The 626 Night Market returns Saturday, with 170 vendors expected to set up in front of Pasadena City Hall.
The event mimics popular night markets in Asia. The first event, held on April 14, attracted around 10,000 people. The food tents, which offered favorites like Indonesian fried noodles and Taiwanese fish balls, drew the longest lines.
To ensure that the city won't experience another traffic nightmare, organizers have coordinated with police to direct traffic flow and parking.
Beginning at 3 p.m. July 28, the following streets will be closed until 1 a.m. Sunday:
Garfield Avenue between Walnut Street and Colorado Boulevard
Holly Street between Marengo Avenue and Garfield Avenue
Euclid Avenue between Walnut Street and Colorado Boulevard
Union Street between Los Robles Avenue and Marengo Avenue
Streets near the event will experience additional closures beginning at 6 p.m. on July 27.
The City Hall location is four times larger than the space where the first market took place on Oakland Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Union Street, according to organizers. Additionally, here are 10,000 parking spots available for customers.
Attendees are encouraged to use the Metro Gold Line, which is now open until 2 a.m., to get to the market. The Memorial Park stop is one block away from the event. There is also free bike valet on 175 N. Euclid Ave.
The market will be open from 4 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is free.
-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News