Knox Asian Fest hit downtown Knoxville Aug. 26. It was a gorgeous afternoon for the event which began on Market Square, but the fun and festivities spread far through the surrounding streets. It was obvious from the moment you stepped into downtown Knoxville, the bright colors and peaceful sounds of Asia had arrived.
This is the fifth year the festival has come to Knoxville. The free event is always a big hit with Volunteer fans. The event is a joint effort by volunteers and leaders within the Asian-American community. The goal each year is to promote Asian culture and bring people together from various cultures to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle. The event lasted most of the day, and including both stages had over 50 live performances.
The main stage on Market Square was filled with performances, including the Japanese Drum Group, Korean Culture Center, and NCCC Chinese Dance. Plenty of vendors stood ready to satisfy your taste buds with authentic foods from Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea and more. There were also plenty of activities to do with the kids as well, including a Kids Asian World and a Country Street where you could learn about different Asian countries.
With so many sights to see and things to do, we can’t wait until next year.