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Where Wednesday - 626 Market Food Festival

This past weekend, one of the biggest food festivals in Southern California took place. With 300+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions; this iconic festival is known as the 626 Night Market.

The 626 Night Market is an Asian themed festival in Arcadia, California. The market sells everything from Boba Drinks to sunglasses. 626 Night Market is best known for its aesthetic and authentic Asian food. For example, there is a stand called Momma Fung that sells "Unicorn Dim Sums" in which the dim sums are dyed in pastel colors, perfect for posting on the 'gram. Even if you aren't in the mood to try something new, there are festival classics such as corndogs and garlic fries. Entry to the festival is only $5 cash, and the market runs from 4 p.m. till midnight. If you didn't get a chance to go this past weekend, don't worry! There are more opportunities to go. The market will be open the weekend of August 9 to 11 as well as the weekend of August 30 to September 1. I'm definitely going back for those dim sums.

The market is said to be inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia. Established in 2012, the goal of the market is to "unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local talent including chefs, entrepreneurs, and artists," according to their website. The name 626 comes from the area code in which the festival takes place. The group that hosts the festivals offers the same market experience in Orange County with what they call the OC Night Market, and there is one in Northern California in which they called NorCal Night Market