The Mexico Tourism Board and Arrival Agency are pleased to present Market Mexico: an outdoor market experience in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Saturday, September 15 2018. This free event will take place in the lower level of Robson Square from 11:30am until 8:00pm, with a licensed cantina operating until late.

To paraphrase Pablo Neruda: “Mexico lives in its markets...”. That is what attendees can expect—an immersive Mexican cultural experience with food, drinks, music, arts, crafts, and shopping.

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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.

In addition to food items, Mexican-inspired clothing, jewelry, and artisanal items will be available in our vendor village.

Market Mexico also features music, dancing, and a Grito de Independencia (Mexico's call for independance ceremony). 

208th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico – The Cry of Dolores, “El Grito” Ceremony

6:00 pm Opening Remarks
6:10 pm Canadian & Mexican National Anthems
6:15 pm Introduction of the Cry of Dolores
6:20 pm Berenice Diaz Ceballos, Consul General of Mexico Recreates “The Cry of Dolores”    
6:30 pm Performance by Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver

Market Mexico takes place in the lower level of Robson Square on Saturday, September 15 2018 from 11:30am until 8:00pm. The is a free event but capacity is limited so we encourage everyone to arrive early. 

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