2014 Ao Dai Festival

  • CELEBRATING VIETNAMESE ART AND CULTURESUNDAY MAY 15, 2016, FAIRMONT HOTEL, DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE 5PM-9PM
  • ENCHANTING TALES OF LOVE, MARRIAGE AND OBLIGATIONAN EXCITING RE-CREATION OF A TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE WEDDING CEREMONY
  • A BOLD NEW VISION... A CROSS-CULTURAL JOURNEYART EXHIBITION, ARTISTS, MUSIC, LIVE AUCTION, FORMAL DINNER PROGRAM AND MORE!
  • BENEFITING FRIENDS OF HUE FOUNDATIONJOIN US AS WE EMPOWER THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
  • A DAZZLING ARRAY OF STYLES, COLORS AND SOUNDSFEATURING A MODERN RETELLING OF AN ANCIENT VIETNAMESE TALE
  • VANESSSA VAN ANH VO, MAESTRO OF NEW WORLD MUSICVANESSA VAN-ANH VO ENSEMBLE FEATURING TAIKO DRUMMER JIMI NAKAGAWA
  • STUNNING FASHIONS BY INTERNATIONAL AO DAI DESIGNERS

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

Foreverbeaumore

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

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

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We are looking for volunteers and sponsors to plan and fund for the next California Áo Dài Festival V. There are 2 big changes: First, ADF will need to be on its own and will no longer serve as a vehicle to raise fund for FHF. Áo Dài Festival will eventually be its own entity to be the culture component of the City of San Jose. As such, we will need to apply for grants and sponsorships to start our next ADF. Second, the current plan is to have a competition for the Best Áo Dàis in town in many different categories. The focus is no longer about the designers but about the áo dài lovers who know how to adorn the dress that elevates his/her character. The sponsors will pick which prize they would like to sponsor. For the venue, we are contemplating a big parade on Story Road or at the San Jose History Park. Please share your thoughts and get involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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