Market Mexico Brightens up Robson Square this Weekend in Vancouver

Market Mexico Vancouver

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Market Mexico, a free outdoor market experience is returning to the heard of downtown Vancouver for Mexican Independence Day – Saturday, September 15.

Last year, over 20,000 people attended this free celebration of Mexican culture located in the lower level of Robson Square (near the ice skating rink). For 2018, the market returns from 11:30am until 8:00pm for an immersive cultural experience with food, drinks, music, arts, crafts, and shopping.

Market Mexico Vancouver

Image courtesy of Market Mexico

Markets, or mercados, have been a fixture in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times—Mexico City has over 300 markets alone, all with their own unique flavour and offerings.

At Vancouver’s Market Mexico, you can expect to be transported to one of these and experience the stunning food and culture of a real Mexican-style market.

The market will feature staples such as tacos, tortas, and elotes (Mexican corn); sweet treats like horchata, pastries, and churros; and refreshing aguas frescas, agave spirits, and micheladas.

In addition to the market and a licensed cantina, the event will feature shopping, music, and a Grito de Independencia—a ceremony to mark Mexican Independence Day. The ceremony will be held at 6pm, and is hosted by Berenice Diaz Ceballos from Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver.

Market Mexico Vancouver

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“At last year’s event it was inspiring to see Vancouver’s vibrant Mexican community, people who have never been to Mexico, and everyone in between all come together for a daylong celebration of the food, ambiance, and sounds of Mexico.” says one of the event organizers, Ernesto Gomez.

Market Mexico Quick Details

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver


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