KNOXVILLE, TN — The Public is invited to attend the 6th Knoxville Asian Festival on August 25, 2019 from 11 am to 8 pm at the World’s Fair Park. Similar to previous years, the 2019 Asian Festival features authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian countries and areas such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam. 

Asian Costume Parade starts at 10:45 AM at water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 11:15 AM at Amphitheater stage. 

We are especially proud of the featured performance art that includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Taiwan, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian, Indonesia Japan and Philippine dance & music. For the first time, Balinese Indonesia traditional dance will be performed. We also showcase various martial arts demonstrations, K-Pop and J-Pop performances, Kimono Show, Chinese acrobat & opera from Las Vegas & NY, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, and Japanese drummers Taiko from Disney World. Many of our artists travel to Knoxville from all over the country and from various Asian countries to participate in this year’s festival. 1,250 seats will be available under the Amphitheater tent for the big stage performances.   

We have many authentic Food vendors from each country. New food vendors are Japanese authentic Ramen noodle “Ramen Bones,” Indonesian satay, Hey Bear Cafe

Boba Tea, Thai Go -Thailand Dishes, padthai, chicken sticks, mango sticky rice, Kazuko Hibachi Japan –Tepanyaki, Bombay Palace Indian Chicken Tikka Masala, Tomo poke bowl. And we have much more

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 featuring traditional foods and art for each one. Children and adults will receive a stamp on their festival passport for each cultural booth visited. Everyone is encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions. 

Another new project this year is an Asian business seminar on August 23rd at 1 p.m. at Knoxville Chamber of Commerce featuring speaker Masami Tyson, Global Director of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Register online to reserve your seat.

We also have an educational Asian Film Festival on Aug 24th 10 AM – 4 PM. Please register online at