The Asian Festival is a hugely successful one day event that builds bridges within the Asian community and presents a unique and educational event to the community at large. In , nearly 11, guests of varying ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicity attended the Festival. A recent on-site visitor survey showed the following demographics:. Vendors should have an Asian theme, asian decor or some connection to Asian culture or community. No refunds.
Rich cultures of Asia celebrated at San Antonio’s 2019 Asian Festival
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Great Asian Festival and museum - Institute of Texan Cultures
The festival, a UTSA 50th anniversary signature event , opens with the thunder of firecrackers and drums, as Lion Dancers frighten away evil spirits, and bring good fortune for the year ahead. While the festival began as a Chinese New Year celebration, over time, other Asian communities joined the festivities, making the event a true showcase of the Asian continent, from China, to Korea, Japan, the South China Sea, the Indian sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. Also joining the festival this year, the Japanese community has called on the Sumo steakhouse to prepare Akaushi steak and other favorites; Newa Paper Boutique will join the vendors on the veranda selling their Indonesian crafts; and the San Antonio Bead Society will show, teach and sell at their vendor station. Limited parking is available near the institute. Festival organizers recommend ride share, carpool or public transportation.
Event Category: Festival. The daylong event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. Claim Me.