Yè Shì Night Market is here again!

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is proud to announce the return of one of the hottest events in Center City, for the 7th year, Yè Shì night market. On Thursday, October 12th, from 7:00PM to 11:00PM, the streets of Philadelphia’s Chinatown will be alive with food, vibrant music, and entertainment. Don’t miss out! There will be 55 different vendors.

For the last several years, Chinatown has seen over 20,000 attendees flock to the area for the unique vendors who sell food, drinks, arts and crafts, and live musical performances from the local community. Attendees can expect to see a unique blend of both Asian and Western foods. It is the best of both worlds. Chinatown will be bustling with people of all ages, ethnicities, cultures. Some vendors include: Chewy’s, Foolish Waffles, Tango, Ka’Chi, Poi Dog Philly, Tango, El Tlaloc, the Tot Cart, Surf and Turf Truck, Revolution Taco, and many more! This is going to be a night to remember!

Don’t forget about 10th Street Plaza! There will be wind chiming making, origami and even a mahjong tournament. In addition to these, there will be a DJ and live performances at 10th St Plaza’s stage, as well as at the stage at China Friendship Arch. Live performances by L8NITE, Good Good Comedy, DJ Ronnie D, Penn EnChord, 3×8, DJ Kevin Kong, and more! So make sure to make your way down to Chinatown and enjoy all that we have to offer.

This would not be possible without our sponsors! A huge thank you to AARP, Breslow Partners, AARP Fraud Watch Network, DJ Ronnie D, Green Mountain Energy, HSBC, and Inspire!

By working with small business owners and other nonprofit organizations, the event celebrates Asian culture and heritage, and helps boost the small business economy. The night
market encourages entrepreneurship among a diverse business community, with over a third of previously participating small business owners being either minorities and/or women, and acts much like a testing ground for new vendors in the area.

This event creates economic opportunities for the Chinatown commercial corridor, which is integral to this low-income community where many immigrant families work and own businesses.