This Ottawa night market is back and your taste buds can take a spin through Asia


Transport yourself this summer to Asian countries during a night market with authentic flavors. Ottawa Asian Fest is back and bigger than ever after three years.

Ottawa’s Sparks Street will be bustling and full of hip Asian street vendors and live entertainment July 22-24. You’re sure to feel the spirit and community of Asia’s infamous night markets, with tastes you won’t find elsewhere. .

Some of the dishes you can expect to try include BBQ Squid on a Stick, Cotton Candy Animals, Cotton Candy Ice Cream Burritos, Shaobing Flatbread, Lamb Kebabs and Dogs Korean corn. While the festival will primarily serve Asian food, there will be a few other local vendors mixed in.

If you’ve visited any other Asian night markets in Toronto or southern Ontario, you’ll recognize some of the food vendors. There are tons of unique options that you usually won’t find on a night out for dinner in Ottawa.

We can expect dance and music performances, which will likely include K-Pop after its popularity at the 2019 market festival. The festival is also talking with a local brewery in hopes of adding a beer tent to the list of vendor stands.

There will be a few surprises reserved for the night market, so you will have to go and immerse yourself in Asian culture to experience it for yourself. It will be open until midnight on July 22 and 23 for a true night market experience, and until 8 p.m. on the 24th.

Ottawa Asian Festival Night Market

Price: Free

When: July 22-24, 2022

Address: Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Why you have to go: Taste the flavors of Asia with authentic street food and fun treats while enjoying the performances.

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