It’s almost time for the summer’s biggest party: the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa! This enormous outdoor market is inspired by the open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia and is an offshoot of the famous 626 Night Market. There are hundreds of vendors, competitions, live entertainment and more that make this an event you won’t want to miss! Over the course of a weekend, you will experience OC fun like you never have before. Here is your ultimate guide to the OC Night Market. 

Food

With more than 80 food vendors on site, there’s no way you will go hungry! There are options for all kinds of food fans, with cuisines varying from tasty meat skewers to savory lobster rolls to elotes to Flamin Hot gyozas to… well you get the idea. It’s just SO much food! Grab a turkey leg from San Diego Scratch BBQ or an almost 2-foot long spiral potato from Hotato Potato. Wash it down with a boba tea or slushie in a giant lightbulb (yep! a lightbulb!) at Squidies or a lavender infused latte from Bia Coffee. And finish things off with an out of this world churro with ice cream from Ridges Churro Bar or a cotton candy burrito from Sweet Kloud!

Shopping

This weekend festival will also be a good time to grab some amazing one-of-a-kind merchandise that will blow your friends away! Check out the unique jewelry offerings of 4 Ever Gems and Mikukumi. Accessorize with an adorable hand crocheted keychain animal from Pattra’s Home or find a cute new top from Fantastic Fam. The shopping possibilities at the OC Night Market are almost endless!

Entertainment

When you’ve shopped all you can shop and eaten your fill of goodies, it’s time to explore the entertainment options available at the OC Night Market. Stroll around the Art Walk and enjoy the beautiful works of dozens of local painters, sculptors, and other talented visual artists. Get out on the floor and get down to music by amazing DJs and live musicians. And don’t miss the Horizon Hip Hop Dance Competition on the main stage as incredible dancers battle to take home the $1000 cash prize!

Important Info

So now we get down to the nitty-gritty. The OC Night Market will be taking place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa from 4-11 pm May 17-19th. You can buy tickets for $5 a day or get a 3-day pass for $12. Parking is $9, so be sure to carpool and save! If you can’t make it to May’s OCNight Market, don’t worry… it will be back June 14-16th and August 23-25th!

The OC Night Market is a great chance to explore the best Orange County has to offer. Don’t miss it! Share your experience at the Night Market with us on Facebook or Instagram. And keep following our blog here for more OC info!