About the Festival

The 13th Annual Asian Festival is CANCELLED. Information about rescheduling and future date will be posted soon. Thank you for your understanding at this trying time.

The Asian Festival celebrates the cultural and historical presence of the Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese communities in Salinas. The Buddhist Temple, the Salinas Chinese Association and the Filipino Cultural Center will open their doors to the community. There will be a walking tour highlighting the history of Chinatown including the Buddhist Temple. There will be delicious food and demonstrations of tai chi, Filipino folk dancing, kendo, bonsai display, and more. This year there will be a launch of a Virtual Walking Tour of Chinatown http://salinasace.org/walkingtour

The community is invited to this free event. For more information, contact, Asian Festival Chair Cathy chavez-Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Larry Hirahara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 408-968-9081