Save The Date - First Annual Lunar Lantern Festival

Immerse yourself in the broad spectrum of Asian culture with two unforgettable days of food, music and entertainment produced by an ethnically-diverse team comprising the largest Asian-American community collaboration Houston has ever seen.
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HOUSTON - Dec. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Media Contact: Kim Stoilis, 713-202-9170, kim@stoiliscommunications.com
Festival website: http://www.lunarlanternfest.com/
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SAVE THE DATE - FIRST ANNUAL LUNAR LANTERN FESTIVAL

January 21 - 22, 2017, Saturday - NOON - 8 PM, Sunday NOON – 6 PM

LOCATION: POST HTX, 401 Franklin, formerly the Downtown Houston Post Office

Immerse yourself in the broad spectrum of Asian culture with two unforgettable days of food, music and entertainment produced by an ethnically-diverse team comprising the largest Asian-American community collaboration Houston has ever seen.

Bring in the Asian Lunar New Year (Year of the Rooster) in an indoor, central downtown location - the newly renovated POST HTX, formerly the Downtown Houston Post Office.  Lunar Lantern Festival brings dynamic and exciting activities designed for the traditional Asian community with an updated twist for both the young and the young at heart. A food festival at its core, goals of the Lunar Lantern Festival are to promote cultural awareness, highlight authentic and creative Asian-fusion cuisine, and expose the diversity of Houston's Asian community, including celebrating their contributions to the business and art community.

Lunar Lantern Festival's weekend of activities includes Asian tasting menus, an international performance stage, roving performers, DJs, a VIP New Year experience, Asian cinema screenings, a magical lantern and lighting exhibit, as well as an immersive children's creativity area.

Sample some of the best Asian delicacies (many of which you won't find in local restaurants) from vendors with dishes from nearly every different Asian ethnicity such as Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, etc., plus one of the most dazzling lantern shows you have ever seen.

Saturday and Sunday will each feature city-wide invitational eating contests – leave the hot dogs at home this go round though! On the menu for this weekend's speed eating – bahn mi, dumplings, sushi, and super-sized bowls of pho. Food demonstrations by top Houston chefs will also be on display.

Early bird tickets are now on sale through December 23.  A $10 foodie upgrade on each GA ticket gets you coupons for 4 free samples from any food vendor, so sample away from the huge variety of Asian delicacies! Only a limited number of GA and VIP tickets are available. VIP entry provides access to a reserved area with a private bar and complimentary food coupons. A portion of festival proceeds benefit the Houston Asian American Chamber of Commerce. A complete schedule of activities and performances will be available at the door or online at: www.lunarlanternfest.com

Festival URLS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598075583835501/

Festival website: http://www.lunarlanternfest.com/

Tickets: https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/4440

Lunar Lantern Festival Community Partners include:

APAHA - Houston Royal Oaks Lions Club - Filipino American Caucus for Empowerment (FACE)

Asian Chamber of Commerce

Asian Real Estate Association of America - Houston Chapter

Asian Wives Club

Chinese Community Center

Gondo Company

Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce

Harry Gee - chair of Sister Cities of Houston. GHP board member

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston

Japan-America Society of Texas (JASH)

Japanese American Citizens League

National Hispanic Professional Organization

OCA-GH

Omega Phi Gamma

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce Texas

South Asian Chamber of Commerce

Southwest Management District

Southwest Management District-past chair of Taiwanese Chamber

Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce

The Korean Chamber of Commerce of Houston

Thomas Nguyen, Owner of Peli Peli Franchise

Voice of Asia - publication

Youngro Lee, CEO of NextSeed

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