What is 626 Night Market and OC Night Market?

Photo by William Greenblatt
Photo by William Greenblatt

626 Night Market is the original and largest night market in the United States with OC Night Market as a sister event in Orange County. 626 and OC Night Market are based on the famous night bazaars of Asia, which are known for their street foods, cheap shopping, and games. In addition to these activities, 626 and OC Night Market have grown and evolved to include crafters, visual artists, and live performers. Every event has unique additions such as Cosplay contests, dance crew battles, YouTube celebrities, or poetry slams. Truly something for everyone!

626 Night Market’s mission was to be a platform to showcase local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in our community: the San Gabriel Valley, California–also known as the 626 (telephone area code). Our mission still remains showcasing talent in our communities as we have expanded to include participants and attendees from all over Los Angeles and Southern California. 626 Night Market events now attract up to 100,000 people per event. Our events even inspired others to create night market type events throughout the U.S.!

626 Night Market and OC Night Market events are now known for their enormous food selections with over 100 food vendors at each event plus many more merchandise, arts & crafts vendors, and performers. Many of these food and merchandise vendors are unique pop-ups that are exclusive to 626 Night Market and OC Night Market. Foods span the spectrum from traditional Taiwanese street foods and classic Chinese dishes to fusion Asian/Mexican creations, Japanese takoyaki, fruit topped American funnel cakes, Orange County seafood, and more! Check out the May 13-15, 2016 vendor directory: http://www.ocnightmarket.com/vendor-directory-may-2016

Much hyped and rare creations found at 626 Night Market and OC Night Market include pho tacos, churros from Ridges Churro Bar, D-cakes (NSFW), HK egg waffles with ice cream, oyster pancakes, nitrogen ice cream, and stinky tofu.

For the 2016 season, we have expanded to 7 weekend events. Share with your favorite food-loving friends and family!

OC Night Market at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa
May 13th-15th
June 17th-19th
August 26th-28th
Fridays & Saturdays: 4pm-12am
Sundays: 4pm-11pm
Admission: $5, Kids 6 & Under Free

626 Night Market at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia
July 1st-3rd (July 4th Weekend extended hours until 1am each night)
July 22nd-24th
August 5th-7th
September 2nd-4th (Labor Day Weekend extended hours until 1am each night)
Regular Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays: 4pm-1am
Sundays: 4pm-11pm
Admission: $3, Kids 6 & Under Free

Vendor, performer, and artist spots are still available. If you or someone you know is a chef, entrepreneur, or artist, tell them to join the 626 and OC Night Market family!

Vendor Sign Up: www.626nightmarket.com/vendor-signup
Performer Sign Up: www.626nightmarket.com/performer-signup
Artist Sign Up: www.626nightmarket.com/artist-signup

For more event info or to sign-up for our newsletters to receive event updates, visit: www.626nightmarket.com or www.ocnightmarket.com.

Follow @626NightMarket and use #626NightMarket on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event updates.
Follow @OCNightMarket and use #OCNightMarket on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event updates.


Matcha Tast of NM
Photo courtesy of Dan Kim.


626 Night Market - Photo By Brian Fung

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