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A Celebration of Vietnamese Art and Culture

Against a tapestry of colored flags and red silks, one hundred dancers dressed in the Vietnamese Ao Dai will dance to the drumbeats of forty drummers in front of the Fairmont Hotel San Jose, California on Sunday, May 15th, 2016, marking the opening of the 2016 Ao Dai Vietnamese Cultural Festival. 

Designers from Vietnam and the Greater Bay Area are invited to celebrate Vietnamese visual arts, language and energy. The event is designed to promote the beauty and grace of Vietnamese women. This family-friendly event will be a stunning visual feast appealing to everyone who appreciates beauty, fashion and cultural diversity.

The Festival includes:

Free Outdoor Festivities

  • Festival Ceremony 
  • Featuring 100 Ao Dai models, 20 zither performers and 20 drummers
  • Dragon Dance
  • Ao Dai stilt walkers

Indoor Event (for ticket holders only)

  • VIP Champagne & Cocktail Reception
  • Cocktail Reception with Jazz performance
  • Designer’s Walk
  • Face and Hand Painting
  • Music performed by Emmy Award Winner Vanessa Vo 
  • Theatrical Performance
  • Fashion Show of exquisite Ao Dai – International Designers dazzle with exquisite creations from traditional to modern
  • Humanitarian Awards
  • Ao Dai Fashion Awards
  • Gourmet Five Course Asian Cuisine Dinner with Wine
  • Live Auction, and more!

View the Program of Events for all the details.

AO DAI FESTIVAL IV is presented by


Join us for this exciting event on Sunday, May 15th, 2016.

Purchase your tickets at: eventbrite

Event sponsorship also available.

Read more about the history of the Ao Dai and its significance relative to Vietnamese culture.

The Fairmont San Jose, 170 South Market St., San Jose CA    Location Map



All festival proceeds benefit the  Friends of Hue Foundation‘s Children Shelter located in Hue, Vietnam.