Cicada Market Weekend Night Shopping in Hua Hin
Cicada Market Hua Hin Performing Arts Artist Crafts Scene is a beautiful outdoor exhibition space for performing arts and artists to showcase their talents, crafts, and art.
This weekend contemporary art market is perfect for shoppers on the lookout for unique handmade crafts. The Artisan Night Market is a community space for designers, artists, creators, performances, students, and tourist to interact. The products on display integrate culture, arts, and lifestyles seamlessly.
Cicada Market is one of the top 5 places to go to in Hua Hin.
What to Expect?
Cicada Market is an imaginative art space which serves as a community space for art students, artists, creators, designers, and tourists, to come together.
The open style night market has a large collection of handmade crafts, decorative items, clothes, and even secondhand items and creative SME products on display.
You are greeted by a beautiful garden setting with many tall trees as you enter the Cicada Market. The general ambiance is well lit with sparkling decorations. There is a food court in the center. A well-planned walkway has street stalls on both sides. There are other small buildings housing shopping outlets and eateries. At one of the night market, there is an amphitheater venue for live performances and art exhibitions.
The area has one of the best hygiene encountered in a night market. The atmosphere is very relaxed with a wide comfortable walking space. We could walk freely without feeling hemmed in.
You will love this if Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is not your cup of Chā ชา!
Cicada Night Market Layout
We found the Cicada Market’s food area and stalls are the cleanest, well laid out and a pleasure to browse. There are four sections or venues to Cicada Market. Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheatre and Cicada Cuisine.
What to Buy Art A La Mode?
Art A La Mode is a place for young Thai entrepreneurs, artists, and students to gather to showcase their products. Art and craft vendors have their stalls on both sides of the walkway.
The common theme is art and crafts. Some of the vendors may be professionals or even amateurs in the various fields of the arts. There are fashion clothing, handmade bags, accessories, trinkets. There are many handmade decorative items sold in the in open-style stalls. Some stalls sell crafts, souvenirs, paper products, and even pre-loved items.
Young Hipster Vendors man the stalls
Most of the vendors here are young people from art colleges. There are local vendors and some from vendors from Bangkok.
The community is one of the artists supporting artists with the help of the local community and tourists.
Some of the young people we spoke to are designers who make a little extra income over the weekend. Young Thai entrepreneurs are very creative in their display and choice of attractive products.
They sell their creations and some other items bought from the bigger wholesale markets. The design here appears more unique. Some items are simply irresistible and very cute or even practical. Prices are decent, sellers are friendly and nice.
You will find T-Shirts with unique graphic designs. Bedazzled iPhone cases.
We bought interesting and quirky trinkets, pretty bracelets, cute earrings and quite a lot of the crochet animal fridge magnets!
Cicada Art Factory
Cicada Art Factory serves as a venue for art exhibitions. This is houses in the two white building in the center.
The exhibitions feature young artists with distinct styles.
The concept of the Art factory is to promote young artists to help generate revenue with their original artworks.
The artists are rotated regularly to show content that includes sculptures, photography, illustrations, paintings, and portraits.
Get a portrait painted
You can get a quick lifelike caricature of yourself starting at 300THB, depending on the size of the portrait.
Help a starving artist in the process.
What to Eat at Cicada Cuisine?
Cicada Cuisine (Food Zone) has a good variety of local and international cuisines.
These include Thai noodles, rice dishes, and seafood stalls. The setup is very professional and clean. You might want to skip the seafood if you’re on a budget and head to the Tamarind Market next door for local style food.
We ordered Pad Thai, Som Tam (Thai papaya salad), Fried Mussels Thai Style and Thai Style Grilled Pork for our dinner.
We ordered the must-have dessert, Thai mango sticky rice.
If you prefer International cuisine, there’s Korean B.B.Q, American and Italian pasta, and Chinese Stir-Fry dishes.
There is a good variety of desserts and many choices of drinks are served.
You can buy food tokens from white booths dotted around the site. You use these to buy a wide choice of foods and drinks. There is a wine bar here. You get to sit at proper tables and chairs to enjoy your dinner.
You can return unused food tokens for a full refund before 11 pm.
What to See?
At the amphitheater-style venue, the performing arts take center stage to entertain, educate and even amuse visitors.
We enjoyed some traditional dances and a rock concert with Thai ballads. The performances are rotated regularly to promote the works of talented artists in the performing arts.
The creative activities include workshops, fine arts exhibitions, and performances of dance, music, from the university, community theatre and various local artistes.
Cicada Market is open to vendors of handicrafts and proposals from artists, musicians, and performers looking for a venue. FREE admission to Cicada Market.
Performances or exhibitions taking place are FREE of charge.
Where is the Cicada Market?
Cicada Market, 83/159 ซอยหัวถนน 21 ถนน ซอย หนองแก-ตะเกียบ Nong Kae, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand Contact: +66 99 669 7161
Transportation via tuk-tuks is easy from any hotels.
What are the Opening Hours?
Opened every Friday, Saturday from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
How long do I need to spend there?
Cicada Market is clean and well organized. The area is quite big and to enjoy all exhibits, performances, have dinner and shop, you will need to spend a whole evening here. If you go Hua Hin, this is a must visit the place. It is a very pleasant outing to make as a couple, a group or family.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Is there any Entrance Fees?
No admission charge to Cicada Market, performances or exhibitions taking place is FREE of charge.
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