AsiaFest 2019

AsiaFest 2019 New Date

Exhibitions | Volunteering | Vendors | Performance Schedule | Parking | Sponsorship and Support 

Eat, shop, and play at Asia Society's annual festival! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, live demonstrations, and more await at this FREE indoor event.

New this year:

  • Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!
  • Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite family-friendly Asian pop culture character. All costumed guests ages 18 and under are invited to participate in a Costume/Cosplay Contest at 1 p.m. upstairs during the festival.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest

Super Sarap web banner

In Super Sarap, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019

Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas

In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen ButtAbhidnya GhugeBeili LiuJun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019


Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist onstage and in the family activity areas, the galleries, and throughout the building. Two shifts are available: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. To volunteer for the event, please contact or 713.496.9917.

Vendors and Partners

To apply as a vendor at the event, please complete the online application and a member of our staff will review. For questions, please contact or 713.496.9917.

Food Trucks
Foreign Policy | Friohana | Nom Mi Street Food

Food and Drink
Diced Poke | Dough DiggerDumpling Haus | Fung's Kitchen | Korino SweetsMagic Cup | Popfancy Pops

Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
Amara's Trunk | Boutique by Maryam | Brazos Bookstore | Clay Flower Lady | Community ClothCurations By ASAL | Ethnic Rootzfabspirit | Hooked on Henna | Iki JapanJen Lee | Katsola | Lang's Dough Figurines | Mochillery | Madame Butterfly Nagasaki | Tiny Sponge | Trishnna Tea | Twilight Imports

Performing Groups and Artists
Anjali Center for Performing Arts | Dance of Asian America | Houston Halau | Kajal Desai Dance and Wellness | Legend of Taiwan | North America Youth Chinese Orchestra | TECO | Viet Wave Music

Partners Providing Family-Friendly Activities
American Turkish Association | Filipino Young Professionals | Islamic Arts Society | Jayati Sengupta | National Taiwan University Alumni Association in HoustonTaiwanese Heritage Society | Vietnamese Culture and Science Association

Performance Schedule

11 a.m. • Bollywood Dance
by Kajal Desai Dance and Wellness

11:45 a.m. • Traditional Vietnamese Music
by Viet Wave Music

12:30 p.m. • Polynesian Hula
by Houston Halau

1:15 p.m. • Taiwanese Dragon Dance
by Legend of Taiwan

2 p.m. • Bharatanatyam
by Anjali Center for Performing Arts

2:45 p.m. • Traditional Chinese Music
by North America Youth Chinese Orchestra

3:30 p.m. • Traditional Taiwanese Music

4:15 p.m. • Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Dance
by Dance of Asian America

All performances are free admission and will take place in our Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater on the first floor of our building. The entrance is located in the Grand Hall directly across from our switchback staircase. Food and drink are not allowed in the theater. Accessibility ramp is located across from the elevator.


Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. Entrances are located on Caroline Street and Austin Street. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.

Previous AsiaFest Events

2018 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2017
2017 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2016
2016 AsiaFest details

Press Coverage

AsiaFest preview on KPRC
5 Best Bets This Weekend in Houston: George Springer's All-Stars and AsiaFest
Top 11 Things for Kids in Houston This Week
Rain Won't Stop This Weekend's Rescheduled AsiaFest
A lesson on the art of alpana ahead of this weekend's AsiaFest
AsiaFest preview on Fox26
Fun and culture greet Houston at 2019 AsiaFest

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Sponsorship and Support

AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet.

Benefactor Level Sponsorship

HEB Regions Bank

Ambassador Level Sponsorship

National Taiwan University Alumni Association in Houston

Chairman Level Sponsorship


Teri & Jeff Lee
Laura & Brad McWilliams

Presidents Level Sponsorship

JD Joyce Investment Management Group

Kan & Celia Lin
AsUnited Marketing Alliance
Symong & Francoise Shih
Mr. & Mrs. Chih-Jen Kao
Mrs. Lynn Chou & Mr. Jett Lin

Additional Support

Joanne & Kevin Hsu
Polly Lee
Meifei Liang
Jone-Ing Lin
Joy Wu
Chao-Shyuan Li

Event Details

Sat 29 Jun 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


Free and open to the public
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