Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

The Seattle Center Festal starts off the month of May with an Asian Pacific Islander Heritage celebration. This fun cultural experience allows you to experience live performances, visual arts, delicious foods, and hands-on activities. This celebration is perfect for all ages and welcomes all to learn more about local heritage.

Opening on May 1st, the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration starts at 11:45am and runs until 5pm. This event is located at the Seattle Center on 305 Harrison Street in Seattle. Free and open to the public, this celebration makes a fantastic outing during your Seattle stay. The Seattle Center is easily accessible by local transportation, taxi, or Uber/Lyft.

During this festival you will get to see spectacular dances, youth drill teams, drumming, martial arts, and beautiful work from artists from around Washington state. A fan-favorite Hum eating contest starts at 1:30pm with local celebrity contestants. This all-day family event not only teaches about the local Seattle heritage but also allows you to buy local works of art throughout its lively marketplace.

Whether on business or vacationing with family, be sure to check out this event to experience a fun and lively event. Below is the schedule of performers during the celebration this year.

11:45am – Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team
12:00pm – Opening Remarks by Co-Emcees:
Marci Nakano, Kyle Theptee
Welcoming Remarks by:
Dorothy Wong, APDC Chairperson,
Michael Itti, Executive Director, CAPAA
Governor’s Proclamation
12:15pm – Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
12:30pm – Lu Mienh Sieqv
12:45pm – Te Fare O Tamatoa-Tahitian Dance Troupe
1:00pm – Kinnaly
1:15pm – Natya
1:30pm – Hum Bow Eating Contest,
Celebrity Contestants,
Emcees: Joe Darza and Jody Fang
2:00pm – FACES Dance Troupe
2:15pm – Shiori
2:30pm – OBG Band
3:00pm – Fraggle Rock Crew
3:15pm – Seattle Thai Dancers
3:30pm – Vietnamese Traditional Dress Presentation
Vuu’s Beauty School and Friends,
Emcee Monique Le
3:45pm – Community API Authors
4:00pm – The Cruw
4:15pm – Kaze Daiko
4:30pm – Hula ‘Ohana O Ke’alaileiha’aha’a
4:45pm – Federal Way High School Samoan Club
5:00pm – Closing Remarks

This event takes place near the Seattle Children’s Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Space needle. While in the neighborhood, stay all day at the celebration or take a trip to one of the other Seattle hot spots to complete your day-long excursion.


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