For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire

Asian Festival All Day Today: Great schedule!

Savannah Asian Festival Today- DANCERS BEGINNING SOON

Until 4 p.m. today, event will be at the Savannah Civic Center MLK Arena.

Free and open to the public. The festival takes place Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, located at Montgomery and Liberty Streets. Parking at the Civic Center is free or $1 for the day at the Liberty Garage across the street. There is a charge for food and purchases from the Cultural Marketplace. For information, call (912) 651-6417.


Performance Schedule (times are approximate)
11:00 a.m. Black Hat Dance by the Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery
11:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags
11:50 a.m. Martials Arts Demonstrations by Lee’s TaeKwando (Korea)
12:15 a.m. India Association of Savannah Dancers
12:35 p.m. Matsuriza Taiko Drummers (Japan)
1:00 p.m. Sampaguita Dance Troupe (Philippines)
1:25 p.m. Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery
1:50 p.m. Children of Polynesia Dance Troupe
2:15 p.m. Chien Hong School of Kung Fu Lion Dancers (China)
2:40 p.m. Sangaar Lestari Indonesia Performing Group
3:05 p.m. Matsuriza Taiko Drummers (Japan)
3:30 p.m. Thailand Dance Group
3:55 p.m. Closing remarks & thanks


Educational Workshops (held in the Bandmaster Room)
1 p.m. Chinese Painting with Ching Levy
2 p.m. Asian Diaspora in Pictures and Poetics by the Asian-American Artists' Initiative
3 p.m. Pakstani Tea Presentation and Tasting by the Islamic Center of Savannah


Bring the family to enjoy free live stage performances including the mezmerizing; the thunderous, from Orlando, Fla.; and a dazzling display of power with the Lion Dancers from Atlanta, Ga. In addition, there will be an array of other live musical, martial arts and dance performances on stage from performing groups representing Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Polynesia, Thailand and India. Bring your wallet and your appetite to savor

jewelry to Chinese calligraphy sets, hand-beaded clothing from Nepal and dupattas from

Pakistan, you would need to travel the entire continent to discover the treasures that can

be found in the Marketplace! Free workshops and children's activities provide a hands-on learning experience. Join us for children's crafts and games, or visit the workshop room to learn about Chinese painting.