Destination Asia Festival


The Morton Arboretum

4100 IL-53, Lisle, Illinois 60532


August 3, 2018
8:15 pm
August 5, 2018
8:15 pm

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. 10 different countries are represented with live performances, join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. 

On Friday, August 3, kick off our fifth annual Destination Asia festival with a formal ceremony, engaging performances, culinary delights, and a breathtaking Japanese lantern display on Meadow Lake--Toro Nagashi. Lanterns are on sale now!

Learn more about floating lanterns and how to purchase here:

For a full line-up of events please visit us here:

Prairie State Bonsai Society

Marvel at beautiful bonsai trees and vote for your favorite during the show Friday- Sunday during our Destination Asia Festival. Learn more about caring for bonsai during the Art of Bonsai demonstrations. Want more bonsai? Sign up for a classes. 

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Asian Collections at The Morton Arboretum

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 we are working on.

Fees and Admission

The 5th Annual Destination Asia Festival is included with Arboretum admission.

Be a part of the opening ceremony! For $10, members and nonmembers can purchase a lantern to be used in the Toro Nagashi on Friday, August 3 at 8:15 pm. Arrive early that evening to decorate your lantern to commemorate a loved one or express a wish for the future!

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