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.
Rich cultures of Asia celebrated at San Antonio’s 2019 Asian Festival
San Antonio Asian Festival in San Antonio
We hate spam too, we'll never share your email address. Confucius Wishing Lanterns On The Water is an annual event in which the public casts illumination in honor of loved ones, as well as hopes, dreams, and wishes. This kid-friendly event has free admission and includes Asian music and performances from 5 to 6 p. Lanterns must be purchased at the event, starting at 3 p. Advance purchased lanterns will be available for pickup at Samuel Gompers Park.
Date set for San Antonio's 2019 Asian Festival: Year of the Boar
Chavey , mySA. Traditional Asian dances and modern K-pop entertained the large crowd, while authentic food and music added to the celebration of the Asian culture. Traditional Asian dances and modern K-pop entertained the large crowd, while authentic food and music added to the. As per standard festival protocol, Asian Festival will include food, music, shopping and entertainment. It will also have several hands-on activities, including "two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children's hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table, and more," event details said.
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.