Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2018 spring and summer season. Metro Vancouver will have three night markets return for another year.
Night Markets are a favourite summer activity for locals and a must-do activity. They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission! Overall, night markets are an affordable, low-cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place. But that’s not all that you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games, beer gardens (19+), organic foods including produce and meat, and so much more!
If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach. Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!
Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2018 night markets in Metro Vancouver!
Shipyards Night Market
The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent. While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping! At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more! You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed on a leash at the Shipyards Night Market. The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin. Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.
Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC
When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 4 – September 28
Richmond Night Market
At the market you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, enjoy games, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors! Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the info visitor info booth for coupons. They also offer free admission and a t-shirt if your birthday is in May or June and show up on the day of your birthday with I.D. Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC
Admission: $4.25 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.
When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 11 – October 8
Fridays on Front
The market will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, and food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest. Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.
Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC
When: Fridays 5 pm-9 pm; July 6 – August 24
Before you go, share your favourite night market in the comments below! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog by e-mail or RSS feed or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about all of the latest deals and free events around Metro Vancouver.