The 2013 Chinatown Night Market in Vancouver is the best place to find amazing food and local entertainment in an outdoor party setting this Summer.
The Chinatown Night Market is one of the best things about summer in Vancouver!
It runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm-11pm May 17 to September 8th 2013 in Vancouver on Keefer Street between Columbia and Main . A good starting point is from the Vancouver Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classic Chinese Garden downtown.
This years Chinatown Night Market brings together fantastic food, vendors and always entertaining ‘main stage’ performances. And this year they’ve added outdoor Ping Pong!!! On occasional nights, you too can go paddle-a-paddle with contenders, between bites of Vij’s Curries, tasty New Town Bakery Steam Buns, The Pie Shoppe Pecan Pie or a Potato on a stick!! Read the Georgia Straight article on Ping Pong Nights at Chinatown with Dustin Bromley and Michael Unger on Friday June 14th.
The Chinatown Night Market brings the whole Chinatown neighbourhood together, having fun along the heritage streets of Chinatown, from the boho hipsters to the young trendy techies to the mahjong elders – its a great mix! And everyone seems delighted to add more people to the mix!
Check out the schedule for what’s on offer each night. There will be live music, storytelling, and Mahjong; new vendors, (like Vij’s Railway Express Truck) more food, and outdoor classic movie screenings and the newly added (and I expect to be a classic hit) ping pong tournaments. Shop the brick and mortar mom-and-pop stores, browse the vendors, savour a cocktail at the Keefer Bar and munch the Tornado Potatos. Enjoy the neighbourhood and the long summer evenings.
Every weekend from May 17th to September 8th from 6pm – 11pm.
June 1st – Tiger Ping Pong presents The Chinatown Ping Pong Club, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
June 7th – Roku Taiko / The Hastings St. Band / Okinawan Drummers / VPD Lion Dance, 7pm to 9:45pm
June 8th – Rain City Chronicles, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
June 14th – Tiger Ping Pong presents The Chinatown Ping Pong Club, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
June 15th – Hun Gar Shaolin Kung Fu Showcase, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
June 21st – Chinatown Mahjong Social, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
June 22nd – Chinatown Outdoor Cinema presents Iron Monkey, 9:30pm – 11:00pm
June 28th – The Kingsgate Chorus
June 29th – Weekend Leisure Karaoke, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
July 5th – Night Visions: Projection Photo Show, 9:30pm – 10:45pm
July 6th – Hip Hop Karaoke, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
July 12th – Tiger Ping Pong presents Chinatown Ping Pong Club, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
July 13th – Chinatown Outdoor Cinema presents Enter the Dragon, 9:30pm – 11:00pm
July 19th – Project Limelight Variety Show
July 20th – Sonic Boom! Chinatown Street Fighter II Tournament, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
July 26th – Chinatown Mahjong Social, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
July 27th – Girls Rock Camp / Green Burrito Presents The Courtneys & Watermelon, 7pm to 9:30pm
Aug. 2nd – Weekend Leisure Karaoke, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Aug. 3rd – TBA
Aug. 9th – St James Music Academy, City Opera Vancouver & Modo Member Night 7:30pm to 9pm
Aug. 10th – TBA
Aug. 16th – Dumpling Weekend: Bao Bei Presents the Chinatown Dumpling Cook Off, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Aug. 17th – Dumpling Weekend: Eating & Making Contest with Demonstrations, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Aug. 23rd – TBA
Aug. 24th – The Asian Canadian Showcase: Local Writers, Artists & Performers
Aug. 30th – TBA
Aug. 31st – Green Burrito Presents The High Drops & Gal Gracen, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sept. 6th – TBA
Sept. 7th – AM1320 Closing Ceremony, 8pm to 9:30pm
More up-to-date detail can be found at the Chinatown Night Market Website
See you there!!