A multicultural extravaganza promising an array of treats, handcrafted goods, live performances, and more has been slated for this Saturday.
The inaugural Dallas International Night Market will take place on September 9 from 4 to 11 p.m. at 5580 Peterson Ln. in the Dallas International District.
The area that once housed the Valley View mall has now become an integral part of the Dallas International District’s plans to put “Dallas on the map as a global city” by erecting a vibrant, multicultural, and forward-thinking live-work-play-visit community.
“I’m glad Dallas has created the International Night Market to highlight various cultures and regions around the world,” explained City Council Member Jaynie Schultz in a press release. “By attending, residents and visitors have the opportunity to interact with people from across the globe and learn about different cultures through food, entertainment, hands-on activities, and more.”
Drawing inspiration from similar events organized in Atlanta, Dallas residents Elle Congelliere and Sarah Chung have collaborated with the Dallas International District and the City of Dallas to assemble the Dallas International Night Market.
Entry is free, and guests of all ages (as well as pets) are invited to check out the wares peddled by over 50 vendors from around the world, including Break Bread Break Borders, Dramatacos!, Ross Rowdy Bees, Chuckwagon Nutcakes, and more.
From Asian delicacies to European treats, the market will offer something for every palate. Additionally, local artisans will be on hand, showcasing their crafted goods, which range from jewelry to home decor.
Upon arrival, don’t forget to check in at the information booth for a chance to win the raffle.
With international night markets popping up across the country, the Dallas International District and its community partners hope to make the Dallas International Night Market as iconic as Southern California’s 626 Night Market, which draws thousands of attendees.
“We hope that the Dallas International Night Market will become a staple in our community that cultivates a desire for not only repeat events, but builds on the need for a larger international festival,” said Chung in a press release. “An international festival we anticipate hosting in the Dallas International District in 2024.”
If you can’t make it this Saturday, check out another installation of the Dallas International Festival on December 9 instead.