So Bazaar returns to Redmond

The annual evening festival returns Aug. 16, 23 and 30.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:30am
  • News

The annual So Bazaar Night Market returns to Downtown Redmond this August. This evening festival comes to life in the form of pop-up urban night markets on the last three Thursdays in August — Aug. 16, 23 and 30. With roots in the exciting street life throughout Asia, the So Bazaar Night Market transforms Downtown Redmond with performances, art and cuisine along the Redmond Central Connector (RCC) trail located between 161st Ave NE and Leary Way.

“So Bazaar is a signature Redmond experience that combines the arts with food trucks and a concert series into one unique community event,” Mayor John Marchione, said in a press release. “There is no other event quite like So Bazaar in the region.”

The theme this year is all-things Art Nouveau –a total art style and international movement across disciplines that was most popular between 1890 and 1910.

August 16 – Ultraviolet: Stop by the beer garden, where glamorous performers pose to be drawn en plein air. As the sun goes down, enjoy a silent film accompanied by live music and watch the majesty of Stravinsky’s Firebird.

August 23 – Rose: Come for a PINKnic on the Redmond Central Connector lawn, where sunny soundscapes from PNW indie electronica artists will have everyone smiling all evening long. Dance the night away at the silent disco below the lights of the art installation Signals.

August 30 – Blanc: Dress in white, and come ready to enjoy a Cabaret under the stars and a Jazz Age Dance-Off featuring Eastside social dance groups. “Paris Jazz” will be playing all night long with a stream of local guest performances.

New to So Bazaar this year, the event will feature artist Jen Szabo’s art installation along the Redmond Central Connector throughout the entire So Bazaar event series. Exploring the ideas of seasonality, rebirth, even invasiveness, she gravitated toward the dandelion as the subject of the work and will create a network of dandelion chandeliers.

“I want to continue to have the audience look skyward and utilize fiber art materials in this temporary installation,” Szabo said in a press release. “An inverted dandelion ‘dome’ will suspend from the ceiling of the Signals sculpture, while the ‘seed pod’ lanterns, illuminated after dark, are dispersed by the dandelions overhead between the sculpture, Redmond

Central Connector and Bear Creek Parkway.”

For more information and a complete listing of So Bazaar Night Market activities, please visit

More in News

Suspect arrested for DUI, nearly four times legal limit | Police blotter

The Redmond police blotter for Sept. 24 through 26, courtesy of the RPD blog.

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Aerotek, TEKsystems hold charity golf tournament

Aerotek and TEKsystems held its Wounded Warrior and Team Gleason Golf Tournament… Continue reading

‘Technologist and philanthropist’ Paul Allen dies at 65

The Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner died from cancer on Monday.

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Redmond aims to make parks, trails more accessible

The city is developing an ADA transition plan, which may extend to all facilities.

Mayor John Marchione presented the 2019-20 preliminary biennial budget at Tuesday’s City Council meeting on Oct. 2.
Mayor presents $797 million preliminary biennial budget

Redmond Mayor John Marchione presented the 2019-20 preliminary biennial budget on Oct. 2.

Mayor John Marchione urged all residents to “speak out against domestic violence and support LifeWire’s efforts to prevent and end domestic abuse,” on Oct. 2. Photo courtesy of LifeWire.
Redmond mayor proclaims October as Domestic Violence Action Month

Andrew Farrell, a LifeWire board director, helps the city council proclaim Domestic Violence Action Month on Oct. 2.

Police recovered this stolen saw, among other expensive tools, when they arrested the suspected tool thief. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department
Redmond’s Pro-Act team nabs tool thief in latest bust

The Redmond Police Department’s Pro-Act unit has been conducting crime investigations for 13 years.

Most Read