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RESCHEDULED FROM OCT. 16 TO OCT. 23, 2021.
The team competition that is part of a Chinese tradition that’s more than 2,000 years old returns this year. Heats for the dragon boat race begin at 9:00AM and the festival runs 11:00AM – 4:00PM.
The festival features a Parade of Nations of the increasing number of Asian minorities in Charlotte, long considered a welcoming city in the state with the third fastest Asian-American growth rate in the country between 2000-2010. Opening Ceremonies will recognize Asian community leaders Like Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun and his wife Dr. Sun-Shin Chun, Mr. Govind Bhojwani and his wife Bina, sponsors, and government officials whom we partnered with especially during the pandemic.
The growth of the AAPI community in metro Charlotte is featured across the venue, such as the Country Cultural Showcase, the popular and trendy Asian cuisines, and the Dragon Boat Race.
New at this year’s festival is “The Search for the Best of Asian Festival’s Performing Arts”, a juried competition founded by Dr Nini Bautista of the Ms. Asian Festival, Ms. Asia Carolinas, and Asian Music & Dance Fest fame. Notable performing groups include an Indonesian gamelan ensemble from New York, Korean drum team from South Carolina and the Polynesian & Hula dancers.
Fun activities for all ages are located at the sponsors’ and vendors booths, with games and giveaways and commemorative souvenirs.
NOTE: There is no parking at Ramsey Creek Park for festival attendees. Parking is available at 8900 North Pointe Executive Park, Huntersville.