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D6 Night Market Website FAQ

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What is a night market
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A night market is an under-the-stars open-air street market which operates at night (D6 Night Market festivities begin at 4:00pm and continue throughout the night until 10:00pm). Typically, vendors are small scale entrepreneurs with their market stands run, for the most part, by family.

First and foremost night markets are a social gathering.  Most people going to a night market have no goal in mind other than to enjoy themselves.  Night markets provide a casual place where people can mingle, leisurely stroll around, eat food and have a nice evening while hearing the banter of vendors hawking food and goods and enjoy the sense of excitement that arises from being amid a festive crowd.

Night markets are enjoyed in many countries around the world and have gained popularity along the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles.

What can I expect to find at the D6 Night Market?

D6 Night Market will have all the elements of a successful night market and festival goers can look forward to a large variety of mouth-watering traditional and exotic food and beverages for sale, exciting live contemporary entertainment, cultural programs for all ages, and endless opportunities for families and friends to mingle and relax. This includes:

  • A food truck gathering.
  • A coffee/tea garden.
  • A beer/wine garden.
  • Youth activities.
  • Special activities for seniors at the Mira Mesa Senior Center.
  • Special encouragement for small entrepreneurs and family run businesses to participate.

In addition, D6 Night Market will feature a groundbreaking “Village of Neighborhoods” – a section of the D6 Night Market grounds where booth space is set aside for neighborhood clubs, nonprofits, places of worship, and community groups of all types from D6 neighborhoods of Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley.

D6 Night Market attendees that stroll over to the Village of Neighborhoods can learn about opportunities for social, recreational and spiritual fellowship, and ways to volunteer, as well as information on neighborhood youth programs.

What is “D6”?

D6 is the abbreviation for San Diego City Council District 6 and it contains the six great neighborhoods of Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley.

When is the D6 Night Market?

The D6 Night Market is on Saturday May 21, 2016, from 4:00 pm – 10:00 PM at Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA  92126).

From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The park is located at the intersection of Mira Mesa Blvd and New Salem St – across from Mira Mesa High School, one block east of the Mira Mesa Mall.

Where is the D6 Night Market?

The D6 Night Market is on Saturday May 21, 2016, from 4:00 pm – 10:00 PM at Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA  92126).

From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The park is located at the intersection of Mira Mesa Blvd and New Salem St – across from Mira Mesa High School, one block east of the Mira Mesa Mall.

Is there an admission charge or fee to attend the D6 Night Market?

D6 Night Market is FREE and open to the public.

How can I be a sponsor of D6 Night Market?

If you’re interested in being a D6 Night Market sponsor, click on the sponsor application link below and print or download the application.

Participating in the D6 Night Market as one of the sponsors is an opportunity for invaluable marketing exposure to the fastest growing communities in San Diego County. There are different levels of marketing benefits available, with each package gaining varying levels of marketing and publicity. Complete information is contained in the sponsor application.

Please be aware of the deadlines and due dates, as well as requested materials for the application.  Thanks!!!

Sponsor Application

How can I be a vendor at the D6 Night Market?

If you’re interested in being a vendor at the D6 Night Market, click on the vendor application link below and print or download the application.

Please be aware of the deadlines and due dates, as well as requested materials for the application.  Thanks!!!

Vendor (Food) Application

Vendor (Non-Food) Application

Are pets allowed at the D6 Night Market?

Pets are allowed in the event, but all pets, especially dogs, must be on a leash.  And no pets or animals are allowed in the beer garden.

How can I or my group sign up to perform at D6 Night Market?

If you’re interested in performing at D6 Night Market, click on the performer application link below and print or download the application.

Please be aware of the deadlines and due dates, as well as requested materials for the application.  Thanks!!!

Performer Application  (available fall 2016)

How can I volunteer to help at D6 Night Market?

Volunteer support and effort is the backbone of this event! If you’re interested in being a volunteer at D6 Night Market, click on the volunteer application link below and print or download the application.

Please be aware of the deadlines and due dates on the application.  Thanks!!!

Volunteer Application  (available fall 2016)

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Ad space in the D6 Night Market souvenir program can be purchased by an individual, family, business, club, church, etc. Ad submission details and prices are listed in the Advertiser Application.

You do not have to be a vendor to purchase ad space. However, if you are renting booth space, you are eligible for a 35% discount on all ads.

Content must be appropriate to our audience and must meet the following general guidelines:

  • Must be wholesome, family-friendly, and suitable for all ages.
  • Cannot promote, refer to, or mimic the use of drugs, smoking, and drinking alcohol in any way.
  • Must be nonpartisan and apolitical.
  • Does not discriminate, engage in hate speech or advocate for the violent overthrow of the United States government.

D6 Night Market has the right to refuse advertising it determines to be inappropriate for our audience.

What is the Village of Neighborhoods?

The Village of Neighborhoods is a section of the D6 Night Market grounds where booth spaces are set aside for neighborhood clubs, nonprofits, places of worship, and community groups of all types from the six great neighborhoods that make up San Diego City Council District 6 (D6). The neighborhoods are Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley.

The community groups participating in the Village of Neighborhoods will be organized around three main themes: opportunities for adult fellowship and volunteerism, youth activities, and places of worship.

D6 Night Market attendees can learn about opportunities for social, recreational and spiritual fellowship, and ways to volunteer, as well as information on neighborhood youth programs. It is also an opportunity for community leaders to network, meet other leaders, and share ideas.

How can my group participate in the Village of Neighborhoods at the D6 Night Market?

Complete information on participating is online at the Village of Neighborhoods section of the D6 Night Market website.

Is the D6 Night Market appropriate for teenagers and younger children?

Yes! D6 Night market is a fun, family-friendly, FREE public event with a large variety of mouth-watering traditional and exotic food and beverages for sale, and there will be exciting live contemporary entertainment, cultural programs for all ages, and endless opportunities for families and friends to mingle and relax.

All D6 Night Market performers have agreed to offer wholesome, family-friendly entertainment suitable for all ages and may not promote, refer to, or mimic the use of drugs, smoking, and drinking alcohol in any way.

The D6 Night Market will have a properly permitted beer/wine garden that is inaccessible to anyone under 21 years of age. To prevent underage access, security measures will include but are not limited to:

  • The sales, services, and consumption of beer and wine will take place only in the designated “beer/wine garden” area separated from the other vendors and constructed with material or in a manner that prevents beverages from being passed through to people outside the beer/wine garden.
  • Alcoholic beverages will only be sold or provided to people 21 years or older. All distribution of alcoholic beverages will be performed by designated, trained event staff.
  • No person under the age of 21 years will be allowed be inside the beer/wine garden. Licensed private security guards will be present at each entrance to check identification and verify that people entering the beer garden are 21 years of age or older. Each time a person enters or re‐enters, the person’s age will be verified with identification.
  • Licensed private security guards will also be present at each exit, and in the area where consumption is taking place, at all times. Individuals will not be allowed to take alcoholic beverages from the beer/wine garden.

Who do I contact if I have a question about the D6 Night Market?

Send questions about the D6 Night Market, including media queries, to info@D6NightMarket.com.

If the question is specifically about the Village of Neighborhoods send the question to Village_Coordinator@D6NightMarket.com, copy to info@D6NightMarket.com.

Who is organizing the D6 Night Market?

D6 Night Market is being organized by the Alliance for Quality Education and the all-volunteer D6 Night Market Team.

Does D6 Night Market have a theme?

The theme of the D6 Night Market on May 21, 2016, is “Light the Night”. D6 Night Market is proud to have San Diego Gas & Electric as the event’s title sponsor.

Who designed the D6 Night Market logo?

The D6 Night Market logo was designed by Jeff Lee.  Lee is the creator and owner of Jeff Lee Design (www.jeffleedesign.com). Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a degree in Applied Sciences in Graphic Design. He does graphic design work for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Presently, Lee lives in Los Angeles and works in the TV and motion picture industry.

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