Night market at Claudelands
A new international night market is coming to Hamilton with a variety of cultures on show at the Claudelands event centre.
The inaugural international night market will be on Friday May 11 from 5pm to 10pm.
The new market is being run by Colombian Liliana Avila who is the owner of food and drinks company Sabor Latino, and her business partner Horacio Erausquin who is an international chef from Argentina.
Ms Avila, said the aim is put on a show that will represent many cultures from around the world.
“We want to have different cultures ranging from Italian to Japanese all come together in Hamilton,” Ms Avila said.
She says the International Night Market of Claudelands will be a large, family-friendly, enclosed and open-air night market featuring more than 45 independent vendors selling a mixture of art, food, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Ms Avila said she did not want the market to be specifically about food, and has advertised for performers and artists to come and join the experience.
The aim is to feature music and cultural performances on multiple stages.
“Traditional food markets are popular throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America,” she said.
“The Night Market is a social event where food, retail, and community vendors come together in one location to offer local street fresh foods, arts and crafts, and other culturallyrelevant fare, she said. Initially, more than 12 nationalities will be represented to “to nourish and delight the mind and soul while celebrating diversity and community”, she said.
There will also be activities for kids, musical and cultural performances, raffles and contests.
“This is definitely a long-term project, we want this to become a twice a week event running on Friday and Sunday nights.
For now, the market will run weekly every Friday night.
Entry is free with access through Gate 3 in Brooklyn Road.