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13 Sep

Free Mexican Market Takes over Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver this Saturday

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Image courtesy of Market Mexico

A little taste of Mexico will be transforming UBC Robson Square (800 Robson Street) in Downtown Vancouver this weekend with Market Mexico, a free outdoor Mexican-inspired market being set up on Saturday, September 16 from 11:30am to midnight.

This all-day market will provide an immersive Mexican cultural experience with food, drinks, music, film, arts, crafts, and shopping. With almost 20 local food vendors taking part in the event, you’re going to want to come to this cultural experience with an empty stomach!

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To paraphrase Pablo Neruda: “Mexico lives in its markets…” On Saturday, you will be able to enjoy market staples such as tacos, tortas, and elotes (Mexican corn); indulge in sweet treats like horchata, pastries, and churros; sip on aguas frescas, agave spirits, and micheladas in the cantina; and purchase Mexican-inspired artisanal items, dried goods, and produce.

“Market Mexico will be a revolutionary event in which food, ambiance, sound, and smells will transport all our visitors to Mexico for one day,” said Rodrigo Díaz de Rivera Vargas of the Mexico Tourism Board, in a press statement. “It’s going to be a fun, unique event as we want Vancouver to experience Mexico and everything it has to offer.”

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A sneak peek of the list of the vendors for the event include:

  • La Mezcaleria
  • Victoria’s Mexican Bakery
  • Las Tortas
  • Lita’s Mexican
  • San Angel Preserves
  • Original’s Café Mexicano
  • Sriracha Revolver Hot Sauce
  • Hugo’s Churros
  • La Taqueria
  • and more!

In addition to the market, the event will also feature music, film programming, and a Mexican market virtual reality experience that was produced by the Mexico Tourism Board.

At 6:00pm, in honour of Mexican Independence Day, Consul General Berenice Diaz-Ceballos will give a traditional Mexican Grito (shout of joy).

Market Mexico Quick Details

  • Date: Saturday, September 16
  • Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Robson Square (lower) – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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