2018 Asian Fest Spotlights Burma/Myanmar

Experience the many dimensions of Asia without leaving Indy. The eleventh annual Asian Fest is Sunday, June 24th, noon to 5pm at the Indiana State Museumin downtown Indianapolis. ADMISSION IS FREE.

Each year, Asian Fest spotlights one Asian country, and this year, Burma/Myanmar will take center stage.  Indiana has one of the largest Burmese immigrant populations in the U.S. This is an opportunity to learn about this fascinating country and our new neighbors in the Hoosier state. More information at www.aaalliance.org/asian-fest  


Festival highlights include:

  • Entertaining cultural performances from China, India, Japan, Burma/Myanmar and more (see below for entertainment schedule)
  • Cultural Discovery of Featured Country – BURMA / MYANMAR
  • Traditional Burmese costume fashion show
  • Asian cuisine from local restaurants
  • Children’s activities
  • Asian communities booths
  • Asian American Alliance scholarship presentation

Festival goers will receive $5 reduced event parking in the White River State Parks garage.

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

 Entertainment in the Auditorium:
12:00pm Indianapolis Chinese Orchestra
12:35pm Mayuri School of Dance
12:50pm Bollyfusion by Indy Bollywood
1:00pm  Jaankaar Beats
1:15pm   AAAI High School Excellence Awards
1:30pm  Burmese All Ethnic Dance Group
1:45pm  Okinawa Yuyukai
2:00pm  Indianapolis Chinese Community Center cultural performances
2:30pm  Bollywood Beats
2:40pm  Swasri Dance Academy
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 Activities
Face Painting (Traditional Burmese & Fun Images)
Henna Painting
Take your photo with a Chinese Lion
Write your name in Burmese

Asian Fest is hosted by Asian American Alliance, Inc., a local, nonprofit, pan-Asian organization whose mission is to empower Asian Americans to serve and lead in businesses and communities.  Visit www.aaalliance.org to learn more.