Asian-American Festival is June 3

Families are invited to experience the culture and customs of Asia during the 15th annual Asian-American Festival, June 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.

This free event features entertaining activities and educational presentations highlighting cultures of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries in Asia.

“The Asian-American Festival has become a great tradition in Tulsa and this year continues that excitement; bringing back the drums of Japan and the wonderful dancers from India,” said Jason Patteson, 2017 Asian-American Festival coordinator. “This year we will be giving extra focus on last year’s hit: Japanese Kendo. We invite you to come and spend time watching amazing sights, hearing awesome sounds and eating fantastic food.”

The festival features martial arts demonstrations; traditional dance, drumming and music presentations; authentic arts and crafts booths; interactive educational booths featuring hands-on crafts and activities for kids; an exhibition of children’s artwork from Kyoto, Japan, courtesy of the Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State; plus a food concession with traditional Asian cuisine.

Among the scheduled featured presentations and performances are a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japanese drumming by Owasso Public School’s Ohitsuji Taiko, Lilik and Company World Fusion Dance Ensemble, a Kendo demonstration by Shin Sou Fu Kan Tulsa Kendo Club, and a traditional fan dance by the Korean Angels of Tulsa.

Visit www.TulsaLibrary.org/asianfestival call 918-549-7590 for more information about the Asian-American Festival.