New Street Market “El Tianguis Mercado Latino” Opening In Burien Sunday

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El Tianguis, the first Latino-themed street market in the region, is set to open this Sunday, May 30th, in the Town Square Park of downtown Burien. The weekly market will feature goods and services that are traditionally found in open-air markets in Latino countries, including food and drink, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, arts and crafts, and much more.

The market is open not only to Latinos, but to anyone who appreciates Latino culture, products and amenities.

Not to be confused with a swap meet or a flea market, El Tianguis Latino Market will offer up a fun, family atmosphere that is a fusion between a Farmer’s Market and a street fair. Vendors are encouraged to offer their products at competitive prices so that clients feel welcome to do their regular shopping at the market as well as to indulge in exotic, specialty items.

According to their website, shoppers can expect:

Products will include Latino food and beverages, arts and crafts, home and garden, clothing, electronics, and many other items that are traditionally available in markets in Latino countries.

This weekly market is being put on by El Mercado, PC, a not-for-profit group that is:

…dedicated to the cultural and economic development of the Latino community, and has chosen Burien to launch the market because of the city’s earnest desire to integrate its growing Latino population with the general public. By reaching out to Latinos and offering them a stake in the community, the city of Burien has proven to be a shining example of how to tear down the walls that divide us rather than build them up, of how to embrace our differences rather than to reject them.

The market will be held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Burien Town Square Park on 5th Place SW between SW 150th & 152nd Streets – at the same location where the current Discover Burien Farmers Market is held.

For more information, or to apply to be a vendor, contact El Mercado, PC, at [email protected] or at 206-334-2285. You can also get more details at their website here:

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14 Responses to “New Street Market “El Tianguis Mercado Latino” Opening In Burien Sunday”
  1. Jennifer says:

    This will be a great addition to our community!:)

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  2. Michael says:

    Looking forward to checking this out on Sunday!

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  3. jan says:

    OK. Will they be there or somewhere else when the Strawberry Festival moves to Town square?

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    • Michael says:

      According to their website, the market will be closed on June 20th, which is the weekend of the Strawberry Festival.

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  4. Eric says:

    What a great addition. I can’t wait to check it out.

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  5. Rebecca Dare says:

    This is great! I’ll be there!

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  6. Coverofnight says:

    Congratulations Burien! The transition is complete – we’re now “Little Pasco”.

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    • TcB says:

      We all knew you’d be a jerk.

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      • Coverofnight says:

        Hey TcB and citizen – guess we know now that you’re both racist toward Hispanics and how you feel toward the City of Pasco. You obviously have never been to Pasco’s Latino Farmer’s Market (where they have a nice permanent covered area set up for them) and incorrectly took my comment to be a bad thing. Citizen, you’re quick to say they’re not union, ’cause you probably look at them like they’re all illegal. Think before you speak, people!

        As for hauling the garbage – if it pays well, I’d consider it!

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    • citizen says:

      Hey Coverofnight there are NO Union workers at this event…You should enjoy it ! Maybe you should hual their garbage for the day…..

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  7. unclewoo says:

    If by jerk you meant tea party douche bag.

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  8. Gina B says:

    The art, the music the food… seriously I can’t wait!!!

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  9. Juan Bohorquez says:

    No se pierda este gran evento saboreando las deliciosas paletas La Tapatía en el stand de La Sabrocita. Le encantará.

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