9th Asian Festival Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

9th Asian Festival Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

Festival will take place July 21-22 at GMU.

This year, the 9th Asian Food and Tennis Festival is celebrating the year of dragon. The Festival is a two-day, free admission event to promote greater understanding of the Asian countries and cultures. It will be held at the George Mason University on July 21, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on July 22, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is open to the public.

This year, the theme is "The Year of Dragon" where you will discover the dragon lord of the heavens and rain maker’s representation of their own cultural heritage in four different showcase areas: Heritage India, It’s More Fun In Philippines, Image Of China, and Amazing Thailand.

Besides the usual diverse vendors and exhibitions, there will be an interactive area with carnival rides and games for children. More than 200 multi-cultural vendors and exhibitions will also serve the event; including 35 multi-cultural food, product vendors, among them Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian and Philippine cuisine and handicrafts.

The Festival will also showcase an all-day prize money tennis tournament, stage performances, contests, interactive demonstrations, children interactive area–as well as "Destination Asia," where Asian embassies and organizations exhibit their cultures, arts, and cooking demonstration.

This year, the Thai Tennis Organization in America (TTOA) will again partner with Singha Beer and the United States Tennis Association Virginia to bring this Festival to Asian American families and the general public.

For more information, contact George Duangmanee at info@asianfestivaldc.com or Bing C. Branigin at bing@asianfestivaldc.com.