PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
August 27, 2017 at the Special Event Center Bull Run Park, Centerville, VA
2017 Festival Theme : A Tribute to Junaid Jamshed
The celebration features a fun filled day for all ages, astonishing cultural performances by noted and popular artists from Pakistan, ethnic Pakistani cuisine, handicrafts, boutiques, sports, and children entertainment. The festival is open to public.
Silver Jubilee celebrations start with single/double wicket cricket tournament in the morning at 9 am in the adjacent ground that will continue until 1:00 pm. Trophies will be awarded to winners later in the afternoon. 100, 200 and 400 meter races are also scheduled for children in the age groups of 5-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-16 years. All participants will get a gift in addition to special awards to First, Second and Third positions. Contact us to register for all sports.
Carnival games, Lot of Rides including pony and train, Moon Bounce (separate for girls & boys), Acrobats, Magician, Clown, cultural performances and free gifts to every child coming to the festival before 3:00 pm are salient features of the event. Raffle draw of airline tickets and other give away are also planned. Arrangements to offer Salat e DHUR, ASR and MAGHRIB in congregation are being made.
Formal program starts with recitation of Holy Quran. Presentation of colors by a contingent of U.S. Army Color Guard. National Anthem of USA and Pakistan. Messages and Proclamations will be presented. Anniversary cake will be cut by the Ambassador of Pakistan. Members of United States Congress and other political leaders will briefly come on the stage to share the celebrations with Pakistani-Americans.
Astonishing and spectacular cultural performances by popular artists, Musical Bands will continue until dark. Efforts are being made to telecast the program live on Dish Network and other Channels to Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Jawad Ahmed, Humaira Channa, Asim Azhar, Sharique Rumi, Ammar Baig are among the invited artists/performers. Bhangra groups, Chinese folk dancers and variety of cultural performances are scheduled.
Participation of artists travelling from Pakistan solely depends on issuance of U.S. visa . The list may be amended as per the circumstances. Names may be added or deleted later subject to the availability of U.S. Visa and funding, keep on visiting our web site for updates.
The program will end at dark with national song Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan presented by all the artists together.