’s a list of some tips for event-goers that’ll help them have a good time. Please share this with your friends in preparation for the upcoming Night Market events this season!
1. Don’t like crowds? Arrive early.
The dinner rush is usually 6–9pm. Arrive before or after to avoid the longest lines. (If arriving super early, bring an umbrella or some kind of sun protection so the late afternoon summer heat is more tolerable.)
2. Average food expenditure is around $20 per person.
The person with an average appetite spends around $20 for 3-5 different food items. The major perk for that price is that you get to pick and choose any of the hundreds of food items available in one place, plus enjoy free entertainment!
3. For maximum comfort and leisure, bring these items.
Comfortable shoes (for standing in lines), sunblock, picnic blanket (for the nice grassy areas), a bag (to hold all the food and goodies), and even an umbrella for shade.
4. Tremendous food choices can be overwhelming at first visit.
Look through the directory on the website and posters peppered throughout the venue for an overview of the night market. Ask around or utilize social media (see Tip #11) such as Instagram to find what’s buzzing.
5. Strategy 1: Divide and Conquer
The best strategies we’ve seen so far is to come in a big group, tackle several booths at once and re-group to share the items together. Lots more food to try, less wait times.
6. Strategy 2: Time Surf
Come early for the uber-popular food items first while there’s little to no line, then take your time trying the other food vendors. You can have it all!
7. Don’t be intimidated by long lines. Many of them go at a good pace.
Different vendors have different line rates. Feel free to ask people in line to gauge the real wait times. Also, there are plenty of vendors with shorter to no lines who are all worth trying. Maybe you’ll find the next food hype?
8. More seating are found in merchandise and entertainment areas.
Food areas can get packed during dinner rush so it’s optimized for standing and walking only.
9. Stinky tofu.
Some love it, some hate it. If you’re the latter, breathing through the mouth can help.
10. See something that needs our attention? Flag down a staff member or volunteer.
Your safety and well-being is our number-one priority. 626 Night Market staff members can be found patrolling at all times to ensure everything is going well (we’re wearing special event t-shirts and lanyard badges). For non-urgent issues, we have plenty of volunteers around who can help!
11. Follow 626 Night Market on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date event information.
Our social media is active at all times during the event, providing live important event updates such as how crowded it is, which entrances have shorter lines, which parking lots may be full, etc. If you have any issues, comments, or concerns (or just want to send us some love), tweet @626NightMarket and #626NightMarket to get your comment seen and addressed.
Headlining the entertainment acts is DANakaDAN, an alternative hip hop artist and rapper based in Los Angeles. Don’t miss his awesome performance on Friday, August 7th at 9pm!
The entertainment lineup is sure to keep your ears and tummies happy while you’re browsing our huge section of food, merchandise, craft, and art vendors.
Meet Shannon Lee, actress, businesswoman, and daughter of famed martial arts film star Bruce Lee on August 8th from 7-9pm! Shannon continues the legacy with Bruce Tea, a new line of iced teas based on her father’s personal tea recipes for wellness and performance. Shannon invites fans to the Bruce Tea stand, where they can meet her,take photos, and sample the tea.
Here’s a copy of the 626 Night Market flyer that you can share with all your friends and family! Let them know where you’ll be at this weekend.