September 2, 2015
On August 7-8, 2015, the Little Mekong Night Market took place in Frogtown neighborhood, right off of the Green Line's Western Avenue station. Described as "an amazing carnival experience for all your senses," the Night Market is modeled after the night markets in Southeast Asia, showcasing the best that Saint Paul's Little Mekong cultural district has to offer from cuisine to the arts.
In its second year, the Night Market can be described in one word: immense. The Night Market featured food and arts from a variety of cultures: Hmong, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Karen, American, and more. The Night Market expanded from last year's location in a parking lot to a three block stretch of Western Avenue which was closed to cars. The new configuration accommodated two stages, multiple vendors, and bustling crowds on Friday and Saturday night.
Check out our photo gallery below to explore the vibrant cultures of Southeast Asia right here in the Twin Cities. Missed out on the Little Mekong Night Market? Click here to discover the Little Mekong cultural district year-round.
The Little Mekong Night Market is an initiative of the Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) and is supported by the Central Corridor as Cultural Corridor (C4) working group of the Funders Collaborative.