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Savannah hosts 18th annual Asian Festival

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Savannah Asian Festival Committee present the 18th Annual Savannah Asain Festival on Saturday. The event to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.

The one day event to feature an entire continent of unique cultures, cuisines, preformances, fun and educational workshops.

Festival attendees can enjoy free live stage performances by Lee's Taekwondo, Namaste Savannah, Sanggar Lestari Indonesian Performing Group and the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers. A new addidtion to this year's festival is the chair stacking Flying Dragon Acrobats and Vida Vongsay and Team Lion Dancers. The Asain Festival to be hosted by reality Chef, Host, Restaurateur, Orchid Paulmeier.

Several local restaurants will be presenting a selection of regional favorites from India, Phillippines, Japan and China.

In addition to a unique taste of mouthwatering cuisines, the festival will also feature martial arts demonstrations, children's workshops and a Middle Eastern tea workshop.

The Cultural Marketplace to providean opportunity for attendees to learn more about each country and discover traditional arts, crafts, fashions and treasures exclusive to each nation. 

The Savannah Asian Festival is free couresy of the City of Savannah.

Performance Schedule (Times are aproximate):

11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags

11:30 a.m. Lee's Taekwondo Martial Arts Demonstrations

11:55 a.m. Namaste Savannah

12:40 a.m. Matsuriza Taiko Drummers

1:00 p.m. Sanggar Lestari Indonesian Performing Group

1:20 p.m. Sampaguita Dance Troupe

1:45 p.m. Flying Dragon Acrobats

2:10 p.m. Children of Polynesia

2:35 p.m. Vida Vongsay & Team - Lion Dance

3:00 p.m. Matsuriza Taiko Drummers

3:25 p.m. Thailand Dance Group

4:00 p.m. Flying Dragon Acrobats

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