Chinatown-International District Chinatown-International District
Sat Sept 8, 2018, 4 pm–12 am
Recommended by Julianne Bell
Traditionally, night markets are a place to stroll, shop, and nosh on tasty street-food snacks. This annual festival, which draws upwards of 25,000 people each year, takes place beneath the historic Chinatown gate in the International District, and features a slew of Asian street food alongside handmade local goods, fresh cut flowers, and more, plus entertainment that includes live bands and breakdancing groups. Past vendors have included stuffed-waffle supplier BeanFish, seafood boil restaurant Crawfish King, and Hawaiian shave-ice purveyor Mike’s Shave Ice. This year promises to yield an equally delicious lineup.