Night Market At The Capitol Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month 

 April 29, 2022

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SacAsian) hosts its first “Night Market” in celebration of Asian-American Heritage and Pacific Islands Month on Friday, May 13 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Capitol Mall .

The event features a carefully selected selection of more than 30 local food and craft vendors owned by AAPI, such as “King Cong Brewing Co”; “Bubble Cone”; and Oak Park’s new “Native Sun,” to name a few. In addition, there will be live performances by: Soosh !, Kiyomi and Basi Vibe with a main performance directed by the well-known record artist P-Lo.

According to Matt Sumida, SacAsian’s Director of Marketing and Community Relations, “Every music artist has AAPI training with connections to Sacramento.”

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SacAsian usually hosts an annual installation gala that celebrates the camera’s annual hits. In addition, they are passionate about highlighting small local businesses owned by AAPI. So moving from your annual gala to hosting a night market will provide customers with a unique but interactive shopping experience. At the same time, the event provides a space to learn more about AAPI culture and encourages community engagement in many ways.

“We want to unite the region to celebrate our AAPI community: people; food; art; culture. The last two years have been difficult for most of us, and in particular for our small businesses that have had to deal with A variety of challenges due to the pandemic.In addition, we have seen an increase in discrimination and anti-AAPI violence across the country, with some occurrences in our own neighborhoods.The AAPI night market is our way to positively elevate our community May be AAPI Heritage Month, we think this would be the perfect way to celebrate.

– Matt Sumida, SacAsian, Dir. of Marketing and Community Relations

History of the night market

The concept of the night market dates back to the ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty. To that end, during that time, they were commonly found on busy streets in the vicinity of nearby temples. Markets played a key role in social media when goods were in high demand.

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Today, the night market is becoming more and more popular across the country. They have become an energy-filled shopping center and a variety of entertainment. Most importantly, the night market continues to connect small businesses with the community.

For this reason, SacAsian’s vision is not only to expose the richness and diversity of the AAPI community, but also to offer a way for people to appreciate the support for small businesses in the AAPI-owned region.

“We want to offer a platform for local businesses; entrepreneurs; cooks; and creative to showcase their talent. We will have over 30 local AAPI retailers; food and beverage vendors throughout the region, and music and entertainment throughout the night. We want the community to come and discover our culture and support our local businesses. “

-Matt Sumida, SacAsian, Dir. of Marketing and Community Relations

Planning your visit

Tickets are still on sale and general admission costs $ 25. Tickets for students with a valid student card cost $ 20. In addition, those over the age of 65 also pay $ 20 per ticket. On the other hand, children from the age of 6 are free. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

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To buy tickets CLICK HERE


Parking in the garage at 300 Capitol Mall is recommended for a discounted rate. The entrance is on N. Street. The following car parks are also available:

  • 400 Capitol Mall parking garage (from 4th St. and N St. or 5th St. and N St.)
  • 520 Capitol Mall Suite B3 (entrance from N St.)
  • 545 L St. (enter from L St.)
  • Street I 125 (entrance from Street 2)
  • DO NOT park in Macy’s car park at 414 K St. This garage will be closed.

To see more parking options CLICK HERE

Public Transport

Regional Transit is partnering with SacAsian to offer free transportation services for the event with a steering wheel test. Just take a screenshot of the following brochure or visit: SacRT.com/FreeRideFlyer and present it to the bus driver or fare operator on the day of the event. Please note that the brochure will only be available until the evening of May 13 while the service is available.

Photo source: SacAsian

How to Find the AAPI Night Market

The entrance to the event is on 4th Street, and is the only entry point.

Photo source: SacAsian

COVID-19 Safe Practices

Although masks are not necessary, it is highly recommended. If you feel unwell and experience symptoms, SacAsian respectfully asks that you stay home.

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For more information on the AAPI Night Market, visit the event page at https://aapinightmarket.com/

For more information on the Sacramento Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE

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