TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The 14th annual Experience Asia Festival will return to Tallahassee on October 6.
The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee will present the free-admission event that Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at downtown Tallahassee’s Lewis and Bloxham Parks, located at 205 East Park Ave.
The family-friendly festival celebrates the diversity of Asian and Asian Pacific cultures through performances, demonstrations, cuisine, arts and crafts and more.
The festival’s two stages will host engaging displays from Japan, the Philippines, India, the Middle East, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, and the Polynesian Islands.
Traditional drummers, dancers, musicians, martial artists and others will represent their unique culture and express their heritage through shared cultural experiences.
Additionally, Experience Asia features more than 60 exhibitors and vendors of food, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing and other cultural items that are available for purchase.
The festival’s featured performers are the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers, who offer a dynamic and thundering performance of the 2,000-year-old Japanese art form on the festival’s main stage. Matsuriza performs almost daily at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT.
Last year, Experience Asia attracted more than 18,500 people from Florida and Georgia.
Experience Asia is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee, Visit Tallahassee, the Tallahassee County Council on Culture & Arts and WTXL.
For more information, visit www.asiantlh.org or contact (850) 339-5227.