2014 Ao Dai Festival

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.