MAACA Press Release : Asian Cultural Festival 2017

2017 Asian Cultural Festival scheduled for April 29, 2017 at Olathe East High School


Leawood, KAN: (March 27: The Mid-America Asian Culture Association (MAACA) will present their 2017 Asian Cultural Festival, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Olathe East High School, 14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, according to Carol Wei, President, MAACA. Festival hours are 10:30 am to 7 pm. Adult tickets are $6 each and children under 16 are admitted free. Family and group discounts and complete event details can be found on


The annual festival’s goal is to promote Asian cultures, cultivate U.S.-Asia friendships and provide business opportunities for businesses that offer their products and services to individuals and families in the metro Kansas City area, according to Wei. More than 21 Kansas City area Asian country associations have partnered with MAACA to produce this event.


MAACA will present Ian Grillot the America Hero Award for his heroism in the recent Olathe, Kansas bar shooting incident. An award will also be given to Kansas Lieutenant Governor, Governor Jeff Colyer. Speaking at the festival will be Chinese Consul General, Hong Lei, Mayor of Olathe, Michael Copeland, overland park mayor Carl and Japan Honor Consul General, Jim Kanki.


The 2017 Asian Cultural Festival will feature Asian culture performances by Kansas City area Asian dancers, singers, and musicians in their native costumes, and a variety of Asian martial arts demonstrations and interactive martial arts sessions. The festival includes a dining area with Asian cuisine and booths offering Asian jewelry, clothing, and beauty items. The information area will offer details on Visa or passport assistance and adoption resources for the KC Metro Area and much more. This festival also has children’s activities including an Asian YoYo championships,. A listing and timeline of all activities can be found on


The Mid-America Asian Culture Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization whose purpose is to promote cultural awareness, socialization, develop common interests, and to bring the Asia most famous attractions to Kansas City area. For more information, contact Carol Wei (913) 850-4189 or The organization’s website address is