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Published on April 23, 2024
Maricopa's Copa Cultural Night Market Returns for a Multicultural Feast at Copper SkySource: City of Maricopa

Get ready to feast on culture as the Copa Cultural Night Market hits the Copper Sky Recreation Complex this weekend. Slated for Saturday, April 27 beginning at 5 p.m., this jam-packed evening of multicultural festivities will be the place to savor arts, performances, and a taste of the world's best. And the best part? It's free to attend, as confirmed in a statement published by the City of Maricopa.

Now in its third year, the night market is expected to draw large crowds with its illustrious mix of artisans, cultural spectacles, and a beer garden that's sure to raise more than just spirits. According to the same source, Cultural Row will allow attendees to dive into diverse organizations and clubs representing a kaleidoscope of cultures and artistic expressions.

Hopeful art buyers and enthusiasts will be thrilled with the Art Gallery, where the Maricopa Friends of the Arts will showcase and sell works from local talent. For the practical attendees, parking is a snag at $7 if pre-purchased online or $10 on the day, with a complimentary shuttle service from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from various pick-up spots around the city.

An Event Map is available to help navigate the extensive selection of amenities, shows, and vendors packed into just four hours. If you're feeling helpful (and want to score a free tote bag), hit up the information booth and participate in their survey— but be quick, since supplies are limited.

A lineup of global entertainment awaits, starting at 5 p.m. sharp, with acts like the fiery Paradise Island Hula & Fire and Compania De Danza Folklorica Arizona already announced. And for the foodies, a roster of food trucks will dish out local and regional specialties sure to satiate any cravings. Rounding things off, Vendor Village invites market-goers to browse a vast assortment of artisanal goods set against the backdrop of downtown Maricopa's lively ambiance.

In a night that champions the coming together of various heritages and the creative pulse of the local community, the Copa Cultural Night Market stands as a testament to Maricopa's commitment to fostering multicultural understanding and appreciation.