ASIAFEST 2015 is coming!
ASIAFEST is back in 2015 after its successful initiation last year, it’s now returning with the festival extended to 10 days which coincides with the October long weekend and the second week of the Spring School holidays!
When: 2nd – 11th October 2015
Where: Rymill Park
The festival will be held at Rymill Park which will take visitors on a cultural journey engaging them in culinary delights and entertainment through 5 Asian countries: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. There will be over 20 of Adelaide’s best restaurants on site through pop up food stalls, including Hanuman, Nu Thai, Citi Zen, Vietnam Restaurant, Sushi Planet and Ginza.
Fresh takoyaki balls at the ASIAFEST 2015 launch party
What else is there to expect? (Besides the food of course!)
- The Melting Pot will replicate the back streets of Hong Kong where you will wind your way through crowded market stalls of souvenir shops, Asian grocers and fruit and veg stalls.
- The lake in Rymill Park will be transformed into a floating market place of traditional Vietnamese food, tropical fruits, coconuts, rice hats and much more. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
- Something for the adults (18+), the Full Moon Party Music Festival. On the last Saturday of ASIAFEST (10th October), the southern side of Rymill Park will be transformed into Thailand’s most infamous party which will replicate some of the cultural elements of the traditional Koh Phangan Full Moon Party. Party goers can expect glow sticks, fluorescent body paint and drinks in buckets. The line up includes: MaRLo, Havana Brown and Reece Low.
- A children’s education program has been introduced to the festival so children can learn about the diversity of Asian cultures as well as interacting in some activities like origami and calligraphy.
Not long to go til the festival starts, you can get your tickets here! Tickets start at $15 for a one day entry pass for an adult and prices vary accordingly dependent on age, how many days, etc. Free entry for the mid week days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
[dbites was invited as guests to the ASIAFEST 2015 launch party]