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Destination Asia Festival @ The Morton Arboretum

  • The Morton Arboretum 4100 Highway 53 Lisle, IL, 60532 United States (map)

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Over 8 countries are represented with live performances, join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe.

Sunday, August 6
10:00 am- 4:00 pm         Aerial Yoga Demonstration by Natalie Sord
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Cricket Demonstration by Midwest Cricket League
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Prairie State Bonsai Society Show
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Vendor Expo, Games, and Food Trucks
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Origami folding by Marilyn Schweitzer
10:00 am- noon             Bonsai Demonstration by Prairie State Bonsai Society
10:00 am                         Chinese music by Kerry Leung
10:00 am                         Thai dances by Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute
10:15 am                         Malaysian Silat Martial Arts by US Gayong Federation
10:30 am                         Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
11:00 am- 3:00 pm        Henna Tattoos by Elegant Henna
11:00 am                         Ikebana Floral Demonstration
11:00 am                         Japanese ensemble music by Chicago Koto Group
11:00 am                        Chinese dances by Yang Dance Academy
11:00 am                         Indian Dances by Acharya Performing Arts Academy
11:00 am                         Sumo Wrestling Demonstration by USA SUMO
11:00 am                         Sumi-E Brush Painting by Patricia Larkin-Green
noon                                Chinese Lion Dance by Seven Star Lion Dance Group
noon                                Filipino music and dance by Piyesta Pinoy
noon                                Japanese Taiko Drumming by Tsukasa Taiko Drummers
noon                                Paper-making demonstration by JoAnne Laudolff
12:30 pm                         Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
12:45 pm                         Indian music performance by Akshaya Music Academy
1:00 pm                           Ikebana Floral Demonstration
1:00 pm                           Kung Fu Martial Arts by Illinois Shaolin Kung Fu School
1:00 pm                           Korean Drummingby Global Pungmol Institute
1:00 pm                          Sumi-E Brush Painting by Patricia Larkin-Green
1:30 pm                          Chinese music by Kerry Leung
1:30 pm                          Japanese shubu-kai dance by Asian Improv aRts Midwest
2:00 pm                          Japanese Shinkendo Swordsmanship Demonstration
2:30 pm                          Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
2:30 pm                          Korean music by Chicago Gayageum
2:30 pm                          Mongolian strong-man performance by Tulga
3:00 pm                          Japanese Taiko Drumming by Tsukasa Taiko Drummers
3:00 pm                          Sumo Wrestling Demonstration by USA SUMO
3:15 pm                          Indonesian gamelan music by Friends of the Gamelan

Earlier Event: August 4
Lunch at The Merchandise Mart
Later Event: August 11
Eric and Kathy Food Truck Festival