The Asian Celebration returns for its 34th year with the theme "Year of the Pig - Get Spirited Away." The two-day celebration features live entertainment, fine arts, an Asian food court, crafts and cooking demonstrations, more than 60 vendors, and children's activities. The Celebration is a family event where visitors can learn about and and celebrate the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultural heritage.
To reflect the current national dialogue on immigration, the festival will once again feature the Asian Heritage and Justice exhibit entitled “Our Stories: Immigrants of America” by Eugene photographer Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo. With support from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, the exhibit includes new photos of immigrant community members accompanied by life stories of what it’s like to be an immigrant in Oregon and America.
Festival admission is $6 for one day or $10 for a 2-day ticket; free for ages 12 & under. Students ages 13 and older (including college students) are free with a student admission ticket voucher available at any Oregon Community Credit Union branch when showing a current student ID. Advance adult tickets can also be purchased at any Oregon Community Credit Union branch or purchased online at the Asian Celebration website.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Visit Facebook to find out more - and be sure to stop by the DPLC booth in the vendors' area of the Celebration and say hi!