Interested in lion dances, Bollywood performances, exotic eats, and more?
Immerse yourself in Asian culture with this inaugural street festival in Fairfax. Traffic in Old Town will be closed all along Main Street, from Chain Bridge Road to University Drive. There will be something for everyone in the family, from the foodie to the music lover.
- DATE: July 25, 2021
- TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- LOCATION: Old Town Fairfax, on Main Street between Chain Bridge Road and University Drive
- TICKETS: FREE, reserve online
- PARKING: FREE city parking at surface lots (click here for a map)
Tickets for the event are free, but you'll need to register for your preferred timeslot online here. You can choose the 12 to 4:30 p.m. session or the later 4:30 to 9 p.m. session. Walk-ins will also be welcome, but you may have to wait in line if the festival is at full capacity.
Courtesy of Washinkan DC (via Facebook)
Entertainment will run all day long and includes martial arts demonstrations, music, and dancing from around the world. Stop by the arts and crafts tables to try your hand at origami. Before you make your plans, you can see the full schedule of main stage performances by clicking here.
Don't worry about going hungry while you're there. Over 20 local businesses and vendors will have delicious food options available like these beautiful doughnuts from Rockville-based Gwenie's Pastries.
Courtesy of Gwenie's Pastries (via Facebook)
For more information about the festival, check out their official website. You can also follow along on the Facebook page or Instagram for updates and announcements. There is a chance of rain for this weekend, and if the event is postponed for weather, the rain date is August 1, 2021.
If you can't make it but still want in on the action, consider buying a festival T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds goes to local Asian-American and Pacific Islander organizations like ASHA for Women. Once printed, the shirt will be shipped right to your door. Click here for online ordering.
Will you be checking out the Asian Festival on Main? What are you most looking forward to ... the entertainment, the food, or something else? Let us know in the comments.