COME CELEBRATE ASIAN HERITAGE & LET'S MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
VISIT & LEARN ASIAN CULTURES AND TASTE A VARITY OF ASIAN FOODS WITHOUT EVER LEAVING USA :)
Cost: $10 a person
Y'ALL CAN CARPOOL w/Peeps
For two days in September (9/21 & 22), Asian Pacific Festival of Arts & Music By the Sea unites the Asian Pacific communities, empowers them with a forum for expression, and promotes cultural diversity and awareness through arts and music. The theme “Reflection Through a Shining Community” captures the unity of our Asian Pacific communities and their successes.
The purpose of this fun-filled festival is to introduce and celebrate the rich Asian cultures, Asian arts, and Asian music artists to everyone, including the one-point-five and second generations Asian Americans, who might not have traveled to these Asian countries yet.
The opening ceremony on Saturday will kick off with the performance of a 30-member children choir, followed by Taiko drums, the Dragon boat demonstration, Dragon dance, marital arts demonstration and then Welcoming words from city officials.
The Festival offers everyone a virtual trip to their “ASIAN HOME” in many Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea, India, Philippines, Japan, Cambodia and many more. Festival-goers willenjoy a variety of cultural foods, drinks (including a Beer Garden), exhibits, art walk, folk dances, fashion shows, music and entertainments, martial arts, food eating contests, cooking challenges, alcohol garden, and authentic food from different countries. Children will enjoy the day touring through the Kid’s Village where they will be issued a “Bon Voyage” Passport to tour different Asian countries. While there, the children have the opportunities to participate in fun and collaborative activities.
Highlights include Dance Competitions, Miss Scholarship Asian Pacific, and so forth. The Festival’s closing ceremony will be on Sunday with the Japanese Community Dance, Lantern Ceremony, and cover bands.