Il Mercato: Italian Night Market Vancouver 2015


Vancouver’s Farmer and Italian Night Market returns next month at the Italian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver.

The market brings together the tastes of Italy with fresh produce grown locally, in addition to delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef and handmade products from local artisans.

It offers a taste of Italian cuisine and music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion. There will also be children’s activities provided by the centre’s Italian school teachers.

“Il Mercato – the Friday Night Italian Market – is an opportunity for us to share our rich culinary history with the broader community and create a unique Mediterranean atmosphere in East Vancouver,” said Mauro Vescera, Il Centro’s Executive Director.

Il Mercato will celebrate the grand opening of Il Centro’s Community Garden in May, showcase Italian heritage in June and feature seasonal festivities throughout the market year.

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market Vancouver 2015

Dates: Friday, May 15 to Friday, November 20, every third Friday of the month
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver (at Grandview Highway in East Vancouver)

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