The Asian Food and Tennis Festival is a free event that features unique music, cultural performances, food, beauty pageants, fashion, handicrafts, gifts, and other products and entertainment. The Asian Food and Tennis Festival is sponsored by the Thai Tennis Organization in America (TTOA) and Singha Beer to promote greater understanding of Asian countries and cultures among the general public, and among Asian Americans as well.
This year, the theme is “The Year of Dragon” where you will discover the Dragon lord of the heavens and rain maker’s representation in their own cultural and heritage in four showcase areas: Heritage India, It's More Fun in Philippines, Image of China and Amazing Thailand. The Festival will also include an all-day prized money tennis tournament, USTA Smash Zone mobile tour, stage performances, contests, interactive demonstrations, children interactive area–as well as “Destination Asia,” where Asian embassies and organizations exhibit their cultures, arts, and cooking demonstration.
Festival Dates and Times
July 21 - 22, 2012
Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m - 7 p.m.
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Free Parking in Lots J and K
Three stages of non-stop entertainment will showcase live bands: Ralf Toledo and The Speaks, Paperdoll, Ivy Rose, The Embassy, etc. Free cultural performances feature over 200 performers from the Asian American organizations in the Washington DC area. Think Bollywood, Asian martial arts, cooking demo, Angklung music, and children’s inter-active tent.
SmashZone Mobile, the premiere fan interactive attraction at the US Open, will be part of this year’s Asian Food & Tennis Festival. SmashZone includes a 53-foot trailer, which anchors four kid-sized tennis courts for youth play and is a complement to the USTA’s ongoing youth participation initiative, 10 and Under Tennis. Participants will be able to try their skills on any of the four 10 and Under Courts, which will feature games such as “Champion of the Court” and a Target Challenge. All of the courts are made of Sport Court's high-performance PowerGame™ modular playing surface. The trailer will also feature interactive activities including a Tennis Magazine Green Screen Cover Shoot, Wii Tennis and Touch Screen Kiosks.