Asian Festival

A Celebration of Culture and Tradition

The Asian Festival remains one of San Antonio’s favorite family-friendly events, commemorating the diversity of people from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific island nations. With hands-on activities and opportunities to learn through experience, we come to appreciate the cultures that have added their distinct touches to the Texan identity.

Asian Festival returns on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus.

For more information, please read our latest article: Asian Festival returns to UTSA on May 27.

After careful consideration, UTSA leadership and the Institute of Texan Cultures staff have made the difficult decision to postpone our beloved festivals one more year.

Both the Asian Festival and the Texas Folklife Festival will return in 2023. Our hope is that the extended year will allow staff more planning time so that we may deliver quality cultural experiences that engage the community and continue our celebrated traditions.

The extra time will allow us to work through lingering challenges such as supply chain, health and safety protocols and logistics.

Important guidance will come from the ITC Centennial 2068: Community Visioning process via the Community Engagement & Sustaining Support Task Force. The group’s work will provide important counsel on leveraging current and new partnerships to advance the annual cultural tradition and broaden its impact for so many in San Antonio and across the state.

While it deeply saddens us to postpone one more year, both UTSA and the ITC are committed to bringing the festivals back as soon as we can.

We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment to the exhibitors, community members and volunteers who have been patiently waiting for the festivals to return; however, we pledge to come together again soon so that our one-of-a-kind cultural celebrations at the ITC continue.

As additional information becomes available, we will share on our website and on our social media channels.