Nikkei Garden Farmers Market 2024

June - October 2024 | 2nd & 4th Sundays | 10am-2pm

June 9 (click to see vendors)
June 23 (click to see vendors)
Jul 14 (click to see vendors)
July 28

Aug 11 & 25
Sept 8 & 22
Oct 13 & 27


Discover local produce, foods, and crafts with a Japanese touch, amid the seasonal beauty of Nikkei Garden, throughout the summer.

The Nikkei Garden Farmers Market is pleased to announce its return for the fourth year, running from June to October 2024. The market will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, from 10am to 2pm.

Visitors to the market can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the locally grown produce booths, indulge in the delicious locally crafted food, and explore unique artisanal goods made by local makers. All of this while taking in the seasonal beauty of the Japanese garden, making it a delightful gathering place throughout the summer. A variety of Japanese cultural activities will be offered during the event. The Tanabata Flea Market will be held alongside the Farmers Market on July 14.


Local Produce: Shop local for fresh Asian vegetable varieties and freshly picked local fruits.

Lunch Options: Savor a variety of ready-to-eat Japanese foods and a rotating selection of food trucks, perfect for a delightful lunch.

Unique Gifts: Discover one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by local artisans, ideal for any occasion.

Seasonal Beauty: Stroll through the picturesque Nikkei Garden while enjoying a cup of coffee and a treat from our bakeries and food stalls.

Cultural Experiences: Enjoy performances, museum exhibits, a kids’ corner, and engaging Japanese cultural programs.

Convenience: free parking and washroom access.

Bring your family and friends to explore, shop, and experience Japanese culture at the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market. See you there!

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Our Story

The Nikkei Garden Farmers Market was established in 2021 to engage with the local community during challenging times. Our goal is to connect with the community, support local businesses, promote sustainability, and contribute to building healthier communities. At our market, visitors can enjoy local and unique goods, many inspired by Japanese culture and Nikkei heritage. We also like to collaborate with other community organizations to share what else is happening in the neighbourhood.

The Nikkei Garden Farmers Market is part of the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program.

Vendor Application

Local food producers and farmers seeking an opportunity to sell items directly to consumers are invited to apply to join our summer farmer's market. Our farmers market is a vibrant community event that attracts a diverse range of visitors and offers a great platform for small businesses to connect with customers.

Market vendors set up in the Nikkei Garden, as well as inside our lobby. Exhibits, cultural programs, and other events take place inside the building. Washrooms and eating areas are available for visitors.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

By sponsoring the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market, you'll be supporting our operational costs and helping us continue to offer a one-of-a-kind market experience at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. For additional information or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].