Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival Happening in Rockville This Saturday

This Saturday, September 25, the Taiwan Sister Cities will host the Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival. The event will be held from 10am-5pm in Rockville Town Square, right in front of the library. The festival is free (no tickets are necessary), and all are welcome.

There will be different vendors selling Bubble Tea as well as Taiwanese style snacks. Taiwan Republic Band, a local Taiwanese rock and pop group, will be performing during the festival. In addition, there will be yo-yo performers, drummers, and more.

Along with the food and entertainment, the festival aims to educate the local community, provide connections for outreach, as well as strengthen connections within the community.

The first Taiwan Bubble Tea festival happened in May of 2019, the same year that Yilan City, Taiwan was established as a Sister City of Rockville

You can learn more about the event here

Featured image courtesy of the Taiwan Sister Cities facebook page. 

By: Michelle Katz @pike.and.rozay



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