Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the 28th Annual Asian Festival

Your Guide to Getting to most of your Festival Experience

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 By Rosa Oh

The Asian Festival is a signature event for the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) and as an Asian American Chamber, they feel it is important to represent and celebrate the many Asian cultures that reside in North Texas. Each year, the GDAACC's Asian Festival has grown larger in attendance and has become the largest Asian Festival in North Texas. The Home Depot 2018 Asian Festival will kick-off early to start the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (that's in May) on April 29 at Klyde Warren Park from 12 to 5 p.m.

Do the festival right
This year, the Crow Collection of Asian Art will join GDAACC as a museum partner to bring the Asian Festival closer to the Arts District to take full advantage of the arts and cultures experience.

Explore Dallas with ease by hopping on DART to the Arts District or riding the M-line TrolleyD-Link or the Streetcar from Bishop Arts.

This free family-friendly festival will have no shortage of interactive activities, live entertainment, and art booths that all ages will enjoy. The performance stage will showcase diverse entertainment representing various Asian regions. From India to China, you'll experience traditional performances that tell a story through aesthetics and movement inspired by the culture. Don't miss some of the talented performances of Hula dancing to Bollywood.

Be sure to stop by the Crow Collection of Asia Art booth as they flourish your cultural experience filled with Asian crafts, games, and make sure to add your wish to an interactive art installation of a Wishing Tree. And we can't forget about the kids! As a major sponsor, Home Depot will feature their booth with organic gardening of vegetables and herbs. Your little ones can take part in a DYI kid's activities of building a wooden toolbox or bird feeder that will definitely keep them engaged.

Grab a bite to eat
Want a quick bite? Klyde Warren Park will also have their tasty food truck lined up for grab-and-go cuisine. Or stop by one of the many surrounding restaurants, like Savor Gastropub or Relish to feed your craving while you're soaking up the sun in the park.

Explore the rest of the Arts District 
Make it a full family day by checking out the neighboring museums, all within walking distance from Klyde Warren Park. Complete your cultural arts experience by visiting the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, (which are both always free admission!) as well as the Nasher Sculpture Center.

 

Header photo credit: Jarvis Jacobs 

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