Update: Fiesta Asia Street Fair Postponed to June 1

Fiesta Asia

Fiesta Asia

UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Fiesta Asia Street Fair has been postponed to Saturday, June 1. We look forward to celebrating with you then.  

On Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., participants of all ages will enjoy a wide array of activities on the streets of Washington, DC. In its 19th year, the Fiesta Asia Street Fair will return as the longest-running, largest and most inclusive FREE Pan-Asian Heritage Festival in the region. 

Fiesta Asia Street Fair will feature over 1,000 performers, artisans, entrepreneurs, food vendors and organizations on multiple stages representing more than 25 cultures for eight consecutive hours. There will be: live performances by musicians, vocalists, dancers, martial artists, a diverse array of Pan-Asian cuisine, an exciting shopping bazaar, kid-friendly interactive activities, an incredible talent competition, a lively cultural parade, pulsating street dancing, unique exhibits of traditional and contemporary Asian crafts and more! 

Of note, this year’s food alley is one and a half times the size of last year’s, with quite a few new vendors from New York City. Also this year: the public can partake in learning and performing the dragon dance during the parade, or the ‘The Dragon Way’ line dance and sing your heart out at the Spotlight karaoke stage. 

The "Ten Drum Art Percussion Group" from Taiwan will also be making their Washington, DC debut appearance at Fiesta Asia Street Fair. Ten Drum Art Percussion Group’s performances blend traditional Taiwanese percussion instruments with elements of modern performance art. Ten Drum Art Percussion Group’s works were nominated for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and they have won numerous honors and awards in the international percussion music scene, making it one of the most important representatives of Taiwanese cultural arts. 

Additionally, Conjutsu & Fiesta Asia have partnered up to present the 2024 Fiesta Asia Cosplay contest, spearheaded by Conjutsu. The best cosplay character wins a $100 cash prize. 

Fiesta Asia Street Fair is one of the many key signature events during Passport DC, a month-long journey around the world highlighting the District's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. In its 17th year, Passport DC is celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, DC. Most Passport DC events are free and open to the public. 

Tickets for Fiesta Asia can be reserved HERE

WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and Sixth Streets in the District of Columbia

WHEN: Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. EDT

Media Members: For media members interested in getting in touch about Fiesta Asia, please reach out to passportdc@lindarothpr.com

Media-ready photos are here. Photo caption and credit listed as the file name. 


About Fiesta Asia

Fiesta Asia is hosted by Asia Heritage Foundation to celebrate the Asian Heritage month annually in May. This month-long celebration aims to commemorate the rich and diverse heritage of America’s Asian community. Since 2006, Fiesta Asia has been offering a unique and unforgettable experience every year through an exciting array of programs & activities including street fairs, movie fests, performing arts showcases, art exhibits, fashion programs, tasting extravaganzas, musical concerts and many more with our programming partners. Our aim is to share, celebrate, and promote the diversity of Asian heritage and culture through the arts, traditions, education, cuisine, and way of life. We firmly believe our efforts through arts and culture can unite communities, connect people, create economic & social growth, and foster deeper cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Fiesta Asia Street Fair brings together over 1000 performers + artisans + entrepreneurs + organizations to create the festivities that are enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors. It is truly an amalgamation of the diverse Asian cultures and heritage. fiestaasia.org

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