10th anniversary Knox Asian Festival

10th anniversary Knox Asian Festival

"10th Annual Knox Asian Festival Aug 26th, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Knox Asian Festival @ World’s Fair Park Our mission is to create a welcoming community by sharing our Asian Arts and Cultures. The Festival strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle. We are promoting a diverse and harmonious society that prepares today’s children to take the stage as true global citizens. The Asian Cultural Parade starts at 11 AM at the water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 11:30 AM at the Amphitheater stage. There will be booths for each country, food vendors, & activities spread out across both lawns at World’s Fair Park, and ongoing performances in the Amphitheater. In the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall, we will have FREE Sumo demonstrations & photo opportunities! We’d like to give a special thanks to the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority & TVA for sponsoring the Sumo Wrestlers, meaning the exhibitions are FREE! Thank you so much! Performances Angklung Music (Indonesia) Martial Art Demonstrations Traditional Dancers Thailand Dancers from Washington DC K-Pop & J-Pop Performances Kimono Show Bonsai Exhibition Japanese Tea Ceremony Taiko Drum from Disney World And More! Asian World The Asian Festival also includes a strong educational component. We recently implemented “Asian World,” where visitors travel through various booths that are named after Asian cultural interactive activities and feature traditional foods and art for each one. Children and adults will receive a stamp on their festival passports for each cultural booth visited. Everyone is encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions! New Event: World’s BEST Sumo Show Enjoy astounding action as Sumo Stars go head-to-head! For the first time, Sumo Wrestlers will be performing during the festival on August 26th! This event will be FREE, thanks to the kind sponsorships of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority & Tennessee Valley Authority. Thank you so much to both of these sponsors! Matsuriza Performance Japanese Traditional Taiko Drums from Disney World Our History The Asian Culture Center of TN (ACCTN) was founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting culture, diversity, and unity in the community. There is so much that a community benefits from every time there is a cultural event organized. People not only develop an open mind about other people and their cultures, but the host community also becomes a center of interest for individuals and organizations looking to boost the economic capacity of that particular community. Therefore, as a highly focused organization interested in developing cultural diversity and understanding in our Tennessee community, we have strongly focused on popularizing the Asian culture, which has grown popular in the area." Now accepting food vendor applications!


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