8th Annual Asian Festival – Salinas Chinatown Saturday, April 25th

Asian Festival LogoOpening ceremonies for the 8th Annual Asian Festival will be held at the Filipino Community of Salinas Valley Center – 250 Calle Cebu at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 25th.  The festival runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Information from the Salinas ACE – Asian Cultural Experience website:

On Saturday, April 25th, the Salinas Asian Festival celebrates a neighborhood that’s been in Salinas since the 1890s.

Events and programs happening at the Filipino Community Hall (Calle Cebu St.), Confucius Temple (E. Rosse & Lake Sts.), Salinas Buddhist Temple (California St), Republic Cafe (Soledad St.). Also on Soledad St., you can visit the Chinatown Community Gardens, Community Learning Center of Salinas, Dorothy’s Place, and the @risK artisan gallery.

Asian Festival Tinikling DanceRead more about it HERE in The Californian.

Click on Asian Fest Schedule 2015 for a schedule of events.

If you live in the Monterey Bay area, come out and support the Asian Festival, which celebrates the history of Chinese, Filipino and Japanese communities in the Salinas Chinatown neighborhood.

It’s a great opportunity to taste delicious food at the various venues (the Filipino Center usually sells Halo-Halo), to see demonstrations of tai chi, Filipino folk dancing, kendo, as well as bonsai demonstration and displays, and best of all, to learn about our community’s history.