KNOXVILLE, TN – July 29, 2019 – Attend the 6th Knoxville Asian Festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the World’s Fair Park. The event features authentic traditional food vendors representing Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam.
The event kicks off with the Asian Costume Parade 10:45 a.m. at the water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 11:15 a.m. at the Amphitheater stage.
Featured performance art includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Taiwan, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian, Indonesia Japan and Philippine dance & music. For the first time, Balinese Indonesia traditional dance will be performed. Various martial arts demonstrations, K-Pop and J-Pop performances, Kimono Show, Chinese acrobat & opera, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, and Japanese drummers Taiko from Disney World will take place.
New food vendors include Japanese authentic Ramen noodle “Ramen Bones,” Indonesian satay, Hey Bear Cafe Boba Tea, Thai Go -Thailand Dishes, padthai, chicken sticks, mango sticky rice, Kazuko Hibachi Japan – Tepanyaki, Bombay Palace Indian Chicken Tikka Masala, and Tomo poke bowl.
The new “Asian World” invites visitors to travel through various booths that are named after Asian cultural interactive activities, featuring traditional foods and art. Children and adults can 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.
Another new project this year is an Asian business seminar 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at Knoxville Chamber of Commerce featuring speaker Masami Tyson, Global Director of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Register online to reserve your seat. The educational Asian Film Festival takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
For a full schedule and more information, visit www.knoxasianfestival.com.
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