Attendees of the API Heritage Month celebration on May 1, 2011 enjoyed the rich cultures of the Asian-Pacific Islander communities through song, dance, music, art and displays. The event was presented by the Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition.

The festival launched Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle with spectacular lion dances, colorful costumes and traditional dress, youth drill teams, martial arts, taiko drums and incredible artists from around the state. It also provides access to community resources and children’s arts and crafts.

The event is a part of the Seattle Center Festál, a series of 21 world festivals presented at Seattle Center throughout 2011. It highlights the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region.

Photo credits: Dave Greer.

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