The final Night Market in Rochester, Minnesota is taking over Civic Center Drive on Saturday.

Night Market
Night Market

It's been a great summer of Night Markets, and the last one, on Saturday the 10th, will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and just like in the old days of Rochesterfest, they'll close down Civic Center Drive to traffic, and open to you to enjoy over 60 vendors.

"The final Night Market of 2022 coincides with the Chinese mid-autumn festival, or Moon Festival (which is also celebrated throughout Asia)," says the Night Market in a press release.

"During this festival, families admire the moon, share mooncakes and pomelo fruits, grill sausages, and tell stories about the moon (like the legend of Chang'e, who floated to the moon after eating immortality pills meant for her husband). And, in Taiwan, at least, the celebration takes over the streets, including tiny boulevard grill parties." (Source)

The Night Market Moon Festival

  • What: The Night Market
  • When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 10
  • Where: Civic Center Drive, between 2nd Street and Center street, and Mayo Civic Center Riverfront plaza
  • Entertainment:
  • Cambodian dance group Krum Selabak Khmer M’Kut Meas (KSKMM)
  • Traditional Japanese drum outfit Taiko Arts Midwest
  • Traditional Hmong dance group Minnesota SunShine
  • Music by Jae Havoc, and Kevin Shaw.

More Vendors Than Ever for Night Market


"Our roster of artisans includes queer Cambodian illustrator and jewelry maker Moss Darling, Korean-American artist AKrause Studio, and clothing curator/maker Brooke Burch Vintage Rack. Non-artist vendors include Hmong Specialty Plants, who bring hundreds of unique South East Asian, fresh vegetables, and tropical plants to the market, local organizations, Threshold Arts, The Village, and Rochester Public Library will also be bringing their vendors to join us..." (See all the vendors here.)

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Lots of great local vendors at the Night Market...and, all over Rochester, you can find great made-in-Minnesota snacks.

Gallery - Top Ten Made in Minnesota Snacks

Minnesota is home to many delicious things, from hot dishes to pronto-pups. But a much smaller amount is created in and made in Minnesota. So, get munchin', sippin', and satisfyin'!

Click each image if you wnt to see what they cost, where to get 'em, etc.

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