Destination Asia Festival

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and trees.

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Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe.

On Saturday, August 6 and Sunday August 7, enjoy diverse cultural performances and demonstrations, various shopping and art vendors and local food trucks.

Did you know The Morton Arboretum has a vast tree and shrub collection from Asian countries? Explore our tree collections from China, Japan, and Korea and learn about the important conservation efforts with which the Arboretum participates.

This event is included in Arboretum admission. Please reserve a timed-entry member pass or guest ticket before arriving. General admission is limited due to capacity restrictions; reserve your tickets before they are sold out.

Entry times must be selected when purchasing tickets. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Performance Schedule

Performances will take place across 3 stages located in the Meadow Lake Area.  Additional programming will take place around Meadow Lake, Arbor Court, and Frost Hill.

More performance details to come.


The Destination Asia Festival takes place along the paved walking paths of the Visitor Center area, Meadow Lake and the Conifer trail. These paths are accessible for wheelchairs and walkers but does include a few hills. The stages will be stationed on the grass of these walking trails.

View the Accessibility Guide for more detailed information.

Food options to come


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