“The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to a Cambodian Cultural Celebration at Millersylvania State Park in Olympia.
The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7
at the Millersylvania State Park Environmental Learning Center,
12245 Tilley Road South,
off I-5 Maytown (Exit 95).
The festival will feature a unique selection of traditional and contemporary Cambodian music and art forms performed by South Puget Sound region’s Cambodian community.
Artists and performances include:
Cambodian Classical and Folk Dance of Tacoma performing classical and traditional dances;
the United Southeast Asia Cultural Association demonstrating the martial arts of Muay Thai,
kick boxing and Taekwondo;
and the Wat Prachum Rainsey Buddhist Association performing Chai Yam (traditional Cambodian drumming).
The Cambodian Cultural Celebration offers something for the whole family including, hands-on Cambodian crafts instruction for kids, a look at Cambodian history, artifacts, fashion show of Cambodian traditional costume and a taste of Cambodian food. Vendor booths will feature Cambodian arts and crafts. The event also will include a documentary exhibit about the Killing Fields.
The Cambodian Cultural Celebration is presented by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program, Wat Prachum Rainsey Buddhist Association and Northwest Heritage Resources.
The celebration is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washingtons diverse cultures. The Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Arts Commission. Additional funding support for the series is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
The event is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend, please call (360) 753-1519, (360) 902-8526 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service at (800) 833-6388. Request must be made in advance.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 121 parks and several recreation programs, including trails, boating safety, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The 95-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.”