626 Night Market moves to Arcadia
The third 626 Night Market is moving to Arcadia, the Pasadena Sun reports. Organizers of the event have chosen the Santa Anita Race Track as the next location, bringing the 626 Night Market back for two days in October.
According to the Sun, event organizer Jonny Hwang and his team selected the Race Track to take the growing event off the streets and allow more vendors and visitors to participate. “Santa Anita Park is a beautiful and spacious venue with ample built-in parking in the center of the 626 area [code],” Hwang told the Sun.
The first 626 Night Market in April drew more than 15,000 people, with crowds blocking traffic around one block of Old Town Pasadena and visitors complaining of parking and overcrowding. Hwang and his team tried again in July and more than 40,000 people walked between predominantly Asian vendors and retailers in front of Pasadena City Hall during a smoother event, according to the Sun.
The third 626 Night Market is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3 p.m. to midnight and Sunday Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free and parking will be on site.