Featuring a martial arts demonstration, Pokemon Swap Meet (gather your childhood cards people!) and some of Melbourne’s best Asian-inspired food trucks, this one-day only cultural festival is all we want this autumn!
As part of the Immigration Museum’s North South Feast West event calendar (brownie points for the pun guys), the one-day-only Feast Asia Festival champions just some of the amazing Asian culture that has become part of Melbourne’s unique multicultural identity.
Kicking off at 10am on Sunday 1 May, there will be some awesome food, music and events throughout the festival. Workshops will run on the day including Japanese Taiko drumming, Chinese Kwans’ Lion Dancing and the (definitely judgement-free) Pokemon Swap Meet.
Lively, colourful performances that nod to different cultural heritages will entertain the big (and little) kiddies until sunset, with performers including Mindy Meng Wang with a traditional Chinese guzheng, and a thought provoking video installation from contemporary Vietnamese/Australian artist James Nguyen.
However, we know what you really want: all of the food. Food will be an overwhelming affair, with the likes of Taiwanese-inspired Ghost Kitchen, Filipino BBQ food truck Hoy Pinoy, and an Asian Beer Bar operating all day.
With some of the most authentic Asian flavours this autumn rolled into one family-friendly day, it really would be un-Melbourne to miss it. Early-bird tickets are available until 24 April—and entry to this all-inclusive event this May will sell like dumplings on a Friday night, so head to the website to book your spot!
Feast Asia is part of the Immigration Museum’s North South Feast West season of events, which will also boast a Brew Fest, over the next six months. Feast Asia will be held on Sunday 1 May from 10am—check out all the details here. Entry is $15 for earlybird tickets, or $17 on the day.
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