6th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Festival

6th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Festival at the San Diego County Fair* – Saturday, June 20


The sixth annual, AWARD WINNING, Asian and Pacific Islander Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair is coming on opening weekend on Saturday, June 20 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 traditional acts from our Asian and Pacific Islander communities in San Diego County and we will continue the fair’s theme of being “Heroes Unite!”

You can expect traditional and cultural entertainment from 11:30 am-8:30 pm, including lion dances, Kung fu, traditional dance, and other performances representing the Philippines, China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, India, and more!

Then at 8:30 pm, we are excited to present our Asian and Pacific Islander Festival headliner – who we will be announcing very soon!




Asian food? Of course! 17 Hands and Paddock Tavern will have Asian Beers – 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 and Pacific Islander Festival Day! Make sure you stop by the Ikebana exhibit, too!  Stayed tuned for more details and make sure you keep checking www.sdfair.com for ongoing fair updates and to get your tickets!   

For the first time ever, we have a Cosplay Contest, presented by Fangaea, the awesomest pop culture and fandom convention! Shoot us a message if you want to enter!


Headliner – TBA  

We are excited to announce that our headlining act for the Asian Festival Day will be TBA – who will be performing at 8:30pm at the Paddock Stage!


Special Guest Emcees





Entertainment Schedule – Paddock Stage (from 11:00am – 7:00pm):

11:30 AM PASACAT Philippine Performing Arts Company

12:00 PM Xingjian Dance Studio

12:30 PM Genbu Daiko

1:00 PM San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers

1:30 PM Halau Hula Kahea O Kalaniana’ole

2:00 PM Mochi Cafe

2:30 PM Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center


3:30 PM Naruwan Taiko

4:00 PM JING Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture

4:30 PM Beyond Bollywood


5:30 PM White Dragon Martial Arts

6:00 PM San Diego Korean Pungmul

6:30 PM Indian Dance and Cultural Showcase




Comedy Night

Also, if you’re looking for comedy, we got special Asian American comedic talent as a part of the County Fair’s LOL comedy series!

Taking place at the Turf Club, we will have:

  • Ron Josol (Montreal Comedy Festival, America’s Got Talent)
  • JR De Guzman (Netflix Comedy Lineup, Comedy Central)


What: 6th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Festival at the San Diego County Fair

When: Saturday, June 20

Time: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Tickets: Purchase tickets to the San Diego County Fair at www.sdfair.com

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