In a city as diverse as Houston, we enjoy the ability to explore a variety of cultures from basically our backyard. Houston's Asian community has been a huge influence in how the city has developed into what it is today - a cultural mecca. Large portions of our residents have Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern roots and this has truly shaped how we live, eat, and enjoy our city.
This May, celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us by attending an interesting event, trying a new dish or getting out to see the sights.
Here are some to get you started!
Houston Dragon Boat Festival - Saturday, May 4
The Buffalo Bayou will be overflowing with people and boats at the Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival. More than 30 corporate and community teams will paddle their way in the waters of downtown Houston with other festivities celebrating Asian and Asian-American culture.
Mediterranean Festival 2019 - Saturday, May 4
Held on the first Saturday in May each year, the Mediterranean Festival features a tradition that is more than 100 years old, the Syrian Dinner. This annual fundraiser for St. Michael's Church features authentic Greek and Arabic foods available a la carte from a variety of vendors throughout the fair grounds. Along with food, families can enjoy camel rides, face painting, games and other fun activities.
AsiaFest 2019 - Saturday, May 11
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Asia Fest! An International bazaar, performances, arts and rafts, fusion cuisine, and live demonstrations await at Asia Society Texas Center's annual free festival.
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