Shreveport Hosts Asian Festival



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The Seventh Annual ASEANA Fall Festival will be held 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, at The ASEANA Gardens of Shreveport. The ASEANA Gardens of Shreveport are located at 800 Texas Avenue in downtown Shreveport. The ASEANA Fall Festival is a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian cultures through food, dance, music, and more.

The Seventh Annual ASEANA Fall Festival will spotlight India’s Diwali Festival of Lights – the largest and most important holiday celebrated in India – as well as Asian street foods. There will be a program and fireworks presented by the Indian Association of Shreveport and Bossier City. Food vendors and exhibits will open at 4:30 p.m., with the Diwali program beginning at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 7 p.m.

Authentic Asian street foods will be available for purchase from food vendors. Guests are

encouraged to bring cash for purchasing food because many vendors are unable to accept credit or debit cards. Vendors who would like to take part in the festival may register to do so by contacting event coordinator Mary Grace de Joya-Vea at (318) 401-8078. The deadline for vendor applications is Friday, October 5, at 5 p.m.

The ASEANA Spring Festival and the ASEANA Fall Festival are organized and presented annually by The ASEANA Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Shreveport with a mission to promote unity and cultural diversity.

For more information on the Seventh Annual ASEANA Fall Festival, contact event coordinator Mary Grace de Joya-Vea at (318) 401-8078 or e-mail ASEANAFoundationSHV@gmail.com. For more information on things to see and do in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.shreveport-bossier.org or call (800) 551-8682 to request a copy of the “Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.”

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