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Asian Festival – 2019

Celebrate the Cultures of Asia

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

Adults (13 and older) $10 advance
Child (6 to 12) $5
Child (0 to 5) Free
Group rate $8 per person (party of 10 or more, advance only)
Adult (at the gate) $12

Download the visitor guide

Grounds map, Performance schedule, Menu (revised 1/25), Complete Guide

  • When & Where
  • Announcements
  • Volunteer
  • Map
  • Food
  • FAQ
  • Contact

Saturday Feb 9, 2019
10 AM – 5 PM | 801 E. CESAR E. CHAVEZ BLVD

Transportation options: VIA Primo 100 (Fredericksburg Rd.) and VIVA Centro route will service the festival entrance on Feb. 9.


(Last updated 23 JAN 2019)

Volunteer recruitment is now closed.


Volunteers directly contribute to the success of festivals and special events at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Whether you’re a student needing volunteer hours, a kindhearted citizen who enjoys volunteering at events or a corporate neighbor who prides yourself on giving back to the community, we have a role for you!

Our volunteer opportunities include a variety of tasks that require outstanding customer service. We also have behind-the-scenes jobs including (but not limited to) door and hallway monitors, set up and take down, exhibit monitors, to name a few! Benefits include free event admission, free parking, and discounted volunteer t-shirt.

We have several volunteer opportunities for small groups (companies, fraternities/sororities, clubs, church groups, etc.) who would like to work together in a team effort. Please contact us as soon as possible and we’ll try to accommodate your group. We also encourage group volunteers to wear company and/or organization t-shirts.


The Asian Festival is held on the grounds of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Parking recommendations are indicated at right. The institute encourages use of carpool, ride share and public transportation. VIA Primo 100 and VIVA Centro routes will service the festival grounds on Feb. 9.

Food and drinks are sold by coupon only. Coupons may be purchased for $1.00 each at booths located throughout the grounds. Purchase of coupons and coins with Visa, MasterCard or Discover is available at all booths. Please note: Craft vendors do not accept coupons.

For the food menu and prices, please refer to the visitor guide above.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds. Service animals are welcome.

Do you take credit cards?
You can pay for admission tickets and food coupons with a credit card. Some craft vendors on the veranda might not have credit card capability.

Do you have an ATM?
Yes, three locations – one at the front by the flagpoles, one on the Back 40 near the back gate, and one on inside the museum. Details in the visitor guide (in development).

Where can I park?
The institute does not have on-site parking. Refer to the map for recommendations on parking places near the institute.

How can I become a vendor or performer?
Send us an e-mail with details on yourself and your business or performance group and we can send you an application. Click here.

Main line: 210-458-2300

Festival office: 210-458-2224


Volunteer Hotline: (Currently inactive)