Salt Lake City, UT

Don't Miss The Utah Asian Festival at The Utah State Fairpark on June 3, 2023

S. F. Mori

Utah Holds An Annual Asian Festival which started in 1978
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The Asian Association of Utah board of directors hosted the inaugural Utah Asian Festival in 1978 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Asian Festival showcases the wealth of traditions and cultures of the Asian American communities within Utah. They hold performances throughout the day at the Festival. They have many exhibits, vendors, and ethnic food.

The diverse Asian American community consists of historic ethnic groups such as the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino groups as well as the newer refugee and immigrant groups of those from Southeast Asia which include Vietnamese, Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and others.

The general public is invited to attend the Utah Asian Festival which has been moved to the Utah State Fairpark. It will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Admission is free. There may be a slight charge for parking, and public transportation is encouraged.

The Utah Asian Festival is a program of the Asian Association of Utah which was formed in September 1977 when the late Governor Scott Matheson wanted to relocate Southeast Asian refugees from Camp Pendleton in California to Utah. He founded a small seed grant in creating AAU as a community coalition and nonprofit agency with Jimi Mitsunaga, Joe Azarcon, Chung Myun Lee, and Lang Wong as the initial incorporators. AAU began in serving Southeast Asian refugees and has now expanded to providing services to all refugees and immigrants the state. [from the website]
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The public is encouraged to attend this year's Utah Asian Festival to learn about and participate in the Asian cultures and heritage. It is an opportunity to join with others in celebrating diversity within the state of Utah.

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