Hills., Annual Asia Fest 5/2
- Subject: Hillsborough County Celebrates 26th Annual Asia FestHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEWSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 2, 2009Hillsborough County Celebrates 26th Annual Asia Fest• Asia Fest 2009• Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.• St. Pete Times Forum Plaza, 401 Channelside Drive, TampaCome celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of the Far East at Hillsborough County’s 26th Annual Asia Fest 2009 Saturday, May 2, at the St. Pete Times Forum Plaza on Channelside Drive. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. and the entire day’s events are free to the public.Festival goers can enjoy a variety of exhibits and entertainment featuring cultural performances; a fashion show with native costumes; martial arts demonstrations; and authentic Asian cuisine from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat races get underway earlier with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Seventy teams from local corporate and community groups, as well as paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada, will compete.The goal of Asia Fest is to share Asian culture with the public and promote a better understanding between the East and the West. It is celebrated each year during National Asian Pacific Heritage Month.For more information, contact Kimi Springsteen, Asian American Affairs Liaison, at (813) 276-8623, or log onto www.asiafest-tampabay.com.###
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