Asian Pacific Festival: Art & Music by the Sea
Newport Beach, CA
The two-day 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 the 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 Taiko drums, and the dragon boat demonstration. The Festival offers everyone a virtual trip to “HOME” in many Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea, India, Philippines, Japan, Cambodia and many more. Festival-goers will enjoy a variety of cultural 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.
The Festival’s closing ceremony will be on Sunday with the Japanese Community Dance, and a Lantern Ceremony. Lighting lanterns is symbolic of good fortune and hope.
• Asian Cooking Demonstration
• Dance Competitions
• Dragon Boat Race
• Dragon Dance
• Food and Drink Tasting
• Food Eating Contest
• Junior Miss Asian Pacific Scholarship Pageant
• Kid’s Village
• Lantern Ceremony
• Martial Arts Demonstration
• Miss Asian Pacific Scholarship Pageant
• Muay Thai Boxing
• Music and Entertainment
• Sumo Wrestling
• Taiko Drums Performance
• “Who’s Who” Red Carpet Award Event
For more information regarding the event, please visit www.asianpacificfestival.com.
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