KNOXVILLE, TN The 7th Annual Knoxville Asian Festival, featuring traditional dances, foods and culture, takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at World’s Fair Park.
This year’s festival features Japanese Drum Taiko Group from Disney World Theme Park in Orlando, Florida; Chinese Peking Opera “Monkey King” and Sichuan face changing performance from New York Chinese Traditional Art Center; Thai boxing demonstration, traditional Chinese, Korean, Taiwan, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Indonesia Japan and Philippine dance and music.
The Knoxville Asian Festival showcases all Asian countries and areas. This year also introduces areas such as China Town, Japan Town, Korea Town and Thai Town which focuses on one country or area to create a full cultural immersion for the approximate 60,000 attendees. Adults and kids can pick up a passport and travel through to collect stamps and get gifts.
Food vendors, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, Kimono show, martial arts demonstrations and more are scheduled as well as many kids activities.
The festival is held by Asian Culture Center of Tennessee, a non-profit organization established to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian Continent.
This year’s festival is made possible by many sponsors, vendors and support from the City of Knoxville, Visit Knoxville and many other community partners.
For more information, visit www.knoxasianfestival.com