Columbus Ethnic Expo 2012

Date: Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, 2012
11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday, October 8th 
11:00am: Parade
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Children's Activities
8:15pm: Fireworks

Venue: City Hall, 123 Washington St. Columbus IN, 47201
(Downtown Columbus)

The Columbus Ethnic Expo festival was founded in 1984 when a committee, spearheaded by former Mayor Robert N. Stewart, was formed to organize a unique Columbus Day celebration for the city. The organizers envisioned this to be more than a parade or a street fair, they wanted to feature the city's diverse ethnic heritage and to make the celebration a tool for understanding different cultures and customs. Now more than 30 countries are represented and have booths, and over 35,000 people enjoy this festival every year.

The CJBA(Columbus Japanese Business Association) have a food booth every year and introduce authentic Japanese food and drinks such as YAKI-SOBA (Japanese-style fried noodles), Teriyaki Chicken Rice, Ramune Drinks (Japanese traditional soda) and more!

There will be many concerts and different activities at the main stage and event halls.  There will also be a parade and fireworks on Saturday, October 13th.

Please visit the Ethnic Expo official website for more details and an activity schedule:

Please come with your family and friends and enjoy authentic Japanese food and different cultures from all over the world!