AsiaFest Returns to Houston

AsiaFest, a FREE indoor festival with fun for the whole family, combines culinary, cultural, craft, and performance elements to offer Houstonians an unforgettable day of fun, food, and shopping!

Adults and children of all ages can enjoy performances and demonstrations, while strolling an international bazaar and sampling fare from a dozen food trucks and food vendors serving culinary specialties from around the world, including dumplings, kebabs, poke, boba tea, macarons, mochi, and more.

Performances will run all day, with groups performing Bharatanatyam and Indian folk dance, Taiwanese dragon dance, traditional Vietnamese and Chinese music, and Hawaiian/Polynesian song and dance, among others.

Activities and demonstrations for all ages will include Indian rangoli and alpana designs, Japanese games, Middle Eastern calligraphy, and activities from China, Taiwan, and the Philippines, among others.

Children can enjoy hands-on activities while adults can shop, meet merchants from around the world, and purchase jewelry, handbags, books, toys, manga-style art, apparel, block prints, and henna tattoos.

New this year: children of all ages can use Asia Society's special passport to collect stamps at different "regions" throughout the building, including a Texas stop at the Site Lines exhibition, to receive a fun prize.

Also new this year: attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite family-friendly Asian pop culture character, with a Costume/Cosplay Contest judging for costumed guests ages 18 and under.

In addition, Asia Society's exhibitions will be free that day: the site-specific installation Super Sarap (focusing on Filipino foods) and Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas (Asia Society's first exhibition to showcase all Asian American artists).

In total, groups representing dozens of Asian cultures will be showcased, highlighting the many communities that call Houston home.

For more information, visti www.asiasociety.org/texas.

AsiaFest Returns to Houston



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