Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
Join us throughout May in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The impact and contributions of the cultures are deep-rooted in our lives. Let's honor those achievements at festivities all month long!
Here are a few AAPI Heritage Month happenings in our SF Bay Area and Seattle HomeZones for you to check out. #GetInAndGo
SF Bay Area
USS Hornet AAPI Heritage Month Kickoff Event
The USS Hornet Sea, Air, and Space Museum will welcome folks out to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at this event. A special exhibit will be in the Hangar Bay and representatives from each group will be on hand to discuss with those in attendance.
Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
USS Hornet, 707 W Hornet Avenue, Alameda
This multi-day event from the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is the world's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food, and music. Debuting in 1982, CAAMFest presents over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland that have been a launching point for independent artists.
Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 21, times vary
Multiple locations throughout the Bay Area
Hawaiian May Day Festival 2023
Celebrate the wonderful culture of the islands at the Hawaiian May Day Festival, the largest even of its kind in the Bay Area, in Downtown Hayward. You'll be able to take in the traditions of music, dance, arts, and food, as you honor AAPI Heritage Month.
Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Downtown Hayward between B Street and Main Street
40th Annual Himalayan Fair
Enjoy the culture diversity of the Himalayan region on display at Live Oak Park during this weekend event. Browse through the vendors at the Fair, as you delight in food from Himalayan regions and cheer on the stunning musical/dance performances.
Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Seattle Center Festál Series: AAPI Celebration
Head over to the Seattle Center to kick off AAPI Heritage Month with this festival. Along with the tasty bites that will be available, you'll be able to enjoy music, performances and vendors that will be on hand to celebrate the cultures that consist of more than 26 different ethnic communities.
Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Armory Food & Event Hall, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Tours at Wing Luke Museum
Take time this month to visit the Wing Luke Museum, which honors the history, heritage and stories of Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders all year. The museum offers drop-in public and private tours and is the only pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in the U.S.
Starting May 8, open Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King Street, Seattle
United Festival 2023
Stop off at Downton Redmond Park for a day of celebrating the beauty and diversity of AAPI cultures. Local vendors will be set up for you to shop and snack while you enjoy artists and performers. There will be free henna, a lion dance, rhythms of India dance and workshop, and more!
Saturday, May 20 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Downton Redmond Park, 16101 NE Redmond Way, Redmond
Book Reading: An Asian American A to Z
Bring the little ones out to learn about Asian American history through the new children's book An Asian American A to Z by authors Cathy Linh Che and Kyle Lucia Wu. Ms. Linh Che will be in attendance for a book reading and signing, plus snacks will be available from Asian cultures.
Monday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Little Saigon Creative, 1227 S Weller Street Suite A, Seattle
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