The Asian Heritage Festival will feature dozens of entertainments including authentic Kung Fu, Thai drummers, Japanese flower arranging and a Kimono show, plus Asian dance and musical performances, and displays of Asian arts and crafts.
The Asian Heritage Festival will open at 10 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. at 8020 Olive Boulevard at International Plaza in the heart of the Asian community in University City. The festival is free, and ample parking is available. The Festival is organized by the nonprofit Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis (AACC). For information visit the website http://www.aaccstl.org.
"The Second Annual Asian Heritage Festival in St. Louis will feature culturally diverse demonstrations and music for all who attend, plus scores of vendors in an international trade mart and food court," said Alexander Lee, AACC President. "This colorful, fun event is for people of all ages and ethnicities."
Johnny Wang, AACC Vice President and co-chairman of this year’s festival, added, "More than 56,000 people who live and work in greater St. Louis and southwestern Illinois are of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Island, Thai, Vietnamese, Pakistani and Indonesian backgrounds, according to 2011 U.S. Census data.
"The Asian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for peoples of all nationalities to convene, enjoy great food, entertainments and shop for unusual trade goods while meeting and making new friends. We look forward to celebrating a great day!"
Festival Co-Sponsors include the Missouri Asian American Bar Association (http://maaba-
Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, an American puppet troupe that performs traditional Japanese puppet drama known as ningyō jōruri or Bunraku (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Last year’s participating organizations, many of which will appear this year, included the St. Louis Modern Chinese School; Japan America Society of St. Louis; Japanese Bon Dance Group; Philippine Art Foundation; St. Louis Shaolin Kung Fu School, and more. Participating restaurants included Dao Tien; Rearn Thai; Korea House; Mayuri; Blue Ocean Sushi; Mandarin House; Baily International;
Anyone, including vendors, who seeks more information about The Asian Heritage Festival in St. Louis can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website http://www.asianheritagefestival.com/
Founded in 2011, the not-for-profit Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis is an “umbrella organization"
Media contact: Jeff Dunlap in St. Louis at 314 409 5203.