Schedule & Activities

There is so much going on at the Oregon Asian Celebration! We are constantly updating our schedule of activities, so be sure to check back regularly.

For the enjoyment of the festival by everyone, we would prefer that you leave your pets at home. If you absolutely must bring your dog, please review our DOG POLICY HERE

TimePerformerDescriptions
11:00 AMOpening Short Remarks – David Tam 
11:05 AM – 11:45 AMGamelan Sari PandhawaTraditional gamelan (percussion orchestra) of Java, Indonesia
12:00-12:15CeláModern Fusion Bellydance
12:30 PM-1:00 PMWaka Daiko Eugene Youth TaikoJapanese (Taiko) drumming
1:15-1:35 PM
Dances of the Middle East, Turkey, Iran, and North Africa
 
1:40-1:45Remarks – David Tam 
1:45-2:15Balinese Dance – Legong Keraton PelayonBalinese traditional dance
2:20-3:05Japanese Koto featuring Masumi TimsonJapanese Koto Percussion
3:10-3:40Oregon Korean Performing ArtsNanta, a Korean traditional drum performance
3:50-4:20Ahiru DaikoTaiko Drumming
4:30-5:00ZepherIndonesian Youth DJ
5:00-5:20
Remarks- Bring Committee & Council On Stage / Speaker: Rep. Nancy Nathanson
 
5:25-5:55 PMPhilippine Cebuano & Friends Cultural Dance TroupeTraditional indigenous tribal dances
6:00-6:30 PMEugene BhangraTraditional folk dance of Punjab area
6:45-7:00 PMEugene Taiko/Waka Daiko Mash-UpTaiko drumming
7:15 PM-7:45 PMEugene TaikoTaiko drumming
7:50-8:03 pmKumiho Dance KrewK-Pop Dance
8:00-8:20 pmTari Dadas Dance by Angie NataliaDance of the Dayak Ngaju people
8:30-9:00 PMFire Dancing 
Marketplace Booths

Martial Arts Demonstrations

Time Group
11:00 – 11:25 East West Kung Fu
11:30 – 11:55 Best Martial Arts
12:00 – 12:25 Aikido of Eugene
12:30 – 12:55 Eastgate Kenpo Karate
1:00 – 1:25 MooDo Taekwondo
1:30 – 1:55 Leung Martial Arts
2:00 – 2:25 Best Martial Arts – Karate Kids
Coming Soon!

Food Trucks/Vendors
(in alphabetical order)

Bing King
Chaiyo Thai Food Truck
Oriental Village
King Whippy
Kona Ice
Manti Food Truck
Oriental Village
Philippine American Association
Rice Plate
Spice N Steam
Squacho’s Gourmet Chili and Tacos
Subo
Sweet Bay Shave Ice 
Taste of India

Fort Umpqua

Heritage Exhibit at the Oregon Asian Celebration, 2024

This year’s Heritage Exhibit showcases photographs and narratives about Hawaiians and Tahitians employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Umpqua in 1832. They were tasked with establishing relations with the local Native tribes. Discover what happened!

 

Read More on our Heritage Exhibit Page


“Year of the Dragon Passport to Fun”

presented by Northwest Community Credit Union

Kids of all ages are invited to pick up a Year of the Dragon passport at the Northwest Community Credit Union booth in the Youth Area and learn about this year’s festival.

With a passport in hand, travel throughout the festival site looking for one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals posted at a booth.

Ask to have your passport stamped and enjoy the booth while there.

See if you can find all 12 zodiac animals for your passport.

Once your passport is stamped with all 12 zodiac animals, go back to the NWCU booth for a special prize!

Look for any of these Chinese Zodiak animals at a festival booth:


Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

Special Activities

DRAGON BOAT RACES

Youth and families are invited to participate in constructing a wind-up self-propelled or wind-aided mini dragon boat to race at this year’s Asian Celebration. Race for prizes and exhibit your dragon boat at the festival.

Guidelines for constructing and decorating your dragon boat:

  1. Boat material –  must be floatable and designed to be either a wind-up self-propelled or wind-aided boat (you must provide your own wind-aided device).  Examples of boat building materials: 
    Sturdy water or juice bottles, Gatorade bottles, milk cartons, wax coated beverage containers. 
  2. Dragon Boat Decoration – all boats must be decorated to look like a dragon to compete. Feel free to create your unique dragon design or download and color/paint your design to attach to your dragon boat vessel.
    Dragon Boat Decoration One
    Dragon Boat Decoration Two
    Dragon Boat Decoration Three
    Alamy Dragon Boat ($45)
  3. Length and Width – Excluding your attached dragon design and your propeller, the body of your boat’s length and width can be no larger than 12” by 12”. (Longer or wider boats cannot compete, but can be a part of the Dragon Boat Exhibit that we hope all competitors will participate in).

Visit these links for creative ideas and materials used for building mini dragon boats:

 

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION MINI SESSIONS

(15-20 min each)
MARTIAL ARTS STAGE 

Located near the pond at the north end of the festival site. Check back for specific times:

  1. Get up and TAI CHI with Master David Leung – Learn basic tai chi moves that are beneficial to your physical and emotional well-being. This tai chi session that will leave you feeling centered and invigorat
  2. Pound it out with TAIKO – Drummers of Waka Daiko willl invite audience members of all ages to feel the power of taiko drumming by using special bachi drumsticks to play a simple rhythmic tune in a drum line.
  3. Learn the CHINESE LION DANCE – Members of the Phi Long Chinese Lion Dance Troupe invite you to try out Chinese Lion Dancing. It’s a great workout and lots of fun!