The Institute of Texan Cultures is following guidelines set forth by the UTSA Public Health task force which recommends postponing and limiting events with an attendance of more than 10. You can read more about those guidelines here:

Once the university begins lifting those limitations, we will begin identifying a new time for the festival. We regret any inconvenience, but please know the safety of the community and participants is a top priority for the ITC and the university.

When we identify a new time for the beloved festival, we will announce on our social media channels and here on our website.

We will also make available information on vendor applications at that time.

Thank you, and be well!

Celebrate the Cultures of Asia


Archival information follows.


February 1, 2020, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures celebrates the annual Asian Festival, observing the Lunar New Year and celebrating the many rich cultures of Asia.

The daylong event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific.

The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.


Ticket Information

Adult (13 and older): $12.00 (advance) $15.00 (at the gate)

Child (6-12): $5.00

Children 5 and under: free

Group rates available in advance only 10+: $10.00


Call for Volunteers

It takes great people to put on great events, and that’s why we need you. The Asian Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 2020 festival on Feb. 1. We’re looking for individuals and groups ready to lend a hand. We need gate teams, information desk staff, elevator and hall monitors, office support and more.


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Call for Participants

Asian Festival is coming and we are looking for Asian additions to our exciting and unique Asian Festival.  We will be celebrating all things Asian at the 33rd Asian Festival, February 1, 2020.

If you are interested in being a part of this amazing event and if you represent an Asian culture, food, dance, craft, martial art or activity we want to hear from you.

Tell us about yourself or your organization or business, what you wish to do at the event, include your name, a website and photos if available.  Email to


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