Join us for the 5th Annual AsianFest 2018 - Presented by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 12pm-10:00pm in downtown Cedar Rapids at the McGrath Amphitheatre.
Emceed by our very own Jenny Valliere, Miss Iowa USA 2018 & radio personality from Z102.9, enjoy a fun free event and experience the flair, fusion and flavor of Asian cultures from rich performances, delicious cuisine to exotic cultures showcasing and celebrating the diversity that continues to be part of the Midwest fabric.
We need volunteers such as yourselves to help with various festival activities. Help us host an exciting festival and enhance the quality of life here in Eastern Iowa.
1) Taste mouthwatering Asian cuisine with various vendors cooking up their country's famous ethnic dishes (food and beverages available for purchase – must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages); purchase ethnic jewelry and other items
2) Live cultural performances throughout the day starting at 12pm from Bollywood dancing, traditional singing to martial arts
3) Villages: Explore the beauty of 8-12 Asian countries showcasing the colorful traditions, language, clothing, and interactive activities that make each Asian culture unique (China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Tai Dam, Thailand, etc.)
4) Food Demonstration with mouthwatering free samples highlighting oats as the key ingredient in various Asian dishes: Quaker Oats & Hy-Vee's award-winning Chef Elizabeth
5) Kids Zone featuring face painting, balloon animals, bouncy house, crafts, etc.
6) Vibrant Fashion Show - on the runway - array of traditional and modern Asian outfits (evening)
7) International Dance Party by the River with DJ Envy (official DJ for the Atlanta Falcons) spinning contemporary music from Asian, Bollywood to Progressive (in the evening - no ticket purchase required, part of the free festival line-up)
Volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt, complimentary meal ticket to utilize during the festival and be invited to a post-festival Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition event (date, time & location to be determined).
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SPONSORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Thank you to the following sponsors and community partners for their leadership, commitment and advocacy of AsianFest in promoting diversity, inclusion and engagement in Eastern Iowa.
- Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
- Rockwell Collins
- Alliant Energy
- Bankers Trust Company
- Toyota Financial Services
- U.S. Bank
- Veridian Credit Union
- GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
- KCRG TV-9 Show You Care Sponsors: Dave Wright Subaru, Mercy Medical Center, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Eells & Tronvold Law Offices
- Electronic Engineering
- Lamar Advertising Company Cedar Rapids-Waterloo
ASIANFEST 2018 LEADERSHIP
Emma Aquino-Nemecek, Music 2 Link US Productions, Inc
Sarika Bhakta, Nikeya Diversity Consulting LLC
John Chaimov, Coe College
Althea Hasse, Community Leader
Karishma Huddar, Community Leader
Pankit Kotecha, Rockwell Collins
Bhumika Nayak, Rockwell Collins
Kanupriya Salaria, Rockwell Collins
Thank you for volunteering and your continued support!
12:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
McGrath Amphitheater, Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA
|| Sarika Bhakta