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Night Market 2022 | Asia Society

Our annual Night Market returns! Drawing inspiration from street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas’ all-ages festival celebrates Houston’s AAPI communities through food, arts, and activities. New this year, enjoy the eats and treats of South Asia with Bollywood dance performances, a Diwali-inspired funfair, and more.

Look forward to:

  • After-hours exhibition access
  • A curated selection of food, home goods, art, and apparel from local artisans
  • Family-friendly fun at our Diwali-inspired funfair
  • Exclusive-access Green Garden Lounge
  • All-access Beer Garden
  • Sumo wrestling demonstrations
  • Bollywood and K-pop dance performances
  • Otaku Alley highlighting all things manga, anime, and cosplay
  • Mahjong and games zone
  • And more!

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.


Asia Society members: Enjoy an exclusive early preview to the indoor marketplace and activities, 5–6 pm!

For questions, please contact Michael Buening, Director of Performing Arts and Culture, at [email protected]

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Activities, Food & Drink, and Shopping

Check back for as we confirm vendors, activities, and more!

Green Garden Lounge

Enjoy exclusive entry to our brand-new Green Garden Lounge, offering an upscale terrace experience with select Asian beers and drinks, mocktails, and light bites available only to Lounge guests. Three drinks per ticket. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Lounge Tickets: $40

Purchase Lounge Wristbands Now

Day-Of Information

Asia Society Texas Center will be closed to the public Friday, November 4, until the Night Market begins at 6 pm

Parking and Directions

Paid parking is available in Asia Society Texas’ lot across Southmore Boulevard from the building. Entrances are located on Caroline and Austin Streets.

For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.


Join the fun by volunteering for the event! Shifts are 5:30–8 pm and 7:45–10:15 pm

To apply, please email Amal Hasan at [email protected]

About Night Market

Drawing inspiration from street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas’ annual Night Market festival celebrates Houston’s arts and food scenes while also engaging visitors through thought-provoking exhibitions and all-ages activities.

Building upon this beloved tradition since 2013 and the launch of the website Spotlight Asiatown in 2021, we welcome you to enjoy all the tastes, sights, sounds, shopping, and fun that Asia Society visitors have come to anticipate and love.


Interested in sponsoring the Night Market? Please contact Saleena Jafry, Director of Development, at [email protected]

Previous Night Market Events

2021: Highlights | Details | Spotlight Asiatown
2020: Virtual Night Market
2019: Highlights | Details
2018: Highlights | Details
2017: Highlights | Details
2016: Highlights | Details
2015: Highlights | Details
2014: Details
2013: Highlights | Details


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