Cicada Market is created as a medium of connection to artists, creators, designers, tourists, students and community through integrating culture and arts with lifestyles. As an art market with atmosphere of Hua Hin, Cicada Market is a source of contemporary art in various fields, including the invention of handmade decorative items, fashion clothes, collective secondhand items and SME products with innovative ideas to be displayed and sold in open-style mat and shop. Moreover, open eyes and open mind with creative activities, workshops and exhibitions such as performances, dance, music, fine arts from university, community theatre and various artists.
Opened every Friday, Saturday from 16:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs and Sunday 16:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs, its ambience is showered in light with sparkling decorations and is surrounded by beautiful garden with many tall trees. The entire location features the abundance of shopping outlets and eateries, as well as a venue for live performances and art exhibitions.
Cicada Market is divided into four venues: Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheatre and Cicada Cuisine.
Art A La Mode is where art and craft vendors alongside the paths on the site sell items of clothing, handmade bags, fashion accessories, souvenirs, crafts, used items and cards. Most of the vendors here are young people from art colleges, local vendors, or vendors from Bangkok and nearby.
At the center, there are the two white buildings with raised floors serve as a venue for art exhibitions, called Cicada Art Factory. Exhibitions feature young artists with original style of their works, as well as those from further afield. The artists are rotated regularly to show the public the wealth of variety in terms of the artistic content, including illustrations, portraits, paintings, photos and sculptures. The concept of Art factory is to promote the young artists and to help them generate revenue with their original works.
An amphitheater-style venue provides a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse visitors. Visitors can enjoy edutainment activities performed by bands, dance troupes, or theater groups. Definitely, these performances are rotated regularly to grab the attention of visitors. Also, this venue is to promote the work of talented artists in the performing arts field.
Food zone called Cicada Cuisine where visitors can choose from a wide variety of local and international delights, such as grilled seafood, grilled pork satay, Pad Thai, Fried Mussels Thai Style, Chinese noodle, Korean B.B.Q, various forms of rice-based dishes, American and Italian pasta dishes, and variety of desserts. Also, many choices of drinks are served.
Cicada Market is still open to vendors of handicrafts and idea works, while the market is also open to proposals from artists, musicians, or other performers looking for a venue to perform their shows. No admission charge to Cicada Market, performances or exhibitions taking place are free of charge.
Cicada Market is located on Khao Takieb-Hua Hin Road or Hua Hin 87, at the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and before Sasi Theatre.
Address : 83/159 Nong Kae-Khao Takiap Rd | Nhongkae, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
All hours : Fri – Sun, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cicada Market Reviews
Nice place for shopping and good food
Very good food, buy tickets and go around buy whatever you like 🙂 Very nice place lovely evenings. Nice and clean area!
Worth a visit Cicada Market
Cicada Market is very good location for holiday gifts. Food is very cheap and from many parts of the world. You need to buy coupons for the food but these can be cashed back in if you don’t spend them all. Only open at weekends but definitely worth a visit if you are in HuaHin for an evening
Great artisan market
Not your typical cheap tat market. Most if the stalls sell hand made products if very high quality. There is live music dotted around the place and a good area in the centre. Very chilled out and a great experience.
Extremely clean. Well payed out. Music. Great cheap food and unique stalls selling more artistic and modern works. No usual tourist wares.
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