All is set for the July 21-22 Asian Festival
“Everything is in place to make sure that the 9th Asian Food and Tennis Festival on July 21 to 22 will once again draw thousands of crowds,” George Duangmanee, festival co-founder and member of the organizing committee, said this week.
He announced participating Asian American associations signed a memorandum of agreement on May 19 at the Four Seasons Tennis Club in Virginia. The committee has also been busy coordinating the final preparations of the festival.
The festival is a two-day, FREE ADMISSION event to promote greater understanding of Asian countries and cultures.
It will take place on July 21, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on July 22, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is open to the general public.
Venue is the George Mason University (Main Campus), located on 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax VA 22030.
“The festival has become a mainstream tradition among Asian American families and the general public because it has something for everybody,” Duangmanee said. The weekend celebration usually draws some 50,000 people.
The festival’s main attractions include multiple food booths, showcasing popular Asian cuisine, and “Destination Asia,” where Asian embassies and organizations exhibit their cultures, arts and crafts and hold cooking demonstrations.
The festival also features an all-day prized money tennis tournament, performances, contests, interactive demonstrations, and children interactive area. The Thai Tennis Organization in America (TTOA) will again partner with Singha Beer and the United States Tennis Association Virginia at this year’s festival.
The festival committee is also composed of Shaju Sirabalan, Kerala Association of Greater Washington; Ruyi He, the Coordination Council of Chinese Americans Associations; Nick Srisawat, Thai Tennis Association; Eileen Nadal, Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc.; Peter Kim, Korean American Associations, and Janine Underwood, US Tennis Association-Virginia.
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