See Asian arts and Cultures in actions throughout MN, with a Week-Long of non-stop Asia Extravaganza Series from May 27th to June 4th, 2023. Come be part of the Festivity and Experience Asian Cultures NON-STOP!!!!
05/27/23 (Saturday) from 11am – 9pm to 05/28/23 (Sunday) 11am – 6pm – MN Thai Songkran Festival at St. Paul Capitol in MN, hosted by Thai Cultural Council of MN, Asian Media Access, Chinese American Chamber of Commerce – MN, Windfall, LLC
The Minnesota Songkran Festival is a FREE event to experience the excitement of the new year and celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity. The event highlights authentic food vendors and souvenir boutiques that will keep everyone in the family AND our furry friends busy for hours! Visitors are more than welcome to wear traditional clothes at the event! Enjoy 2-days worth of music performances and traditional dances from various cultures. Last but not least, for the brave souls, we will be hosting our infamous papaya eating contest!!!!
b. 奇 – Legendary
06/01/23 (Thursday) from 8pm to 10pm – Outdoor Dance Drama “Between Water and Clouds,” at Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, hosted by Asian Media Access, Pan Asian Arts Alliance, Phoenix Dance Academy, Chinese American Chamber of Commerce – MN, Windfall, LLC
Led by Asian Media Access, Pan Asian Arts Alliance and Phoenix Dance Academy, we bring in a unique place-based, outdoor, environment justice Dance Drama “Between the Water and Cloud (水雲間),” to support cultural exchange and mitigate Anti-Asian Hate crimes, as well as celebrate the theme with our younger generation on the landmark – June 1st International Children’s Day.
This Multidisciplinary Arts Showcase strives to share Asian cultures/arts with an environmental justice twist, and is designed to integrate an outdoor nature setting, to promote cross-cultural understanding and urge audiences to consider a greener/simpler post-COVID lifestyle.
c. 風 – Stylish
06/03/23 (Saturday) from 11am to 8pm – Plymouth Asian Fair, at Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, MN, hosted by West Metro Asian Fair (WMAF), Asian Media Access, and Pan Asian Arts Alliance
Come to the West Metro, and enjoy the 1st hand of Pan Asian cultures, to:
• Build bridges between the various Asian-Pacific communities, as well as among them and the wider social fabric of Minnesota; and
• Showcase of various forms of Asian-Pacific artistic, cultural, and athletic activities through cultural performances, foods, martial arts, the healing arts, and Asian games, etc..
This festival is a celebration of Hmong arts and culture that brings together Hmong artists, musicians, and community members from across the region. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever before, with non-stop Hmong cultural performances, and expected attendance of over 1,000 visitors.