Bazaar meets music festival under the stars
Where: PMQ, Aberdeen Courtyard & Marketplace, 35 Aberdeen St, Central
When: Jul 25-27, Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm,
Pickup: German sausages from Flying Brats, vegan goodies from Grassroots Pantry, or a charm bracelet from Boho Betty.
If you’re looking for the sights and sounds of a Moroccan bazaar without the long flight, PMQ’s open-air night market isn’t a bad compromise. PMQ has vowed to bring innovative design to Hong Kong, while showcasing the work of the best creative brains and brands. This market, with a decidedly hip vibe, is one of their first initiatives. “We wanted to draw the fashion-conscious, foodies and musos all to the same place and to inspire people creatively,” says Vincent Poon, founder of the Hong Kong Markets Organisation, which also puts on the Island East Sunday Market. The night market tantalises all of the senses, whether you’re chilling to the sounds of live music wafting through the stalls, eyeing the cool street art installations, or simply embracing being in such an expansive, open air space smack in the middle of Central. Another PMQ market, Design Market, launches in August and offers a specified interest in local designers’ goods (Aug 17 & 24, 11am-8pm).