UTSA Policies

UTSA strives to create a very positive environment for all guests. All guests entering the event must wear a shirt, pants, dress and shoes for their safety. Guests wearing obscene, offensive or indecent clothing will not be permitted to enter. UTSA reserves the right to determine what clothing is obscene, offensive or indecent without any liability.

  • The carrying of weapons, i.e. guns, knives, or any other object that will inflict bodily harm or physical damage, will not be allowed; this includes licensed concealed firearms.
  • Outside food and beverage (with the exception of medical or dietary necessity)
  • Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Sound Producing devices, i.e. speaker systems or Bluetooth speakers, noisemakers, megaphones and radios
  • Posters and signs; also may not be affixed or hung anywhere on UTSA property.

Festival Questions

The festival will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

The 2023 event will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Bill Miller Plaza (501 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78207).

Attendees will want to get there when the gates open at 10 a.m. to enjoy the festival from beginning to end at
5 p.m.

Festival organizers moved the event to May to honor and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI). The 2023 festival will be the first of an annual celebration of the contributions of the AAPI community to all aspects of Texas cultures.

Yes, this festival is child-friendly, with specific activities for children.

Licensed concealed weapons will not be allowed at this family-friendly event.

Yes, alcoholic beverages will be sold.

The 2023 festival will include one Main Stage.

Yes, the Downtown Campus and event facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Yes, restrooms will be available inside the gates.

We welcome guests with disabilities and their service animals but have strict requirements that follow ADA guidelines i.e. the term “service animal” means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. We reserve the right to refuse entry to a service animal that reacts aggressively to people, sounds, or other animals and therefore poses a direct threat to health and safety. NOTE: Emotional support, therapy, or comfort animals (that provide comfort just by being with a person) shall not be admitted to the event. We love animals too, but the Festival is not the place for them.


  • General Admission (age 13+) – $15.00
  • Children (age 12 and under) – $5.00 with the purchase of a General Admission ticket

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from the Asian Festival website. Tickets will also be sold at the entry gate on the day of the event.

Unfortunately, we are not offering any discounts.

Refunds will not be given after ticket purchase.


UTSA will make available free public parking in Lots D1-D5 under I-35. Handicapped parking will be available in Lot D-1. First come, first serve.

We suggest using ride share options or taking the VIA bus.

Riding the bus downtown for the festival avoids the hassle of parking, traffic and driving. There are seven lines that have routes that pass near UTSA Downtown Campus. Click here to learn more about these routes.


Bus fare is $1.30 each way. Day Passes are available for $2.75. All buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Tickets can be purchased on the VIA goMobile app.