05/22/2014 11:55 EDT | Updated 07/22/2014 05:59 EDT

Surrey night market to feature multicultural vendors

A group in Surrey is planning to make summer nights in the city a little more exciting by starting up a night market with a multicultural twist at the Cloverdale exhibition grounds starting in July.

Organizer Satbir Cheema says the idea of a night market in Surrey is just what families in the city need.

"We are presenting it as a destination for families to go and have fun at night."

The open air market is being modelled after the Richmond night market, which features many Chinese vendors.

However Cheema says they want to make their event "totally multicultural."

"We'll have food from Western, Chinese, Ukrainian, Philippine, Vietnamese, Latin American, Korean, Greek, Indian — everybody and anybody who is willing to come and set up a booth will be welcomed," says Cheema.             

The organizers have already signed a letter of intent with the operators of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Fair Grounds, and an ad for vendors and workers went up this week on Craigslist, he says.

The Surrey Night Market is expected open July 4 and to run on Friday and Saturday evenings until the end of August.

Cheema says they hope to have about 100 vendors signed up for the opening.

Google Maps: Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition grounds