Richmond Night Market 2018: What To Know Before You Go

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Richmond Night Market Food

The annual Richmond Night Market will be back May 11th, offering visitors over 100 food stalls and 200 vendors to purchase from.

There will also be live entertainment, carnival rides, and a variety of games.

The theme is the 2018 market is “amazing summer”, which means that visitors get to experience a tropical paradise without having to leave town. Plus, adding to the aspect of tropical paradise, guests have the chance to win a seven day escape to Hawaii (including flight and hotel)!

Here’s what you should know about the 2018 Richmond Night Market:

RELATED: The Richmond Summer Night Market Has Been Cancelled Indefinitely

Admission

General admission is $4.25 a person. A zoom pass is $25 and provides you with six admission passes with the added bonus of being able to skip the 20 minute+ lineups. A zoom pass is also transferrable between friends and family.

Kids and seniors get free admission.

If you have your birthday during the summer, you’ve lucked out! Free admission is available to anyone who’s celebrating their birthday. Simple show your ID at the ticket booth, and you get free admission AND a souvenir t-shirt.

Food

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The 2018 Richmond Night Market is going to feature over 100 food stalls.

With a variety of Asian inspired foods, there’ll be a plethora of dim sum, street meat, and ramen.

Our tip: if you want to snag special deals on items offered at the food stalls, wait till the end of the night when some of the vendors are trying to get rid of their inventory. There’ll be special deals available to visitors, which means more food to chow down on. Don’t mind if we do!

Here are some of the food related events occurring that are noteworthy:

Summer Seafood Festival

For seafood lovers, the Night Market is going to have the Summer Seafood Festival.

You can indulge in freshwater seafood, and sink your teeth into your choice of king crab, snow crab, dungeness crab, lobster, and more.

International Food Fair

The International Food Fair will be back this summer, offering five hundred different kinds of dishes to cover every craving there is out there.

New items are going to be added to the selection this year. Be sure to look out for Brazilian pastry, nitrogen ice cream balls, and fruit juice in their shells (pineapple & watermelon).

Night Market Classics

Richmond Night Market Food

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Of course, no visit to the Richmond Night Market is complete without trying one of their classic market foods.

Take your pick between the tornado potatoes, bubble waffles, mango desserts, dragon’s beard candy, and more.

Activities

The Richmond Night Market will have fun for the whole family. There’ll be a Magical Dino Park, an inflatable games area, featuring an Under the Sea Bouncy Castle and Sunshine Baby Playground. You have the chance to climb aboard a paddleboat and make your way around a jungle lagoon that contains a giant octopus and crustaceans of multiple sizes.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’ll also be a new Amazing Race Inflatable Obstacle Course! Packed with hurdles, hang ups, stumbling blocks – they’ll leave you flushed and ready for more.

Richmond Night Market Hours & Location

The Richmond Night Market will be open every weekend from May 11th to October 8th. Hours are Friday & Saturday 7PM to 12AM, and Sunday 7PM to 11PM.

If you want to avoid the traffic, make sure to arrive early. Parking is free, and make sure to bring cash! Items are usually sold in $3, $5, or $10 increments, so if you have a variety of bills, it’s easier for everyone.

If you don’t want to drive over, the market is accessible by train as well. The market is located right next to the Canada Line train station – from the heart of Downtown Vancouver, it’s about a 20 minute ride to Bridgeport Station.

Located on the corner of Number 3 and River Road, it’s just one block from the Bridgeport Canada Line Station and next to the River Rock Casino. Please note, the night market’s parking is separate from River Rock.

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