37th Annual Hmong International Freedom Celebration (J4) July 1-2, 2017

J4 as it is known to Hmong as a time to celebrate freedom with family, food, and sports.


It’s that time of year again, the first weekend in July, when the Hmong people celebrate freedom at McMurray Fields of St Paul, MN.  Hmong Freedom Celebration Map

The Hmong People who have settled here in the St Paul MN area really know what Freedom feels like.  General Vang Pao brought the Hmong people here from the refugee camps in Southeast Asia after the end of the Vietnam War.

There are many things to do, see, buy, and taste at the celebration.

COST: $5.00

It is with great anticipation that this year’s 37th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration Sport Tournament will be hosted by The United Hmong Family & Lao Family Foundation on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at the Como Park’s McMurray Field. The event will provide ample spaces for various vendors that are not just local community members, but all over the world. Booths will be set up for food, traditional and culture items, educational and informational and other general merchandises. Most of the festival goers are relatives and friends who travel a short distance of a couple of miles to across the ocean from former homeland in Asia. Others are spectators who come to cheer on one another as well as taking part in one of the competitive sporting venues in flag football (both men and women’s), Sepak Takraw (kato), Soccer (men/women’s), tuj lub (top spinning), volleyball (men/women’s) and other fun and games for all ages, gender and physical ability. We have a lot to accomplish within the short amount of time. With number as high as thirty thousand (30,000) people coming to the event each day we will need all of the support we can.

Flag Football as well as soccer are hotly contested sports during J4 Tournament

Deadline for Sports Team Registration:  June 25th

To register your team or to ask questions contact Dr Chai Lee at chailee2010@gmail.com, 612-432-2811.

Questions about the Festival

If you have any questions about the festival please call Peter Pha 651-219-2709 or Mee Vang at 651-226-0940.

Food & Vendor Booth Space Availability

Contact Richard Gardell at richard.gardell@unitedhmongfamily.org

Where to Park?

The Hmong Freedom Celebration will attract many people to attend.  The Lao Family Community want to let you know that there will be parking at the MN State Fairgrounds.  Here is the parking link to find out more information.


The above information was found at the unitedhmongfamily.org website, and photos were found online.  The posting is a courtesy to our Hmong friends & neighbors.  We will post the winners from each sports category. ~~ Publius Jr.


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