The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Los Angeles and Orange County Taiwanese Communities to host free culture celebration, “TaiwanFest 2008”

City festival coincides with Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2008) – In recognition of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, an estimated 30,000 people will gather together at the inaugural “TaiwanFest 2008” uniting the Southland’s Taiwanese communities together for a two-day cultural spectacular, May 10-11 in downtown Los Angeles.

Located at Los Angeles’ historic, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the all-inclusive festival will honor Taiwanese culture and performing arts by promoting awareness and understanding of Taiwan’s rich and diverse heritage. With more than 150 exhibitors participating, “TaiwanFest 2008” is expected to be the largest of its kind on the West Coast.

Featuring an eclectic ensemble of live music, authentic Taiwanese cuisine, artisans, musicians and colorful performers, the celebration will present fine handicrafts, paintings and stage performances. Additional exhibits include carnival rides, kids drawing contest, and a free medical clinic sponsored by North American Taiwanese Medical Association.

Free to the public, TaiwanFest 2008 will be held from 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles (125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012; between Main and Alameda Streets). Public parking is available at nearby lots on Main, Los Angeles and Alameda Streets. Public transportation is also available via the Metrolink, MTA rail and bus service to Union Station, located across the street.

For more information, contact the Taiwanese Cultural Center 626-307-5077 or visit