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San Diego Boba Festival

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

San Diego Boba Festival will give boba it’s long overdue celebration! It’s time for a bobalicious soiree!

The highly anticipated festival based on the beloved Asian beverage is coming to Southern California – the San Diego Boba Festival!

Produced by Silk Road Productions, creator of the San Diego Ramen Festival, and presented by the Taiwanese American Professionals of San Diego, look for it this spring 2020, as we celebrate and rejoice in all things boba at the San Diego Boba Festival!

Save the date now – and get your early bird tickets to our Boba Festival from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Taiwanese American Community Center, located at 7838 Wilkerson Ct, San Diego, CA 92111, near the heart of Convoy Street!

There will be Asian snacks and food, cultural and contemporary entertainment, art, and of course – BOBA! BOBA! BOBA!

Each bobatastic ticket includes a sample card for of up to 10 different boba tea drinks, with access to all the uniquely fun areas we will be creating at this event! In addition to the ten samples, tickets get you a Boba Festival Limited Edition Memorabilia Collectible, lots of entertainment, and an unforgettable experience with friends, family, and BOBA!

Each VIP ticket will get two sample cards (20 sample opportunities), exclusive seating, re-entry privileges, a Boba Festival Limited Edition Memorabilia Collectible, and a Boba Festival t-shirt!

We will have different boba vendors, each ready to serve up their bobalicious drinks in sample-sized servings!

But…just what is boba???

From an article on thrillist.com: “the term boba can refer to the entire drink-plus-toppings, the most popular topping being tapioca pearls (which also happen to be called boba). The drink as a whole is also known as bubble tea, pearl tea, and tapioca tea. The tapioca pearls that are also called “boba” are generally made from cassava starch, a root vegetable from South America that is also referred to as yuca.

Boba — the drink — originates from Taiwan, and originally, boba pearls were used in shaved ice desserts and paired with syrups, beans, and delectably chewy rice balls. Milk tea was also consumed regularly and thankfully, someone decided to merge the two, thus creating the genius, beloved drink we now have today.

Boba culture made its way to America through Taiwanese neighborhoods and blossomed near college campuses and high schools, where students would gather for study groups. Most boba shops, even now, are open late and offer affordable snacks and drinks — which made them the perfect stop for late-night hang outs and crunchtime studying.

More details will be coming out in the coming months – but for now – save the date for this glorious, taste bud satisfying boba event of the year!

We are going to fan the flames of Boba Culture – the next big culture that will quench a thirsty person’s craving of all things bobatacular!

Tickets are available now – and at the early boba bird price going on until December, you can get your tickets before they sell out!

Children 3 years and younger do not need a ticket.


July 11
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Silk Road Productions
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