If there’s one summer event in Metro Vancouver that you should absolutely bring an out-of-towner to, it’s the Richmond Night Market (8351 River Road, Richmond).
The seasonal outdoor extravaganza opens next week and runs through the fall (May 11 to October 8), taking place every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and stat holiday evening.
Its the largest night market in North America, and the annual event doesn’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying a hungry attendee. One of the most anticipated highlights at the local hot spot is the International Food Fair, where various vendors will offer more than 500 varieties of mouth-watering items.
There will be around 20 to 30 new stalls at the food fair this year, serving plenty of new dishes like Korean dessert pancakes, Filipino burritos, Vietnamese crepes, Brazilian pastries, nitrogen ice-cream balls, pineapple and watermelon juice served in their shells, Taiwanese baos, Japanese poutine, Korean-style fried chicken wings, and much more.
The featured theme at this year’s night market is “Amazing Summer”, which means there will be plenty of tropical-focused food options and fun. A new seafood festival will take place, and offer items like king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, lobster, and other shellfish. An “Under the Sea” bouncy castle will keep the kids entertained, while an amazing race inflatable obstacle course can help you burn some calories after pigging out on all the grub.
Other highlights include a dinosaur park, paddle boats, a baby playground, and live performances featuring music, martial arts, and dancing.
Admission ($4.25 per person) is available at the gate; seniors and children 10 and under get in for free. Zoom passes ($25 for six admissions) can get you express entry and avoid the line-up. Free parking is available on-site, and can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles.
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