World’s Fair Park
Sunday, August 28 • 10 am – 6 pm
Parade begins at 10 am at the fountain
The Asian Culture Center of TN (ACCTN) was founded in 2014 to promote culture, diversity, and unity in the community. Communities benefit every time there is an organized event leading people to develop an open mind about others and their culture. Our aim is to develop Asian cultural diversity and understanding in our Tennessee community.
Similar to previous years, the 2022 Asian Festival will offer authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian Cultures such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistani, and Vietnam.
We are especially proud of the featured performance art that includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thailand, and Indian, Indonesia Japan, and Philippine dance and music. For the first time, one of the most famous instruments used in traditional Indonesian music, Angklung, which is made up of a number of bamboo tubes fixed on a bamboo frame, will be performed.
Various martial arts demonstrations will be showcased, Thailand Traditional Dancers from Washington, DC, K-Pop and J-Pop performances, Kimono Show, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese drummers Taiko Drum group from Disney World, and Korean Fan Dancers from GA. You can learn Japanese summer dance. Many of our artists will travel to Knoxville from all across the country and from various Asian countries to participate in this year’s festival Amphitheater performances.
The Asian Festival also includes a strong educational component. We recently implemented “Asian World,” where visitors travel through various booths named after Asian cultural interactive activities, featuring traditional foods and art for each one. Receive a stamp on your festival passport for each cultural booth visited! Everyone is encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions.
Visit KnoxAsianFestival.com for more information.
Knoxville Asian Film Festival
Saturday, August 27
Far East Deep South
Documentary about the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and its profound impact on generations. Eye opening!
Documentary about Taiwan tribes.
First Japanese film to receive significant international reception.
Memories of Murder
2003 South Korean crime thriller co-written and directed by Bong Joon-ho.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Documentary of Studio Giburi.
Visit CentralCinema865.com for more information.