Destination Asia Festival


  • A Toro Nagashi Japanese floating lantern display on water
  • Sumo wrestlers wrestling each other
  • China Collection at The Morton Arboretum
  • China Collection at The Morton Arboretum
  • A guest getting a henna tattoo

Schedule and Location

Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, 2018
Friday, opening evening: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Visitor Center & vicinity

Kick off our fourth annual Destination Asia festival with a formal ceremony, engaging performances, culinary delights, and a breathtaking Japanese lantern display on Meadow Lake--Toro Nagashi.



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.


Check out images from the 2017 event on our Facebook page.

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