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August 25, 2019

11:00AM – 8:00PM

At the World’s Fair Park. Similar to previous years, the 2019 Asian Festival features authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian countries and areas such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Asian Cultural Parade starts at 10:45AM at water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 11:15AM at Amphitheater stage.

We are especially proud of the featured performance art that includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Taiwan, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Indonesia Japan and Philippine dance & music. For the first time, Balinese Indonesia traditional dance will be performed. We also showcase various martial arts demonstrations, K-Pop and J-Pop performances, Kimono Show, Chinese acrobat & opera from Las Vegas & NY, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, and Japanese drummers Taiko from Disney World. Many of our artists travel to Knoxville from all over the country and from various Asian countries to participate in this year’s festival. 1,250 seats will be available under the Amphitheater tent for the big stage performances.

The Asian Festival also includes a strong educational component. We recently implemented “Asian World,” where visitors travel through various booths that are named after Asian cultural interactive activities and featuring traditional foods and art for each one. Children and adults will receive a stamp on their festival passport for each cultural booth visited. Everyone is encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions.

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