The 30th Annual Asian Festival celebrates the Year of the Rooster (the 10th sign of the Chinese zodiac) on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Institute of Texan Cultures. This family-friendly event celebrates the Chinese New Year with music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and multicultural demonstrations.
Participants will enjoy authentic Asian-American cuisines from vendors, including Korean, Japanese, Thai, Philippines, Laotian and more. There will also be three separate stages featuring Asian dance and musical performances. The festival also includes henna painting, palm reading and craft sales from vendors offering everything from clothing and artworks to silk and dolls.
The Asian Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate; tickets for children ages 6-12 are $5, and children under 5 are free. For more information, visit www.texancultures.com.