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Tulsa City-County Library’s annual Asian-American Festival celebrates the colorful cultures of Asia. Festivalgoers of all ages learn about the customs and traditions of Asian-Americans with entertaining, educational events for the entire family. The festival also features interactive booths, arts and crafts, and a food concession featuring traditional Asian cuisine. Sponsored and funded by the Tulsa Library Trust, the annual festival takes place on the fourth Saturday in June at the Martin Regional Library. It is open to the public and admission is free.

Activities and Events

  • 10:55 - 11:10 a.m. | Lion Dance by Tulsa Kung Fu
  • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. | Chinese Dance by Chinese American Association of Tulsa
  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Kendo Demonstration by Shin Sou Fu Kan, Tulsa Kendo Club
  • 12:25 - 12:40 p.m. | Hmong Dance by Niam Laus Niam Hluas
  • 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. | BREAK
  • 1:05 - 1:30 p.m. | Japanese Sword Demonstration by Iaido Tulsa
  • 1:35 - 1:50 p.m. | Korean Dance by Korean Angels of Tulsa
  • 1:55 - 2:25 p.m. | Tai Chi with Thomas Academy of Tai Chi/Kung Fu
  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | Japanese Tea Ceremony with Yumie Farringer

Performances are subject to change.

Booths

  • AEP/PSO Asian-American Employee Partnership
  • Asian Antiques Association
  • Chinese American Association of Tulsa
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma
  • Disaster Resilience Cross-Cultural Council
  • Sandy Hall (Asian furniture, etc.)
  • India Association of Greater Tulsa
  • Niam Laus Niam Hluas
  • Oklahoma Mahjong
  • La Petite Camionnette Origami
  • Philbrook Museum
  • Philippine American Association
  • Tam Bao Buddhist Temple
  • Tokyo in Tulsa
  • Tulsa Japanese Friendship Club
  • Tulsa Sister City - Beihai, China
  • Tulsa Sister City - Utsonomiya, Japan
  • YWCA Tulsa

Food

Food concessions will be provided by:

  • KAI Burmese Cuisine
  • Cha Bubble Tea
  • Sushi Train