2017 Night Market for 626

Jun 27, 2017

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created the 626 Night Market.

It’s the 6th season of night markets with June 30-July 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.

Try raw oysters at Oysters Rawr (C58) or Waffleland’s egg waffles with ice cream. How about aqua frescas in baby bottles? Sunday Cafe (C72) also serves bacon wrapped hot dogs and a donut burger. Sample some tender alligator meat and garlic noodles at Cajun House (C83) by way of El Monte.

Seoul Street has steamed buns, a shrimp garlic spicy quesadilla (top right), and it’s popular bulgogi fries where french fries are covered with caramelized kimchi, grilled Korean-style beef, and a mayonnaise spiked with Sriracha.


Crescendo Ice Cream‘s nitrogen-infused smoky treats with a painter’s palette of dipping sauces; photo source, Crescendo Ice Cream.


For “things,” Goldsmith (A09) sells wooden air plant holders and magnets while Pattra’s Home (A16) has handmade crochet, leather, and yarn dolls. Leather dolls? Ah, here’s a bunny now. Certainly adorable, but looking a wee bit alarmed…



At 626 Night Market, you’ll find Korean beauty products, a Hawaiian salt potpourri, organic bath bombs, handcrafted miniature flowers, bridal bindi, and wire name necklaces. Four Ever Gems (D19) sells its “upcycled bottle goblets and lights” and “kimono owls.” You could always go for some “emoji art”…



Or perhaps, Kat Morse’s headbands, vinyl records and rubber stamps art…


Kat Morse’s Hot Mess Workshop headband; photo via Hot Mess Workshop.


If you’re feeling peckish once more, you might try an umami rice bowl, lamb skewers, or lobster nachos from Lobsterdamus. Besides the food booths, food trucks such as The Pudding Truck and Crepes Bonaparte are on site, and while your at it, do a good deed and stop by the bone marrow donor registry (D39).

You never know what you’ll run into at night.


Photo source: EcoYardscapes (D11).


626 Night Market
Friday-Saturday, June 30-July 1st, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, July 2nd, 4-11 p.m.
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 91007
Free parking!
Enter through Gates 3, 5 or 8
Admission: Friday & Sunday, $3; Saturday, $5
For complete info, visit


Photo source: Honey Belle.


Gravity LA (D32) at 626 NightMarket.




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