21st Annual Arizona Asian Festival

Event features ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and such diverse entertainment as martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries. Highlights also include Japanese Taiko drums and a fashion show with traditional Asian costumes. The Arizona Asian Festival also presents a Children’s Wonderland, filled with arts and craft activities for kids such as origami paper doll from Japan, Kirigami paper cutting from Taiwan, wood doll from Indonesian and Filipino crafts. The Avenue of Cultures provides an opportunity to visit booths of different cultures from 11 Asian Ethnic Groups and to see different artistic and cultural items. Youth will be presented awards for the essay writing and poster design contests. There will be artist demonstrations in Mehendi, a form of ancient Indian body-art painting, Chinese calligraphy and Japanese origami. Participants also have the opportunity to learn the ancient arts of taekwando and tai chi from local masters. Attendees can taste a variety of Asian ethnic foods from Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, India, Pakistan and more, as well as purchase cultural items from various Asian booths.

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

3939 N. 75th St., Scottsdale

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