In the heart of Ktown in Downtown LA, there is an annual night market that is packed with Instagram-worthy food, incredible talent, and fun things to do. If these sound like a perfect weekend activity you, KTOWN Night Market is definitely right up your alley.
It’s located on the Robert F. Kennedy School grounds and there is parking in two garages on Mariposa street. We found street parking so we didn’t have to pay, but I’d suggest taking an Uber if you are local so that you don’t have to deal with parking. It’s a short walk to the entrance. We spent about 2 hours going around the festival.
No night market experience is complete without trying some local food vendors! There were so many options to choose from. They had a section just for food trucks and a section for booths on the other side of the festival. First, we tried Spoon & Pork, a modern Filipino food truck that creates unique pork dishes and bites. We ordered Patita, which is twice cooked pork shank, Pork Belly Adobo Bowl, and adobo musubi. This feast was definitely bigger than we expected, and everything tasted amazing, people kept asking what our food was! After loading up on pork, it was time for some dessert. We walked over to the booths and stopped at Yum Creamery. This place is known for their rolled ice cream! I got to the try Cookie Monsta, which is their cookies and cream flavor with chocolate sprinkles, mochi, and a chocolate wafer stick. Naked Juice was also there passing out samples of their juices and coconut water. Sparkling Ice was handing out free bottles of their Mystery fruit water too, perfect to wash down all the food we ate.
KTOWN Night Market's entertainment lineup was filled with amazing musicians and performers. They had a full stage setup and their mc’s kept the crowd excited. Throughout the weekend they had many local artists and even some surprise guests. From dancers to rappers there was so much variety. By the stage, there was a large shaded seating area, where you can eat your food and watch some performances.
THINGS TO DO
Aside from eating and watching performances, there were plenty of other things to do while attending KTOWN Night Market. If you’re the mood for some retail therapy, there were vendors selling beauty products, kawaii items, and even super cute transparent light up balloons. There were many photo ops like the BLUSHCON wall and the Night Market food statues! There were also a bunch of carnival games if you wanted to try your luck! Overall there were many things to do at KTOWN Night Market, it’s not just about the food. Can’t wait until next year!