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Sunday, May 01, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Armory Food & Event Hall
Free Event

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Asian Pacific Directors Coalition.

In 2022, Seattle Center Festál is celebrating 25 years of stories and traditions. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities.

The festival will take place in-person May 1, 12pm-5pm in the Armory Food & Events Hall.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) of May in the Greater Seattle area. Asian Pacific Islander celebrations began in the 1970s, when student groups and coalitions at local high school and colleges organized events to showcase the rich heritage and diversity of their communities. This annual festival showcases the cultures, traditions, and history of Asian Pacific Islanders through art, music, and dance.

COVID-19 Protocols:
In terms of COVID requirements, Seattle Center is a City of Seattle department. Thus, we are following the guidance from the City of Seattle as well as King County Public Health. Learn about Seattle Center's health and safety protocols at our events. To protect the public, City staff and contractors are asked to be fully vaccinated.


Time Group
12:00pm International Lion Dance Team

Opening Remarks

Emcees: Ala Talo & Hansel Ong

12:30pm MiYoung Margolis Dance Collective
12:45pm Huayin Performing Arts Group -
Folk/Traditional Dancing & Flute performance
1:00pm Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe
1:15pm UW FASA Sayaw, Philippine Folk Dance
1:30pm Traditional Chinese Dance at UW
1:45pm Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team

Alan Sugiyama Hum Bow Eating Contest

Officiated by: Monique Le


2:20pm Cultural Performances Videos
2:40pm Cindy Wong-Li, Children’s Book Reading “Star Hug
3:00pm Nikhil Bagga, 11-year old Seattle based singer, songwriter & guitarist
3:30pm Wu Shu Martial Arts
3:45pm UW Vietnamese Student Association Dance Troupe
4:00pm Live2Dance Seattle, Bollywood Dance Troupe
4:15pm The Kompany
4:30pm Kaze Daiko Taiko
4:45pm Closing Remarks


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