The Charm City Night Market festival is back for its second year! On Saturday, September 21, make your way back down to Baltimore’s historic Chinatown to experience it all over again. Just look for the familiar paper lanterns that will stretch all the way to Center Plaza making the night market twice as big this year. The best part? I’M BACK AS HOST.
Okay, I’m just kidding, that’s not the best part. The best part is that Filipino American rapper RUBY IBARRA is headlining the festival this year. TT the Artist is performing as well.
From The Baltimore Sun: The Charm City Night Market’s format shares similarities with marketplaces throughout Asian cities: it’s free to enter the grounds, which feature around 40 food vendors (including the region’s premiere Asian restaurants), 30 artists and creators’ booths and 13 music and dance performances. Here’s an inkling of what you should experience:
-The fittingly-titled Joy Luck Club Experience, which offers curated festival goods in a special VIP section. Named for the seminal novel and film, the experience includes food from the likes of Filipino Sarap Sarap and D.C.'s Rooted and Bloomed Hawaiian cuisine; activities like mahjong and henna body art; and cooking classes from the acclaimed Chef Seng of Thip Kao.
- An expanded artists & makers section featuring works for sale from innovative APIA creators like Kimchi Juice (yup, that’s her moniker)
- First time this year, a children's area featuring over-sized games, singing, dancing, drawing, and readings from some special guest authors.
For more information on this year’s festivities, click here.