Sights, sounds, and tastes of diverse cultures come alive at the Springs Preserve’s Asian Heritage Celebration

Sights, sounds, and tastes of diverse cultures come alive at the Springs Preserve’s Asian Heritage Celebration

LAS VEGAS — More than 1,900 guests sampled the sights, sounds and tastes of Far Eastern cultures Saturday, September 24 as the Springs Preserve hosted its third annual Asian Heritage Celebration.

Featuring fun activities for the entire family, the event celebrated Southern Nevada’s many and varied Asian cultures through live entertainment, food, cultural exhibits, games and crafts.

A highlight of the event was a full slate of live music and dance performances featuring Filipiniana Dance Company of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko, the Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity, K-Krew Las Vegas, Thai American Trio, and a Lion Dance by Lohan School of Shaolin.

The event also featured a bonsai tree display, tea ceremonies, an exhibit of traditional clothing and bicycles, henna tattoos, and retail and food vendors. Kids enjoyed free crafts includingKorean masks and Chinese drums, and had their pictures talen with Pokemon characters.

Chef Chen Wei Chan of Wazuzu at Encore offered cooking classes, with tips for making Vegan Crunchy Rolls and Drunken Noodles.

The Springs Preserve Asian Heritage Celebration was made possible through the generous support of Wynn Resorts, NV Energy, the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office and the Asian Journal.

For more information about this and other Springs Preserve events and programs, visit springspreserve.org.

AJPress photos by Robert Macabagdal

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