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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia without leaving Indy!  The 2018 Asian Fest is on Sunday, June 24, 12-5 pm at the Indiana State Museum.  This is AAAI’s signature event to celebrate the Asian heritage and the many dimensions of Asian culture.  Burma takes the center stage this year as the featured country with special exhibits and displays.  Admission is FREE.

Come join us and enjoy traditional music, dance, cultural booths representing various Asian countries, children’s activities and, of course, Asian cuisine!

Entertainment in the Auditorium:
12:00pm Indianapolis Chinese Orchestra
12:35pm Mayuri School of Dance
12:50pm Bollyfusion by Indy Bollywood
1:05pm  Swasri Dance Academy
1:20pm   AAAI Youth Leadership Awards with Mayor Joe Hogsett
1:35pm  Burmese – All Ethnic Dance Group
1:50pm  Bollywood Beats Okinawa Yuyukai
2:05pm  ICCCI Dragon Team
2:10pm   ICCCI Chinese Cultural Performances
2:35pm  Okinawa Yuyukai
2:50pm  Natesha Kautukam
2:55pm  Indianapolis Chinese Performing Arts, Inc.
3:20pm  Indianapolis Minyo Dancers
3:40pm  U Shwe Yoe Daw Moe Traditional Burmese Dance
3:55pm  Traditional Bamboo Dance
4:15pm  Burmese Fashion Show
4:35pm  Chin Got Talent

Other entertainment and activities
Joy Chinese Orchestra in the Grand Hall
Chinese Calligraphy at the ICCCI Cultural Booth
Chinese Lion Interaction – IACA
Taiwanese Calligraphy Writing & Traditional Wedding
Costumes at the TAAI Cultural Booth

Kids Zone
Asian Mask Coloring
Chopstick Game
Face Painting (Traditional Burmese & Fun Images)
Henna Artists
Take your photo with a Chinese Lion
Write your name in Burmese

Restaurant Vendors
Kimu Restaurant (Burmese)
Delhi Palace Restaurant (Indian)
Sunny Chinese Kitchen

Burmese Presenters
Burmese American Community Institute (BACI)
BACI ethnic groups (Bamar, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Rakhanine, Shan)
Sarana Mizu Buddhist Society / Burmese Family
Hope for Tomorrow
University of Indianapolis

Booth Presenters
Confucius Institute in Indianapolis
Council on International Education Exchange
East Asian Studies Center at IU
Eyebrow Art Salan and Spa
Immigrant Welcome Center
India Association of Indianapolis
Indiana Association of Chinese Americans (IACA) / Indy Asian American Times (IAAT)
Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Indiana Council for World Affairs (ICWA)
Indiana Falun Dafa Association
Indiana Historical Society
Indiana Wesleyan University
Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. (ICCCI)
Indy Korea
International Marketplace Coalition
International Student Exchange
IUPUI
Japan American Citizens League (JACL)
Japan-American Society of Indiana (JASI)
Mabuhay Philippine Cultural Community
Midwest Language Services, LLC
Morgan Stanley
Nepal Association of Indiana
Philippine Barangay Club of Indiana
Purdue Asian American & Asian Resource & Culture Center
Taiwanese American Association of Indianapolis (TAAI)
The Nationalities Council of Indiana
USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service
Veterans Hospital: Asian & Pacifc Islander Diversity Committee
Youth for Understanding

$5 reduced event parking at White River State Park garage. Reduced parking vouchers are available at the AAAI booth.

The 2018 Asian Fest is made possible by these generous sponsors:
Title Sponsors: Barnes and Thornburg, Indianapolis Power & Light, IUPUI
Event Sponsors: Morgan Stanley, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, Purdue University Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Roche, International Center, Indianapolis Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
Event Partner: Burmese American Community Institute (BACI)
In-Kind Sponsors: Indiana State Museum, Indy Asian American Times, Asian American Today, Indy Korea