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+ Make A Contribution Today


CelebrAsian: The annual Asian Heritage Festival has been the largest and fastest growing Asian American event in the State of Iowa. It has grown from 10,000 attendees to over 60,000, drawing people throughout Iowa and across the US, making it one of Iowa’s premier annual festivals. Organized and executed mainly by volunteers, CelebrAsian is made possible through the support of numerous individuals, businesses, non-profits, and corporations. Help ensure CelebrAsian remains a permanent, quality, free admission event in Iowa by making a contribution today!

+ Become A Vendor or Non-Profit Exhibitor

Register now for a discounted fee. After Wednesday, March 31, 2018 there will be an additional processing fee of $50 for all vendor categories. As a Vendor/Exhibitor, you will be provided with a 10x10 tent in a festival village, one table, two chairs, and signage. IAA cannot guarantee participation at CelebrAsian. Should there be no availability or space at the time of your application, IAA will refund your payment. IAA reserves the right to exclude vendor applicants whose products and/or services are inconsistent with the mission and vision of IAA.

Final registered vendors are required to staff their tent for the full duration of CelebrAsian:

Friday, May 25 from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (an additional $150 fee is required for Friday’s 5articipation)

Saturday, May 26 from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The final deadline for all registrations and payments must be received by Midnight on April 15th.

Required Vendor Packet: Please review the Vendor Packet for complete information on requirements.

Please complete the following application form. CelebrAsian Vendor Packet

Alternatively, you may print and complete the CelebrAsian Vendor Packet 2018 and mail it along with your check to:

  • Diversified Management Services
  • ATTN: Iowa Asian Alliance
  • 6919 Vista Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266

Sign up and pay to be a vendor or non-profit exhibitor for CelebrAsian 2018: 16th Annual Asian Heritage Festival

+ Get Your Village Involved

Villages that represent different Asian communities make up an essential part of the CelebrAsian experience. They have their own designated spaces at the Festival and participate with cooking demos, cultural performances, food, and cultural awareness. Interested in signing up a village? More information and the Village application can be found here .

+ Volunteer

CelebrAsian Needs You!

CelebrAsian, the annual Asian Heritage Festival, is one of Iowa's premier festivals. Organized and executed mainly by volunteers! Join the volunteer team for a shift that will provide opportunities to learn more about the Asian culture, exciting entertainment, fabulous food, and much more! After your shift enjoy this free festival with family and friends.

Join the team and CelebrAsian! Whether you would like to join one of our many planning committees or just to help out on the day of CelebrAsian, we'd like to hear from you. For any questions on becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

Volunteers will be accepted on an ongoing and as needed basis. If we are unable to accommodate your interest this year, your information will be kept for future CelebrAsian festivals and other volunteer opportunities with Iowa Asian Alliance.

Register to volunteer today

Other questions, please contact us.

+ Health and Wellness Vendor Registration

Register and Pay

CelebrAsian is a celebration of traditions of Asian Americans and contemporary contributions that cultivates life-long understanding. It is a special celebration that builds upon Iowa’s unique history by uniting its diverse Asian American community and its spectacular showcase of traditional and contemporary cultural pride and identity. The Health & Wellness Village came about in 2006 to connect providers and the Asian American Community to health and wellness services. We would like to thank Wellmark once again for sponsoring the Health and Wellness Village this year.

To qualify as a Health and Wellness vendor your organization or business should have a health focus and provide educational information to CelebrAsian visitors.

Participants will receive a vendor space consisting of 1 table and 2 chairs under the Health & Wellness Village. Tables are required to be staffed all day Saturday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Event details and setup arrangements will be sent out to participants closer to the day of CelebrAsian.

For your convenience, we have included timeframes for all shifts that can be split amongst volunteers. Please complete the shift field below, with up to two volunteer names per shift. Note: only one volunteer is required for each shift.

At both the arrival and departure of your designated shift, please check in and out with Erin Bowers, the Health and Wellness Chair. Our goal is for every CelebrAsian visitor to be able to have a personal interaction with each vendor at the Health and Wellness Village.

Alternatively you may print and complete the Health & Wellness Vendor Applicationand mail it along with your check to:

  • Diversified Management Services
  • ATTN: Iowa Asian Alliance
  • 6919 Vista Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266

+ Table Tennis

Register and Pay

Registration 2017 is now open for the Table Tennis Tournaments! You may only sign up for one tournament: Beginners/Intermediate Singles (combined) or Advanced Singles. Women may sign up for both the women’s tournament and one of the other tournaments. $10 registration fee per tournament. Click here to view current list of participants.

  • Beginner/Intermediate Tournament: Friday, May 26 starting at 4:00 pm (Limited to 16 Players)
  • Women's Tournament: Friday, May 26 starting at 4:00 pm (Limited to 8 players)
  • Advanced Tournament: Saturday, May 27 starting 10:00 am (Limited to 16 players). Advanced Singles Finals match will be played on the entertainment stage around 3:30 pm.

All Tournaments held in the Wellmark Health and Wellness Tent at CelebrAsian on Grand Avenue between 12th & 13th Street. This tent will be on pavement. All participants must sign waiver form before playing.

Round Robin play (Approx. 4 to a round). Round Robin groups will be arranged using USATT & RATINGS CENTRAL ratings to spread the talent. Top player in each round robin will advance and then single elimination through finals. 3 Star ITTF approved balls will be used. USATT rules are used. Games to 11 points, best 3 out of 5 games wins the match.

Trophies will be given to the top 3 players in each tournament. No cash awards.

Please register online by midnight on May 25. Registrations is on a first come, first serve basis so signup now before registration spots are filled!

Women’s Tournament

  • Cost to enter = $10
  • Awards for top 4 places
  • 1st Place: Trophy only
  • 2nd Place: Trophy only
  • 3rd Place: Trophy only

Beginner/Intermediate Tournament:

  • Cost to enter = $10
  • Awards for top 3 places
  • 1st Place - Trophy
  • 2nd Place - Trophy
  • 3rd Place - Trophy

Advanced Tournament

  • Cost to enter = $10
  • Awards for top 3 places
  • 1st Place – Trophy
  • 2nd Place – Trophy
  • 3rd Place – Trophy

Register and Pay