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Night Market Downtown Edmonton
Night markets (or night bazaars as some like to call it) are street markets which operate at night and are generally dedicated to more leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating than the more businesslike day markets. They are typically open-air markets that bring together a collection of stalls that usually sell goods such as fruit, vegetables, snacks, toys, clothes, etc. at cheap or at least reasonable prices.
Night markets are hosted in various areas of North America annually to emulate the jovial atmosphere and celebrate the unique culture of the city they are hosted in. In San Francisco’s Chinatown, a large night market with almost 100 booths takes place every autumn Saturday in Portsmouth Square. In Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, large night markets take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May to September, the Richmond Night Market features more than 400 booths and attracts in excess of 30,000 people per night (total attendance in 2005 was almost two million!!!)
“I want to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Edmonton. When I look at pictures of the core in the early 1900’s it was the place to be! I am sure it can be again. Edmonton is filled with diversity and culture, creating an atmosphere where community members find something they identify with is part of the dream.” Shipanoff plans on having fortune tellers, food vendors, music and goods. She wants patrons to come relax and eat and explore, eat, drink, maybe even stopping for a quick foot massage or henna tattoo. She is certain that this will become a mainstay of the downtown core and year after year it will attract Edmontonian’s and tourists alike.