We’re full swing into APA Heritage Month, and there are celebrations in every major city in the U.S.
San Francisco is no exception; they’re holding their 6th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration tomorrow, Saturday, May 15. So if you’re in the area, go check it out.
Organized by the nonprofit AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community, the AHSC is the largest outdoor gathering of Asians in America! The festival features the usual fair fare: arts and crafts vendors, cultural displays, live performances, carnival rides, and plenty of yummy Asian eats.
But here’s what else they’ve got you may not have expected: a J-Pop import car show, a kick-ass muay Thai kickboxing ring, a best dance crew contest, a mah jong area, and a balut eating contest!
And this year, hip hop group Far East Movement will be performing live at the Celebration. (They’re opening for Lady Gaga on her world tour — check out our feature story on them in our Summer 2010 issue, out in early June!)
The Celebration runs from the Civic Center in front of the Asian Art Museum, on Larkin and McAllister Streets, and leads up to the Little Saigon District. Scheduled programming begins at 11 and runs till 6, so get there early!
All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national charities. For more info and a complete schedule of events (they’ve packed ‘em tight!), check out www.asianfairsf.com.