Arrival Agency and the Mexico Tourism Board are pleased to present Market Mexico: an outdoor market experience in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Saturday, September 16 from 11:30am until midnight. This free event, will take place in the lower level of Robson Square.
To paraphrase Pablo Neruda: “Mexico lives in its markets...”. That is what attendees can expect—an immersive Mexican cultural experience with food, drinks, music, film, arts, crafts, and shopping.
Attendees 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.
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.
FOOD + DRINK
Enjoy market staples such as tacos, tortas, and elotes (Mexican corn); indulge in sweet treats like horchata, pastries, and churros; and sip on aguas frescas, agave spirits, and micheladas in the cantina.
These traditional Mexican "Mercado" products have been developed by top culinary talent from: La Mezcaleria / Victoria's Mexican Bakery / Las Tortas / Original's Café Mexicano / Encanto Culinary / Jenny Bakes / Papi's Food / Chancho Tortilleria / Pamola Bakery / El Papalote / Lita’s Mexican / San Angel Preserves / Rico n’ Lalo Paletas / Sombreros / Molli Cafe / Tia Rosa Tortillas / Sriracha Revolver Hot Sauce / Del Comal A Su Mesa / Hugo's Churros / Fayuca / La Taqueria / + More.
ARTISANAL ARTS + CRAFTS
In addition to food items, Mexican-inspired clothing, jewelry, and artisanal items will be available in our vendor village.
This is brought to you by: El Kartel / Baboon Trading / Las Pinatas / Larki Designs / Earthy Nermie / Picositos / Alvaro Uribe Paintings / Onyxmexicrafts / Decus Designs / DesignMX / Nature in Form Jewelry / Traditional Puebla Crafts / Macaria MX / Mexicana Soul / + More
The event also features music, film programming, an independence ceremony presented by the Mexican Consulate, and a Mexican market virtual reality experience that was produced by the Mexico Tourism Board.
1:25pm — Viva Mexico (Film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, 1979 Restoration)
3:30pm — Stone Soup (Short Film)
3:35pm — Like Water For Chocolate (Film directed by Alfonso Arau, 1992)
6:00pm — Grito de Independencia (Ceremony to mark Mexican Independence Day featuring Consul General Berenice Diaz-Ceballos)
6:15pm — Mariachi Los Dorados (Roving Live Music Performance)
Ongoing — Join us all day in the Samsung Tent for a custom created virtual reality experience that will transport you inside an authentic Mexican Market.
Market Mexico is free to attend—we recommend arriving early to ensure you'll be able to enjoy the full gamut of food before vendors start running out.
Market Mexico takes place in the lower level of Robson Square on Saturday, September 16 from 11:30am until 12:00am. The is a free event but capacity is limited so we encourage everyone to arrive early.