POPULAR 626 NIGHT MARKET RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AUG. 15, 16 & 17; THREE-DAY EVENT SHOWCASES ASIAN CULTURE, MUSIC & FARE

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO DISPLAY WARES ADJACENT TO TRACK’S PADDOCK GARDENS AREA

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2014)–The popular 626 Night Market, which serves as a platform for a wide array of Asian businesses and young entrepreneurs, will return to Santa Anita Park for a fourth consecutive year on Friday, Aug. 15, Saturday, Aug. 16 & Sunday, Aug. 17. Conducted for the first time as a three-day event, it’s expected more than 20,000 people per day will attend beginning at 4 p.m. in the area adjacent to the track’s Paddock Gardens.

Event hours are from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is just $3.00 and parking is free. Children ages six and under are admitted free.

The following are 626 Night Market special events and highlights scheduled over the course of the weekend:

–FRIDAY HEADLINER, YouTube violinist Jun Sung Ahn will perform beginning at 9 p.m.

–SATURDAY HEADLINER, Joseph Vincent, a highly acclaimed acoustic singer-songwriter, who has been featured on the Ellen Digeneres Show. Vincent will go on stage at 9 p.m.

–SPRAY PAINT ART BATTLE, at the Art Walk on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

–COOKING DEMOS, on Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. This special event will feature three well known Asian cuisine chef/personalities; Marina Chung (ABC’s “The Taste), Alice Hua (Line Chef at Waterloo and City), and Cathlyn Choi.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to download the 626 Night Market iPhone App or Android App for mobile access to the 626 Night Market map, vendor directory, entertainment lineup, and featured specials over the course of the three-day event. Visitors can also access a helpful post on “Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Time at 626 Night Market.”

Those attending are encouraged to enter Santa Anita at Gate 5, on the track’s northeast end, at Gate 3, off of Huntington Drive and Holly Ave. on the southern perimeter, or at Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall off of Baldwin Ave., on the track’s west-end.

For more information regarding performers, Art Walk Line Up and DJ/Dance Floor Line Up, please visit www.626nightmarket.com. Those interested can also follow all 626 Night Market happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram–@626NightMarket.