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| About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with AsiaFest, Asia Society Texas Center's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!

Co-Chairs: Teri and Jeffrey Lee

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Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist at the Information Desk, on stage, and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. We have three shifts: 9:30 am–12:30 pm, 12:15–3:15 pm, and 3:00–6:00 pm.

To volunteer for the event, please fill out this online form. For more information, contact [email protected] or 713.496.9915.


Membership Special

In celebration of AsiaFest and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, enjoy 20% off all memberships purchased May 13 through May 15! Sign-up by visiting Visitor & Member Services or entering promo code ASIAFEST online.

Asia Society members receive FREE gallery admission and discounted tickets to 100+ programs throughout the year.


Fusion Food and Snacks

Food trucks representing the Bayou City’s culinary diversity will be lined up along Southmore Boulevard. 

  • Friohana Shave Ice
  • Ripe Cuisine
  • D’Lish Curbside
  • Offbeat Eatz
  • Wokker Texas Ranger
  • It’s A Wrap
  • The Grove Donut Truck
  • Tila’s Tacos


Community Demonstrations and Performances

Catch performances and demonstrations from Houston's many cultural groups! More performers to be announced. A schedule will be available the week of AsiaFest.

We are no longer accepting artist applications. 

Festival Lawn Stage (Outdoors)

  • Avantica Academy of Odissi Dance
  • Tai Chi Demonstration with Henderson Smith
  • Korean Folk Dance and Tae Kwon Do Demonstration from The Korean Art Company
  • Kamishibai by the Consulate General of Japan
  • Bollywood Dance by US Desi Gals
  • Iranian Youth Dancers by Iranian Culture Foundation
  • Escrima Martial Art Demonstration by Bahala Na Martial Arts Association

The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater (Indoors)

  • Taiwanese Puppet Show by The Taiwanese Heritage Society
  • Viet Wave Music
  • Chinese Dance by J&H Dance School
  • Bollywood Performance by Infused Performing Arts
  • Chinese Dance by the Oriental Arts Education Center 


Games, Activities, and Community Stations

Enjoy fun games and crafts in our Family Activity Zone. Please check back in the coming weeks for updates.

  • Chinese Character-Matching
  • Chopstick Pick-up Games
  • Dragon Boat Crafts
  • Ebru Painting and Henna by Islamic Arts Society
  • Giant Sudoku
  • Harris County Public Heath Information and Giveaways
  • Ikebana 
  • Kite-making
  • Origami by Max Nguyen/Asia Pacific
    American Heritage Association
  • Poi Rākau (Traditional Maori Game)
  • Rangoli and Sari-tying Demonstration by India Cultural Center
  • Year of the Rooster Craft by Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers



Shop jewelry, clothing, and handmade goods from the many local vendors on-site. Vendors wishing to participate in AsiaFest 2017 can download our vendor application form here.

Art, Handmade Gifts, and Decor

  • Balushka Paper Floral Artistry
  • Clay Flower Lady
  • Malucasart

Beauty and Skincare Products and Services

  • Atomy Center
  • Rosehip Essentials

Clothing, Jewelry, & Accessories

  • Earthredz, LLC
  • Ethnic Rootz
  • Fabspirit/SA Creative Design
  • Diversity Clothing Co.
  • Heirloom Treasures
  • Longitude Lane
  • Sachi Creation
  • Twilight Imports, LLC
  • YingSilver

Food, Drink, and Produce

  • Big Creek Farms
  • Dumpling Haus
  • Gingersnaps, Etc./The Center
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • PopCart Handmade Ice Pops
  • TeaCiti




Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery (2nd floor): Featuring works by 16 Japanese artists, including rare wall-hung installations and works never before seen in Houston, Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art both engages and educates audiences about a vibrant cultural art form.

Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall (1st floor): Contemporary artist Sangram Majumdar emphasizes shared points of connection between seemingly disparate cultures. His paintings are layered with a range of historical references that are lost and recovered as the images unfold.


Parking and Access

Paid parking for AsiaFest is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore. For additional details about accessing the Museum District including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options, please visit the Houston Museum District website.

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About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

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Sponsorship & Support

AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please fill out and return this sponsorship form. For questions, please contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Institutional Giving, at 713.496.9909 or [email protected].

Benefactor Level Sponsorship

Ambassador Level Sponsorship

Teri and Jeffrey Lee

President Level Sponsorship

J.D. Joyce
Dr. Cybele Woon
Mike Calvert Toyota
Taiwanese Heritage Society of Houston

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Event Details

Sat 13 May 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

Free and open to the public
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