NESIAN NIGHT MARKET

OVERVIEW

2024 SUMMER NESIAN NIGHT MARKET VENDOR INTEREST LIST OPEN NOW!

That’s right, Nesian Night Market IS BACK!


2024 SUMMER SESSION 5PM - 9PM


Starting on June 21st, we’ll be opening doors for all to come and enjoy their favorite local Nesian vendors.


For any Pasefika businesses (Melanesian/Micronesian/Polynesian) who are looking to vend at any of the summer season dates, please refer to the interest form via the QR code or link and, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


We love you all and can’t wait to see you all back for the SUMMER SEASON!

Proceeds from our Nesian Night Markets will go to support our Ta'iala Youth Exchange Program.

Our NESIAN NIGHT MARKET - 2023 SUMMER SESSION - WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

NESIAN NIGHT MARKET - 

Samoan Solutions is dedicated to supporting Pasefika Businesses both near & far. We believe in creating accessible spaces for customers & our businesses to connect. In 2013, we opened our Start/Finish line to Pasefika Vendors at no charge. This was the perfect opportunity for people to shop for holiday gifts and more. In 2018, we started the hashtag - #ShopPasefika where we highlighted different Pasefika Businesses across the globe.

Having Le Maota, allowed us to extend our efforts in real life through our Nesian Night Markets. The goal was to offer affordable space for Pasefika Business Owners to sell their goods to the community. In June of 2023, we hosted our first Nesian Night Market. This first event hosted a total of 14 vendors who all either sold out, or did extremely well on sales. The Summer Season had a total of 4 sessions our last one being a 2 day - Friday/Saturday finale event. All 4 Night Markets were a huge success and well received by both our vendors & community. Our July Nesian Night Market, was also our Pasefika Boss Up program's community launch. Our Young Bosses, either launched or pitched their businesses. 

SUMMER SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

We hosted a total of 57 Small Business Vendors

For 17 of our vendors, this was their first Pop up market and they were all excited to expand their business to other Pop Up markets. 

4 of our Youth Bosses from our Pasefika Boss Up Program launched their small business at our July Nesian Night Market

2 of our Youth Bosses pitched their businesses to the community at our July Nesian Night Market

We served over 1,410 people this Summer season. 

We served over 243 people at the Holiday Nesian Night Market.





IN THE NEWS 

Check out this article about both Nesian Night Market & our Pasefika Boss Up Youth Entrepreneurship Program featured in San Mateo County - Daily Journal - CLICK TO READ 

THE NEED

The number of Pacific Islander Business owners is small compared to other minority groups.  In addition, COVID-19 resulted in the closing down of Pacific Islander Smal Businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of our Pacific Islander people have wonderful business ideas, yet face challenges trying to launch their business. It is our hope that through this effort, we will see more Pasefika Business Owners in the near future. 

DETAILS

Our Nesian Night Markets aim to offer safe, and affordable space for Pasefika Business Owners to connect with our community customer base. All our markets are family friendly. 

Holiday Season - 2023


Summer Season - 2024

2 DAY Season Finale - Tentatively Scheduled for: