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Convoy District bringing magic of bustling night markets to San Diego

Posted: 12:26 PM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 20:17:11-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Internationally, night markets invoke a sense — and smell — of wonder in its visitors, from delicious street cuisine to unique crafts to entertainment.

The Convoy District hopes to capture that magic for San Diegans during San Diego Night Market at SDCCU Stadium. Saturday (4 p.m. - 12 a.m.) and Sunday (4 p.m. - 9 p.m.), the stadium expects 15,000 visitors hoping to experience that magic of bustling nighttime markets in big cities throughout Asia.

The market first launched in 2013 at Kearny Mesa's Zion Market, only expecting about 2,000 attendees. To their surprise, 10,000 people showed up and have helped turn the market into an annual event to show off San Diego's diverse culture and history.

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Visitors can enjoy food from local Convoy Street stops like Cross Street Chicken, HI Street Kitchen and Tap, and Simsim Outstanding Shawarma. Plus, food trucks turning out more delectable eats.

On two entertainment stages, the San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers will perform, along with Naruwan Taiko drummers, Lemon Candy KPop dancers, and several other acts.

And vendors will be out showcasing their handmade crafts and art for purchase throughout the market.

Admission is $5 and parking is free at the stadium. A "I Love Convoy" lanyard and pin ticket can also be purchased for $25, allowing unlimited entrance to the market throughout the weekend and promising Convoy Street deals in the future.

Check out the full food and entertainment lineups here .