Festival of the Silk Road

Concerts, International Foods, Folk Dance Mania, Costumes & Art
The 6th annual Festival of the Silk Road features daytime fun in the beautiful gardens and two concerts in the luxurious 500 seat theater. Enjoy dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India, Egypt, the Balkans, the Roma & more...


1pm - 6pm Free activities!
Festivities begin at 1pm in the beautiful gardens and lobby of the plaza theater with an international food court including Halal favorites, costume exhibits, dance and music workshops, and a Silk Road bazaar offering traditional clothing, jewelry and art. Free performances and folk dancing all
afternoon with many special guests, Armenian dancer and vocalist Hasmik Harutyunyan, Balkan/Greek/Mid-East dance party with Edessa, Chichaklar Azeri Dance Group performance, and plenty of folk dance mania with the Folkdance Federation of California. Come picnic on the lawn under the palm trees with family and friends!

3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Concert - 6:00 – 8:00pm Evening Concert
Ticketed performances featuring master performing artists from across the Bay Area and around the world. One ticket price for an all day pass to both theater concerts!

$20 (youth-senior) - $30 (general) - $100 (Gold Circle VIP)

Online tickets (Brown Paper Tickets) - 24/7 by phone[masked]

Detailed Information:

Full Schedule

Performer Listing

Website: http://festivalsilkroad.com

Volunteers needed!  Volunteer and obtain free concert admission, t-shirt, and enjoy helping on the inside track with artists and enthusiastic volunteers. 

Apply as Festival volunteer!

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  • Kevin G.

    Wonderful event everyone could participate in outdoors during the afternoon and inside see master dance and musicians of the Silk Road in two concerts.

    April 28, 2014

  • naz

    Thank you Kevin for this fun event.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Maryam

    Thank you Kevin for Hosting this meetup. I had so much fun. :)

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Nima A

    Great event! Thanks

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Haleh

    Thank you Kevin for setting this Meetup, it was fun.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Laura

    I really enjoyed the performances! They were all wonderful. :)

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Online ticket sales for the concerts ends tonight! See link or phone number above for purchase. Some tickets may still be available at the door. Come or call number to find out. Outdoor activities until 6pm are free.

    April 26, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    The concert program and credits brochure is available online at http://dancesilkroad.org/festivalsilkroad/documents/FSRPgm2014-FINAL.pdf

    April 26, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    There is a slight chance of rain the morning of the Festival but most afternoon activities are inside the Pavilion, theater, and theater lobby anyway. In case of rain children's activities will moved inside the theater lobby and vendors will be located under canopies, the eaves of the Pavilion, or sheltered Plaza walkways. Come enjoy the Festival as no activities will be cancelled due to weather.

    April 26, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    This is looking to be a big event with dance presentations and workshops, Silk Road bazaar, international food, and two fantastic dance and music concerts featuring Persian, Afghani, Armenian, Indian, Azeri, Chinese artists and more. Arrive whatever time you want but some of us are meeting at 1pm at the Pavilion for the dance workshop. Thereafter visiting some of the food booths, bazaar, going to the afternoon concert, or returning for the live music dance party.

    If you would like to volunteer for 1hr and help there are still opportunities. You get a free pass to either or both concerts and a t-shirt. Visit http://festivalsilkroad.com/donate.html

    April 21, 2014

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