What we do

IACA focuses on organizing celebrations of Chinese culture and traditions within the state of Indiana, with the intention of keeping alive our heritage and freely sharing it with the wider community, both Chinese and non-Chinese Americans. This includes organizing celebrations around traditional Chinese holidays such as Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Lunar New Year, as well as actively promoting traditional Chinese visual arts, music, and performing arts.

In particular, IACA’s Lion Dance Team is well-recognized throughout the state of Indiana and receives requests throughout the year to perform at a variety of cultural and civic functions, including the Indy 500 Parade, the CarmelFest Independence Day parade, and the Indy International Festival. Supported by the City of Carmel Arts Grant Award (2018 – 2020), the team welcomes anyone regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or experience to join.

IACA also organizes activities for members to get involved in our local community. This includes civic service opportunities such as volunteering for city clean-up initiatives, as well as outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking in various state parks.

IACA activities are open to all members and invited guests. Most are free of charge to participate, with the exception of the Chinese New Year Banquet. For details on any of these, please contact

2021 Calendar

 Note: scheduled activities may be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 public health guidelines. For the latest information, please contact

Activity Date Location
Chinese New Year Celebration February 13, 2021 Zoom Event (virtual)
C100 Webinar: Contributions of Chinese Americans to US Society March 16, 2021 Zoom
Asia through Asian Eyes Photo Exhibit June 5, 2021 Circle City Industrial Complex
Dragon Boat Festival Picnic June 26, 2021 Eagle Creek Park
CarmelFest July 4 Parade July 5, 2021 Carmel
Indianapolis Chinese Festival TBC Indianapolis
Covered Bridge Tour TBC Parke County
Indy International Festival TBC Indiana State Fairgrounds
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