General Info



The Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.

The family-friendly event features music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and other products. Guests can enjoy authentic Asian-American food from 15 vendors, offering Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Philippine and other delectable cuisines.
Guests can also enjoy traditional Asian dance and musical performances on three separate stages; multicultural demonstrations of cooking, henna painting and palm reading; and craft sales including clothing, artworks, dolls, silk items and other gifts.



Key Info

HOURS: Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

FIRST AID: First Aid is located inside the Museum on the 1st floor. 

COUPONS ARE SOLD FOR FOOD AND DRINK ONLY: Food and drinks are sold by coupon only. Coupons can be purchased for $1.00 each.  Purchase of coupons with Visa, MasterCard or Discover is available at selected coupon booths. 

ATM: ATM is available by bridge entry—flagpole area. Inside main door to museum.

REFUNDS: The Festival does not provide refunds for unused coupons.

SECURITY: Members of the UTSA and SAPD are on the grounds throughout the Festival. Please report any problem or emergency immediately to any officer in your area or at the Security desk on the 1st floor of the Institute building.

LOST CHILDREN: Lost children will be taken to the 1st floor Security Desk.

LOST & FOUND: Claim or report lost articles at the 1st floor Security Desk.

RESTROOMS: 1st floor of the Museum. Portable toilets located in the Back 40.

PETS: No pets, except service animals, are allowed on the Festival Grounds.



Entertainment Areas

WELLS FARGO STAGE: Inside the Museum on the 2nd Floor

THE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE @ UTSA STAGE: Located outdoors 1st floor.

METRO PCS STAGE: Martial Arts area in Back 40 by the Adobe Bldg.

CONNALLY CONFERENCE ROOM: Inside the Museum on the 3rd Floor

ASIAN COOKING DEMOS: Vending Area on 1st Floor



Festival coordinators encourage the use of VIA Park & Ride from Crossroads or a rideshare program such as Uber (promocode: ROOSTER17).