Celebrate all ethnicities at the 38th annual Wichita Asian Festival in Wichita, KS. This event is an opportunity for many Asian communities to come together and celebrate their traditions while inviting the public to learn about and appreciate the Asian culture.

Here are five things you need to know about the Wichita Asian Festival: 

Dances bow with hats at Wichita Asian Festival in Wichita KS
1. Country Showcase

  • Each year several countries are represented
  • View traditional clothing and eat food from various Asian countries
  • Get Henna tattoos, enjoy face painting and other activities synonymous with the Asian culture

Performers play drums during cultural dance at wichita asian festival in wichita ks
2. Live Performances and Entertainment

  • There will be 14 on-stage performances highlighting different traditions and values of Asian culture
  • Watch traditional dance

crowds gather at Wichita Asian Festival in Wichita KS
3. Vendors and Merchants

  • Purchase authentic Asian food from countries like Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam
  • Browse and buy cultural handmade items from more than 40 vendors
  • Artwork and crafts not typically available in Wichita will be up for purchase

contestants compete in Miss Wichita Asian Festival Pageant in Wichita KS
4. Miss Wichita Asian Festival Pageant

  • There will be eight contestants from different Asian countries competing for Miss Wichita Asian Festival
  • Miss WAF 2016 Greeshma Reddy and Miss WAF 2017 Shiley Gomes will emcee the event alongside KAKE-TV reporter Lily Wu

Participants at Wichita Asian Festival dance in Wichita KS
5. New This Year 

  • New scholarship coming for one lucky 2019 high school senior
  • Wichita Asian Association will keep expanding its performances showcasing many Asian countries

Father and son prepare for performance at Wichita Asian Festival in Wichita KS
6. It's free!

  • All activities are free for all ages; this is a family-friendly event
  • There’s a kid’s corner with lots of hands-on activities like making paper lanterns and koi fish kits, as well as games and other activities
  • Happening Oct. 27, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

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