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6th Annual Asian Fest at the State Museum, May 11

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By Young-Hee Yedinak
Asian American Alliance Board

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia without leaving home.  Asian American Alliance, Inc. (AAAI) proudly presents the Sixth Annual Asian Fest on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at White River State Park on the front lawn of the Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Admission is free.

The Asian Fest is a true showcase of what makes Central Indiana an ethnically vibrant and interesting place to live. Instead of traveling 12 hours across the globe, festival goers can enjoy the many and diverse cultures of Asia in the heart of downtown Indianapolis on May 11th.  This year’s Asian Fest is part of the downtown Cultural Trail celebration called “Get Down On It,” which marks the official opening of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

2013 Asian Fest
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Front Lawn of Indiana State Museum
Free Admission


-Entertaining cultural performances
-Cultural discovery of the featured country – Philippines
-Traditional costumes fashion show
-McDonald’s Family Pavilion
-Asian games and activities
-Children’s play area
-Asian cuisine and merchandise vendors


-Fort Wayne Taiko (Japanese Drumming)
-Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Co.
-Chinese music orchestra
-North Indian Nrityangan Kathak Dance Academy
-Martial Arts demonstration
-Indy Hula Dance
-Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance
-Japanese Koto artist Garret Uyeno
-Parasia musical group

The Asian Fest is made possible by the support of these generous sponsors: McDonald’s, Kroger, Lilly, Crowe Horwath, PNC Bank, BioStorage, FoxConn, Telamon Corporation,  Mark & Grevel Consulting, LLC, WellPoint/Anthem, Global Interactions, Sinchai Dental, WTHR-TV, Indiana State Museum, Zink Distributing Company, NUVO, and RealScene TV.

Asian American Alliance, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to empower Asian Americans to serve and lead in businesses and communities. Visit for more information.