Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair

4th Annual Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair* – Saturday, June 2


The fourth annual, AWARD WINNING, Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair is coming on opening weekend on Saturday, June 2 at the Paddock Stage! The Silk Road team is working with the San Diego County Fair once again to bring the return of this fun, family-friendly event.

This fun and exciting day will be filled with cultural and contemporary acts from our Asian and Pacific Islander communities in San Diego County and we will continue the fair’s theme of “How Sweet it is!”


You can expect art, cultural entertainment from 11:00am – 7:00pm, including lion dances, Kung fu, traditional dance, and other performances representing the Philippines, China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, India, and more! There will also be a cultural exhibition, dances, ikebana, and so much more – all at the Paddock Stage!


Asian food? Of course! 17 Hands and Paddock Tavern will have Asian Beers – Shangrila, Tibetan Pale Ale, and Black Yak (You must be over 21 to indulge in our Asian beers!) as well as Thai BBQ Chicken Tacos and Green Papaya Slaw.  The Paddock Tavern will be serving “Banh Mi” Hand Carved Char Siu Roasted Pork Loin; Pickled Vegetable Slaw (with Sriracha Aioli on a French Roll with Crispy Prawn Crackers); Chilled Soba Noodle Salad; and Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Breast

Your admission into the San Diego County Fair gives you access to the entertainment at the Asian Festival Day! Make sure you stop by the Ikebana exhibit, too!  Stayed tuned for more details and make sure you keep checking for ongoing fair updates and to get your tickets!  And check out our first ever Asian Festival Shirt logo, designed by Natasha Gemine!  They will be available for sale soon!

Our special guest hosts will include Channel 10 News’ Melissa Mecija and from Sunny 98.1fm, Hula!



Get excited for the Asian Bug booth, where you can try some gourmet insects!  Our newest addition will include the ANIME DROP – where a couple of your favorite anime characters will be dropped from the towering bungee drop, right across from the Paddock Stage!



Entertainment Schedule (Paddock Stage):

11:00 AM San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers
11:30 AM Halau Hula Kahea O Kalaniana’ole
12:00 PM Xingjian Dance Studio
12:30 PM Dance Arts Center Philippine Folk Dance Group
1:10 PM Anime Drop
1:15 PM Ikebana Demo
2:00 PM San Diego Korean Pungmul Institute
2:30 PM Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts
3:00 PM Mochi Cafe
3:30 PM White Dragon Martial Arts
4:00 PM Vietnamese Community of San Diego
4:30 PM San Diego Kimono Club
5:00 PM Anime Drop
5:15 PM JING Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture
5:45 PM Indian Bollywood and Folk Dance
6:15 PM Hiva Katoa
7:00 PM END


“Tell me more about this Anime Drop!!!” you might be thinking…well, imagine a couple of people dressed as two of the most well-known anime characters…and picture them dropping from the heights of the Bungee Jump crane at the San Diego County Fair!  How fun is that?!!  Who will they be dressed as?  Here’s a hint!



What: 4th Annual Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair

When: Saturday, June 2

Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Tickets: Purchase tickets to the San Diego County Fair at

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014