Founders of Asian Festival

Dr. Steve Kaplan was the  Asian Festival Chair in 2018. It was a tremendous success, the festival had received strong support from the state, city, corporate and communities. There were more than 20,000 attendees for 2 days event.

Winnie Kho Kaplan is the Honorary Consul of Malaysia in Arizona,  Asian District Steering Committee, Mesa and very passionate in promoting the Asian Culture, Commerce and Community locally and internationally.

Excellent Service Award from Scottsdale City Mayor Jim Lane and Arizona Asian American Association in recognition of outstanding achievement in serving the community at the Asian Festival. 

 

Date: Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6 2023

Time: Friday from 4 pm to 10 PM and Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm

Venue: Riverview Park, Mesa, AZ 85201

WHY JOIN EVENT What to expect at the Asian Festival

Asian Festival 2023 celebrating the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2023 at Riverview Park, Mesa. 

Asian Festival 2022  we had more than 20,000 attendees at the event where we offered  Cultural Shows, Food Trucks, Cultural Booths, Community outreach, Health screening and  celebration of Lunar/Chinese New Year.  Many dignitaries such as  US Congressman, Honorary Consuls, Maricopa Supervisor, Mayors and councilmembers from Mesa, Tempe, Chandler & Gilbert came to unveil the Asian District’s signage.

Asian Festival 2023 will be more special then ever.  We are expecting over 50,000 attendees for the 2 days event. We are very excited to have the Rainforest World Music from Borneo Island, Asean Trade & Tourism and World Cultural Village.  We welcome Trade Mission, Tourism, Cultures and Arts & Crafts from all the world. 

The Asian Festival mission is to promote a peaceful world by increasing international awareness and cultural understanding.  It is a time to build community through businesses and family oriented activity.   The Asian Festival is the inaugural event, that we hope to expand to various other events supporting the Asian District throughout the year.  Our focus is organizing diverse cultural festivals, workshops and events for the public to learn and experience another culture, meet international friends, improve their language ability, taste of Asian cuisine, arts & crafts, tea ceremony, cultural dance and promote the value of cultures and traditions.

Rainforest Live Concert

Main Stage for Opening Ceremony and performances.

25 Asian Food Trucks and Street Food

30 Asian Cultural Village and World Villages

60+ Vendors Booths

Civic engagement information

Health Screenings and education

Tribute to Asian Veterans

Welcome Message from Asian Festival

Founder/President, Dr. Steve Kapplan

February 5th, 2022, we were proud and honored  in hosting the first Asian Festival with a great success and draw nearly 20,000 attendees in a one day event.  The City of Mesa, Valley Metro and Asian District partnered with us to unveil the Asian District signage. Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, representatives and volunteers for their support and dedication to the event to fulfill our mission.

We will continue our mission to  bring you outstanding heritage, culture and tradition in hosting the Asian Festival at the Riverview Park, Mesa, AZ on Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2023.  The City of Mesa and Asian District collaborate with Asian Festival to celebrate the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month. Mayors from the Cities of Mesa, Tempe, Chandler & Gilbert, Councilmembers, State Senates, Valley Metro Board Members, community & business Leaders, students and families are excited to attend. We are expecting more than 25,000 attendees for this special 2 day event.

The Asian Festival mission is to promote a peaceful world by increasing international awareness and cultural understanding.  It is time to build community through businesses and family oriented activity.   The Asian Festival is having our second annual event that we hope to expand to various other events supporting the Asian District throughout the year.  Our focus is organizing diverse cultural festivals, workshops and events for the public to learn and experience another culture, meet international friends, improve their language ability, taste of Asian cuisine, arts & crafts, tea ceremony, cultural dance and promote the value of cultures and traditions.

Welcome and enjoy this wonderful event.

Sincerely,

Dr Steve Kaplan, NMD

Founder/President of Asian Festival

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