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September 1, 2018 | Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona Asian American Association Announces The 23rd Annual Arizona Asian Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, December 1 – 2, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale 85251. The Festival is free to the public, free parking, everyone is invited to attend! Please visit aaaa-az.org for details.

Arizona Asian Festival Will Showcase Eighteen (18) Diverse Asian and Pacific Islander Culture

Arizona Asian Festival is proud to announce the 2018 Arizona Asian Festival, December 1-2, 2018, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale 85251. The Festival is free to the public, everyone is invited to attend!

Festival highlights include:

  • Magnificent, authentic ethnic costumes highlighted through music, song and dance on two stages.
  • Demonstration of traditional martial and folk arts from across Asia
  • Avenue of Cultures offer a hands-on fun and games. Learn about Asian arts and crafts such as paper folding and paper cutting, and writing in another language.
  • Asian Marketplace has something for everyone from the farthest reaches of the globe
  • Explorer Passport Adventure© lets festival travelers ‘stamp’ their passport as they explore and get prizes for being “well-traveled,” this program is loved by all ages
  • Children’s Wonderland gives children the opportunity to learn and create new and interesting crafts. This tests their skills and expands children’s imagination!
  • Asian American Veterans Exhibit commemorates the contributions of Asian Americans to the U.S. Armed Forces. Certificates of Recognition to all honorees will be handed out.

We will have cultural performers from both Asia and local Arizona performers of all ages on two different stages, including the ever-popular traditional fashion show. We will have activities for kids, an Asian marketplace, and culinary foods of Asia. One of the highlights is our tea garden, which demonstrates the important Asian tea ceremonies in multiple cultures. We will have booths on civic engagement and health screenings as well as various local vendors.

This year’s festival promises to be the largest one yet; over 15,000 visitors participated last year. We plan on building on last year’s successes to expand our attendance this year to 25,000 visitors

For further information call or email Mitra Kamali at 480-334-5764, mitra@iasaz.org.