Asian Celebration

HISTORY

The Oregon Asian Celebration is the state’s longest running and successful Asian festival of its kind. The Oregon Asian Celebration began in 1986 in Eugene, Oregon as an Asian community celebration to better acquaint Asian Americans to one another. The celebration was also a way to instill cultural pride and appreciation for Asian heritage. Due to its popularity within various Asian groups and the importance of sharing with the broader community at large, the event expanded to become a destination point event. More than 18,000 visitors partake in this weekend celebration!

MISSION

The mission of the Oregon Asian Celebration is to enhance appreciation of Asian and Asian American cultural heritage by featuring a broad representation of Asian entertainment, foods, crafts, art and other aspects of Asian cultures that are appealing to all ages.

ENJOY ASIAN CUISINE

Enjoy Cooking Demonstrations by international students from the University of Oregon, who are challenged to make a dish from the Asian Celebration’s Community Cookbook. Marvy Schuman, cooking demonstration chair and renowned cooking instructor, and other community members, will create the most delectable dishes!

SEE SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Featuring an Asian heritage exhibit of Lane County and includes presentations by special guest speakers scheduled for both days. Historians will show slides and speak on Oregon’s Forgotten Asian pioneers and so much more. Learn about our local history and hear stories of long ago but not forgotten.

COMMUNITY NETWORKS

Stop by the Community Network Room to meet interesting groups working hard for human rights, social justice, and a healthy environment. Drop by, sit and relawx a bit, have a cup of hot tea, and join in interesting conversations, participate in workshops or watch inspiring documentary films.

http://www.asiancelebration.org/index.html