Wow, I'm sorry I couldn't attend the last night market in Pasadena, luckily it did so well another one is happening this July.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 from 4PM to 11:30PM at the picturesque Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall. Admission is free to the public.
The event had mixed reviews, Yelp is not a fan, it was so large and did so well, no one imagined the turn out. I heard getting there was quite the fiasco, but it seems everyone's learned from the first event and I remind you these aren't that easy to setup as you think. I am always surprised by events like these starting out. The Korean BBQ Cook-Off started small, but grows every year and every year the contestants for the Choco-Pie eating contest get weirder.
I'll be sure to update you about the event as it gets closer.
Here's their full press release that seems to address everything form the first event. I really do enjoy their honesty about trying to make the event better, when you read about other events like the Silver Lake Festival just failing at everything.
626 Night Market Returns: Bigger Space, More Parking, Lots of Food
Los Angeles, CA, May 30th, 2012 –Round two of Southern California’s only Asian Night Market will be held in Pasadena on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 from 4PM to 11:30PM at the picturesque Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall. Admission is free to the public.
The first 626 Night Market in April attracted an enormously overwhelming crowd that far exceeded expectations and provided several challenges that will be addressed in this second event. The organizers have considered the public’s feedback and are improving all aspects of operations and the overall experience. This time, the City Hall venue is four times larger with an area of 250,000 square feet across six blocks. To accommodate attendees, public and private parking lots usually closed on Saturdays will be opened. There will be over 10,000 parking spaces available in the nearby vicinity. Prepaid parking will also be available online through the event website.
The 626 Night Market organizers are working with the City of Pasadena to coordinate proper traffic flow throughout the area. Incentives will be offered to attendees who utilize alternate transportation methods including the nearby Metro Gold Line and buses.
Most importantly, the night market will feature three times the amount of food vendors, with a total of 200 vendors comprised of local businesses and entrepreneurs. There will be a pan-Asian selection of popular foods with an emphasis on Asian street style eats. Additionally, a wide variety of general merchandise vendors and games that are suitable for all ages will be available.
With this lineup of vendors for the second event, the 626 Night Market will create a unique cultural event for the community, bolster local economies, and support small businesses.