Chinese Association of Northwest Arkansas


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The biggest event of the year is around the corner. Please join us to celebrate the 2024 Chinese New Year! You will enjoy a wonderful show with traditional Chinese dances and music. In addition, you will taste delicious Chinese food! You can also purchase Chinese art crafts and more.

Please purchase your tickets below and pick up your tickets at 4:30 pm at the event.

2023 CANWA Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 30


The sound of joy and laughter reached the heaven, and even Chang'e admired us. Tonight, we enjoyed a heartwarming celebration of unity and tradition. The successful and joyful Mid-Autumn Festival party lit up the night.  The mooncake, a feast of delectable dishes, and the talent show awaited us. The mooncakes are sweet, the dishes are toothsome, and the show entertained everyone. Every delicacy is full of the producer's love for everyone. Famous chefs are among us, making us want to be one. The wonderful performance are dazzling. As the saying goes: One minute on stage, ten years of work off stage. Thank you to the actors. They gave up their weekends in order to let everyone see the best show. They devoted themselves to practice to present the best. Everyone's efforts allowed us to have this successful gathering. Thank you CANWA and all our friends who always support us. Your participation makes our gathering more colorful. Let us look forward to our next gathering and look forward to a bright future. 

2023 International Festival at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Sept. 10

我们西北阿肯色华协应邀参加了植物园举行的欢迎移民的文艺活动。感谢钱江红和她先生,黄茹和她先生,George 和一个青少年组的孩子一起守着我们的站台,向当地社区宣传中国文化。还有受欢迎的写毛笔字。感谢佳丽代表华协参加演出。希望更多的人加入我们一起传播中国文化。

CANWA was invited to the celebration of the international festival at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Many thanks to Jianghong Qian and her husband, Ru Huang and her husband, George and a team of youngsters who worked at our stands. They shared Chinese culture and heritage with our local community. Chinese calligraphy and ethnic dance by Jiali were presented in the festival. Hope more people will join us in the future in such event to promote Chinese culture and heritage.

2023 CANWA Dragon Boat Festival

Jun. 24, 2023

Our vibrant Dragon Boat Festival party has come to an end with a resounding success! Sue, Yujuan, Mrs Voung, Susan, Michelle, Lihua, and Minzhi prepared delicious zongzi, various cold dishes, cold noodles, tea eggs, fried chicken, stewed chicken with taro, cakes, watermelon etc. Thank you for your great job and hard work! Qian Jianghong and I handed out prizes to several students from our youth group who won the President's Award. Also thanks to the gentlemen who volunteered and supported us behind the scenes. George and Cuihong helped to register the event attendees. Thank you all the sisters and brothers who have devoted their time and labor to prepare meals for the party, and thank you to the good friends who have prepared various games and props for this party. This party brought us abundant delicious food, fun, and happiness to everybody, which is our ultimate goal. Now everyone is already looking forward to the next party. Let us meet on Aug 15. Thank you all again! 

2023 CANWA Chinese New Year Gala

Jan. 22, 2023

What a successful Chinese New Year's Gala organized and presented by The Chinese Association of Northwest Arkansas! When you are having fun, time flies! We had a lot of fun indeed, enjoyed the delicious Chinese food, relished the joyment of performing art, met new friends, indulged in the moment with old friends. What a glorious night! Thanks to all the audiences and supporters! Thanks to all the people who performed on the stage or worked behind the scenes! A lot of people had spent a lot of time and effort to make this happen. We really appreciate their contributions! Special thanks to the young art performers who brought us the great joyful night! Let's meet next year. Wish everyone have a great and safe year ahead!!!


If you are new here in Northwest Arkansas, we have compiled a list of local Chinese-Asian stores and restaurants for you. We also provide rental services of Chinese traditional props and costumes. Please click HERE for more details.

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