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Events and other items of note


Featured Event

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Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race

May 11, 2024
Lake Norman, Cornelius, NC

Named one of the Top 2o Events in the Southeast, the popular annual festival returns to Lake Norman.  This annual family-oriented event is a celebration of Asian cultures. 

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Around the Carolinas

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COLUMBIA, SC

Columbia International Festival

April 6, 2024
10:00 am–7:00 pm
April 7, 204
12:00 pm–7:00 pm

Since 19996, this annaul event has been showcasing the music, culture, food, and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in South Carolina. 
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MATTHEWS, NC

Regional Festival of India - Matthews

April 27, 2024
12:00 pm–6:00 pm

The event, a partnership between the Town of Matthews and the India Association of Charlotte, features dance performances, Indian street food, marketplace with jewelry and souvenirs, sari draping, turban tying, henna tattoos, immersive cultural experiences, a visual art gallery, interactive kids corner, and more. 
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CHARLESTON, SC

Charleston Dragon Boat Festival

May 4, 2024
Organizer Dragon Boat Charleston provides cancer survivors with a support system, and funds raised for the festival allow cancer survivors to participate free of charge in paddling, health and nutrition programs, and social events throughout the year. 
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SALISBURY, NC

Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival

July 27, 2024
Annual festival takes place at Shrine Club at High Rock in Salisbury, NC.
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CARY, NC

Asia Fest 24

September 28, 2024
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

The Triangle's 9th annual Asia Fest takes place at Cary's Koka Booth Ampitheatre and Symphony Lake and includes the annual Dragon Boat Race.
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Elsewhere

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SEATTLE, WA / VIRTUAL

Seattle Asian Film Festival

In-Person: February 22-25, 2024
Virtual: February 26–March 3, 2024

The Seattle Asian Film Festival aims to broaden the understanding of our community’s stories through elevating independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of Asian Americana and Asian diasporas.
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TAMPA, FL

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Festival

April 27, 2024
Back for its 19th year, and athletes from around the world will once again be exiting the week-long Pan Am Training Camp directly into race day competition.
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KNOXVILLE, TN

Shen Yun

April 27, 28, 2024
If you missed the recent Charlotte performances, you can catch Shen Yun in Knoxville, as their artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. 
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LOS ANGELES, CA

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1-11, 2024
The 40th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will feature a robust lineup of in-person programming, along with virtual programming for our audiences at home in Southern California and beyond.
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AUSTIN, TX

Austin Asian American Film Festival

June 26–30, 2024
The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) promotes Asian and Asian American cultures and experiences through the media arts by showcasing top-quality cinema and supporting the creative talents of Asian American artists.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Asian Art Museum

Various Exhibits, including:
Into View: New Voices, New Stories
Through October 17, 2024

Japanese Tastes in Chinese Ceramics
Through May 6, 2024

Japanese Ink Paintings
Through May 6

Deities, Paragons, and Legends: Storytelling in Chinese Pictorial Arts
Through July 8
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Having an event?

Email us if you have an event organized by or of interest to the Asian American community in the Charlotte region. We reserve the editorial right to choose not to list an event.

events@asiacarolinas.org

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