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11th Knox Asisan Festival

Asina Culture Center of TN

Knoxville, TN

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What’s Happening in 2024:

The Asian Cultural Parade will start on Sep 8th at 10:30 AM at the Water Fountain on the Festival Lawn and end at the Amphitheater stage. During the festival, booths for each country will have Food Vendors, Activities, & Performances. We will also have ongoing performances in the Amphitheater and 2 other stages. ( VIP events on Sep 7th 6PM - 9PM) Whole family can enjoy Beautiful stage performing arts, Authentic foods and Culture pavilions.


New Events in 2024:

Meet Ninjya at the Knox Asian Festival. You can learn the history and techniques of Ninja. 

There were 49 schools of ninja in the country.
The most famous were Koka and Iga, in that time situated in different territories but closely related.
The Koka clan consisted of 53 families with one head family and many subordinates. This organization was called “Gunchu Sou” and the ninja families all acted together as a single group.As for the Iga clan, there were a lot of schools like lone wolves The most famous among them was Hattori(Hattori Hanzo).Koka and Iga were situated half way between Owari, Mikawa and the capital in Kyoto which was a strategically good position.Films and novels about the Iga and Koga clans often feature one or the other as the villain,so It’s difficult to understand who was good and who was bad. But in reality,the two clans had a good relationship.After the Honnoji Incident (The forced suicide of daimyo Oda Nobunaga by his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide on June 21, 1582) the troops of Ieyasu became confused and disorganized and escaped from Osaka to a safe place (from Sakai to Mikawa) .This all happened because of the collaboration between the Iga and Koka clans.It they’d waited to,the Koka and Iga ninja working together could have killed Ieyasu, and if they did, the Tokugawa period would have ended at that, and history would have changed greatly.


Asian World & Passport Program

The Asian Festival also includes a strong educational component. We recently implemented “Asian World,” where visitors travel through various booths that are named after Asian cultural interactive activities and feature traditional foods and art for each one.

Children and adults will receive a stamp on their festival passports for each cultural booth visited. Everyone is encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions!


  • Angklung Music (Indonesia)
  • Martial Art Demonstrations
  • Traditional Dancers
  • Thailand Dancers from Washington DC
  • K-Pop & J-Pop Performances
  • Kimono Show
  • Bonsai Exhibition
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Taiko Drum from Disney World
  • And More!
Our History

The Asian Culture Center of TN (ACCTN) was founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting culture, diversity, and unity in the community. There is so much that a community benefits from every time there is a cultural event organized. People not only develop an open mind about other people and their cultures, but the host community also becomes a center of interest for individuals and organizations looking to boost the economic capacity of that particular community. Therefore, as a highly focused organization interested in developing cultural diversity and understanding in our Tennessee community, we have strongly focused on popularizing the Asian culture, which has grown popular in the area.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a welcoming community by sharing our Asian Arts and Cultures. The Festival strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle. We are promoting a diverse and harmonious society that prepares today’s children to take the stage as true global citizens.




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$3 per adult
FREE for kids under 12 years old
Hours Open
Sep 7th 6PM - 9PM
Sep 8th 10:30AM - 6PM
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