Night Market 2022 | Asian society


Our annual night market returns! Inspired by street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas’ all-ages festival celebrates Houston’s AAPI communities through food, arts And the activities. New this year, enjoy South Asian dishes and treats with Bollywood dance performances, a Diwali-inspired funfair, and more.

Look forward to:

  • Access to the exhibition after opening hours
  • A curated selection of food, homewares, art and clothing from local artisans
  • Have fun with the family at our Diwali-inspired funfair
  • Exclusive access to the Green Garden Lounge
  • Full access beer garden
  • Sumo demonstrations
  • Bollywood and K-pop dance performances
  • Otaku Alley shines a light on all things manga, anime, and cosplay
  • Mahjong and games area
  • And more!

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

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Asia Society Members: Enjoy an exclusive taste of the indoor market and activities, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

For any questions, please contact Michael Buening, Director of Performing Arts and Culture, at

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Activities, restaurants and shopping

Check back as we confirm vendors, activities and more!

Green garden furniture

Enjoy exclusive entry to our brand new Green Garden Lounge, offering an upscale terrace experience with a selection of Asian beers and beverages, mocktails and light snacks available only to lounge guests. Three drinks per ticket. Must be 21 or older to participate.

Lounge tickets: $40

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Information on the day of

The Asia Society Texas Center will be closed to the public on Friday, November 4 until the night market begins at 6 p.m.

Parking and Directions

Paid parking is available on the grounds of the Asia Society Texas, across Southmore Boulevard from the building. Entrances are located on Caroline and Austin streets.

For details on access to the Museum District, including the subway and other parking options, please visit the Houston Museum District website.


Join the fun by becoming a volunteer for the event! Shifts are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

To apply, please email Amal Hasan at

About the Night Market

Inspired by street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas’ annual Night Market festival celebrates Houston’s arts and food scenes while engaging visitors in through stimulating exhibits and activities for all ages.

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


Interested in sponsoring Night Market? Please contact Saleena Jafry, Director of Development, at

Previous Night Market Events

2021: Highlights | Details | Spotlight on 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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