5 reasons to discover the Richmond Night Market (opening May 10!)

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There’s no other way of saying it, the Richmond Night Market is epic.

First founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Raymond Cheung, the Richmond Night Market has grown from modest beginnings since its first location at the Continental Centre on Cambie Road.

Now, the Richmond Night Market is the largest Night Market in North America and has become an international attraction, attracting over 1 million visitors each year.

The opening date of this hotly anticipated annual event is fast approaching and we can’t help but get excited for an upcoming summer of food, shopping, and entertainment! In anticipation of the event, let’s take a look at some of the top 5 things to discover once the Richmond Night Market opens for the 2019 season!

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5 reasons to discover the Richmond Night Market (opening May 10!)

Richmond Night Market Officially Opens for the 2018 Summer Season

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Summer in Vancouver isn’t complete without a visit or two (or five) to the extremely popular Richmond Night Market, which returns for the 2018 season on Friday, May 11.

The weekly market is held from Friday to Sunday nights (and on holidays) and attracts huge crowds; typically around 30,000 visitors check out the market each night. The Richmond Night Market is known for its endless rows of food stands, nightly entertainment, and as being one of the best places to buy cheap, funny socks in Vancouver.

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Richmond Night Market Officially Opens for the 2018 Summer Season

Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

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It wouldn’t be a summer in Vancouver without a trip to a night market. We’re lucky to be spoiled with choice in our city with three amazing and diverse night markets to choose from – all a short distance from Downtown. If it’s exotic food you’re looking for, the Richmond Night Market has over 100 booths to tempt your tastebuds. Partial to food trucks and beer gardens? North Vancouver might have your new favourite Friday night hang out. Rather see a market that truly lights up the night? The Illumination Night Market may be what you’re after.

We’ve put together the essential details you’ll need to know about each night market below. If you can’t decide which one to go to, why not check them all out!? But hurry, you only have three more months of summer left! (You know those months are going to fly by). Check out your guide to the 2017 summer night markets in Vancouver below:

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Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!

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You know it’s officially summer time when the Vancouver night markets open up again for the season. This Friday the two extremely popular Richmond Night Markets are opening up just in time for the May long weekend.

Thousands of people crowd to each of these night markets (plus the ones in North Vancouver and Downtown) every weekend in the summer for good reason. The food is mouth-wateringly delicious (if you know what to get) and the experience is something worth writing home about!

Without further ado, here’s our 2015 edition of the Essential guide to the Vancouver Night Markets this summer:

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Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!

The Essential Guide to the Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

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As the nights get longer and temperatures get warmer, one of the best places to spend the evenings in Vancouver is at a summer night market. Delicious, deep fried food, cheap socks, and lots of other surprises are waiting for you.

This weekend and next, the summer night markets in Vancouver are opening up for the season, and while the Chinatown night market may be closed this year, you still have a great selection of other options around town, including:
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The Essential Guide to the Summer Night Markets in Vancouver