Asia Society Texas Center

AsiaFest 2019

Saturday, May. 11, 2019 – Saturday, May. 11, 2019

11:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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Volunteering | Vendors | Exhibitions | Sponsorship and Support | Parking

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at AsiaFest! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, and live demonstrations await at Asia Society Texas Center's annual festival.

New this year: Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!

This event is FREE and open to the public! Check back for more updates about performances, sponsorship opportunities, and vendors!

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Facebook: @AsiaSocietyTexas | #AsiaFestTX
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Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist on stage and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. Two shifts are available: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To volunteer for the event, please complete the online application. For questions, please contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9917.


Help us offer an exciting and fresh marketplace of food, arts, crafts, and home goods for our guests! Apply here to be a vendor at AsiaFest 2019. For questions, please contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9917.

FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest

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In Super Sarap, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019


Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas

In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen ButtAbhidnya GhugeBeili LiuJun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019

Sponsorship and Support

AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet and contact Lauren Smith, Development Manager, at 713.496.9926 or LNSmith@AsiaSociety.org.


Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.

About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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