Festival of Eid 2023VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented by the Tameez Family
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
4 p.m. Festival
All-Ages Activities | Food, Drink, and Shopping | Day-of Information | About the Festival of Eid
Join us for our fifth annual Eid Festival! Celebrate and learn through food, performances, artist demonstrations, activities, and games!
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is an occasion of peace, joy, and festivity. People visit friends and family, give gifts, and eat sweets and delicious food.
All are welcome to join our Eid celebration! Start outside and enjoy food from food trucks and stalls. Head inside for music and dance performances, an indoor bazaar of local artists and small business owners, arts and crafts, and demonstrations. Plus, enjoy free admission to our exhibition on view, Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions.
This event is FREE and open to the public; RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. Food and drink will be available for sale.
The below activities take place 4–8 p.m.
Watch a master calligrapher in action, and have your name written in Arabic!
Presented by the Islamic Arts Society
Learn about the Turkish art of water marbling.
Presented by the Islamic Arts Society
Henna is a beautiful tradition and a central part of celebrations for Eid. Receive your own Henna design by a talented artist.
Geometric Art Making
Design an Eight-point star to take home.
Light is an important symbol in Islam. Use colorful paper to make your own Eid lantern to bring light home!
Eid Greeting Cards and Bookmarks
Learn about different imagery and symbols associated with Eid, and create your own greeting card to give to family and friends.
Vendors and Featured Artists
Food and Drink
All food vendors are serving halal food.
Coffee Q | FiLLi Cafe | Foreign Policy Food Truck | Karuna's Kitchen | Magic Cup | Popssibilities | Reza Persian Grill | Teacup Cafe
Arts, Gifts, and Goods
Artisana by Casa Indika | Boutique by Maryam | Ethnic Evolution | Ethnic Rootz | Fabspirit | LH Candle Studio | The T's Creations
Our Festival of Eid is a rain-or-shine event taking place both outdoors and indoors.
Southmore Boulevard in front of the building will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.
Parking and Directions
Paid parking is available in Asia Society Texas' lot across Southmore Boulevard from the building. Entrances are located on Caroline and Austin Streets. Bicycle racks are available in our parking lot for no cost.
Asia Society Texas Center is a five-minute walk from the Museum District METRO Rail Station.
|4–8 p.m.||Festival Access
|4:30 p.m.||Music by the National Arab Orchestra|
|5:30 p.m.||Music by the National Arab Orchestra|
|6:30 p.m.||Afghan Dance by Linda Sadiq|
|7:30 p.m.||Nasheed Songs by Umer Zaman|
About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Saleena Jafry, Director of Development, at SJafry@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9939.
Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn
The Bahalim Family
Shahzad Bashir Family
Tariq and Dr. Uzma Iqbal
Saniah and Hyder Kazimi
Drs. Monira and Azam Kundi
Drs. Basheer and Saleha Khumawala
Shazma and Arshad Matin
Errol Pinto and Nazia Mohammed
Cartha and Nameer Siddiqui | Goldman Sachs
Selma and Mustafa Tameez
Past Eid Events
2022: Highlights | Details
2021: Highlights | Details
2020: The Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration
2019: Highlights | Details
Presenting Program Partner
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77004