2023 Asian Celebration
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Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all of our festival attendees, performers, food and marketplace vendors, nonprofit partners, volunteers, and event organizers for celebrating the Year of the Rabbit and making this year’s Oregon Asian Celebration and Obon & Taiko Festival a big success! 

Our special gratitude goes to our event sponsors who support our mission and enable the event to be free and open to everyone! We are grateful for the sponsorship support of Northwest Community Credit Union, City of Eugene, University of Oregon, KVAL-TV, KLCC-fm, Springfield Utility Board, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, and Lane County.

The event was blessed with perfect weather for a day and evening of experiencing Asian cultural heritage. The festival welcomed an enthusiastic and record crowd, and we are already looking forward to next summer’s Celebration.

If you would like to be a part of this incredible cultural event, please click on our Get Involved tab and be one of the many people that help make this event truly special in our community.

Together, let’s build community!  

View Festival Highlights

Asian American Council of Oregon & the Asian Celebration Committee

Event Highlights & Photos


Enjoy Asian cultural dances, music that touches your heart and soul such as Japanese Taiko, Koto, and Indonesian Gamelan; native songs representing a diversity of Asian cultural heritages and more.
Performance Photos

Asian Foods

Try tempting culinary treats from across Asian cultures at the popular Asian Food Court! Favorites such as Pad Thai, Yakisoba noodles, chara masala, bubble tea, and delicious fare such as bulgogi, kimbap, Korean corn dog, & toppoki are are available from a variety of vendors.
Asian Food Photos


Peruse the marketplace for a wide range of imported goods as well as local handicrafts.Numerous vendors sell their wares and handmade items. The festival welcomes community, nonprofit, civic and arts organizations to share information and resources for our community.
Marketplace Photos

Youth Activities

Our mission includes educating young people about the richness and contributions of Asian cultures and learning to respect all people regardless of differences. Activities for young people include crafts such as Gyotaku fish print making, manga, Tibetan woodblock printing, origami, and taiko drumming.
Youth Activities Photos

Martial Arts

See a diversity of martial arts practiced in one location! More than a dozen martial art schools perform at the festival to showcase the beauty and strength of their specific martial art form. Instructors and students demonstrate Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu and more.
Martial Arts Photos

Fine Arts & Crafts

Beautiful works of art - paintings, sculptures, and multi-media artwork by local artists are showcased. You will find Chinese brush painting, Indonesian batik, Japanese fiber art, painted gourds, Chinese paper cuts, multi-media art, contemporary art and more.
Fine Arts And Crafts Photos

Heritage Exhibit

Past exhibits include photos of WWII assembly centers and concentration camps whose inmates harvested beets for the war effort; an Asian Heritage Justice exhibit by Eugene photographer Melissa Nolledo, titled Our Stories: Immigrants of America, featuring photos and stories of what it’s like to be an immigrant in Oregon.
Heritage Exhibit Photos


This year we are excited to partner again with the Obon and Taiko festival to create an exciting atmosphere celebrating Asian cultural heritage in the arts, music, dance, folk art, and more.
Obon Photos
What's Happening

Celebration News & Events

We are seeking performers, artisans, vendors, and volunteers!