Start: Friday, June 10, 2022 9:30AM
End: Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:00PM
Friday, June 10 - Saturday, June 11 | 11 AM - 11 PM
Calder Plaza | 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
FAMILY EVENT | FREE ENTRY | EAT | MUSIC | SHOP
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The sixth annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival will return to Calder Plaza on June 10th and 11th to celebrate the Pacific Islander and Asian American communities— right here in the West Michigan area. This annual Asian-Pacific cultural heritage event will feature a diversity of cultural performances, demonstrations, youth activities, a marketplace, Asian food trucks/booths, and more. The free, family-friendly event is open to the public at Calder Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11.
Travel to Asia and the Pacific Islands in Grand Rapids, MI.
Visit 30+ vendors, diverse entertainment, VIP experiences, and dedicated immersive experiences, Pacific Island and Hmong Night. Dedicated interactive areas and photo areas, workshops, and community booths.
Start the day with morning yoga then visit our massive selection of diverse cuisine that will delight foodies. We’ve invited fantastic entertainment both locally and beyond, and enjoy Asian-Pacific festival-only craft beers, and cocktails.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR
Morning Yoga | Friday + Saturday | 9:30AM
Grand Opening Ceremony | Friday, June 10 | 4PM
Taiko Drummers and Lion Dancers performance. Golden Tiger Dragon parade.
Kroon Band and the Polynesian Indigenous Knowledge Organization | Friday, June 10 | 6PM
“Aloha and welcome to the Polynesian Indigenous Knowledge Organization! We are honored to be here this year sharing our culture. We will share some stories and dances from Polynesia. It consists of what we call the Polynesian triangle. Hawaii marking the tip of the triangle in the north. We will share dances from our cousins in Tahiti, and New Zealand! Our dances are an expression of time kept through oral traditions and re-storied and told through dance. We will share ancient and modern dances. There is an interactive part, so come and enjoy this cultural experience with us! Aloha!” ~Kroon Band and the Polynesian Indigenous Knowledge Organization
Cultural Fashion Show | | Friday, June 10 | 5PM
Grand Rapids by Night - Vietnamese Show | | Friday, June 10 | 7PM
Special Entertainment Friday Night & VIP | Friday, June 10| 3:30 PM - 11 PM
Entertainment: Kroon Band and the Polynesian Indigenous Knowledge Organization, Filipino Folk Dances, Hmong Night Preview Concert, House Band Dance Party: Better Than Karaoke Band, and many more…
VIP ONLY PACKAGE: VIP AREA opens at 3:30 pm, access to VIP ONLY BAR, table section by the stage area, Lei greeting, three drink tokens, exclusive cocktail, and opportunity to sing with the house band or karaoke on stage (Starting at 9 pm till 11 pm). Tickets for VIP (21+) Pacific Islander Night ($25): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/318194908537
Virgil Nishimura Moment | Saturday, June 11 | 11AM
A highlight of Veteran and Grand Rapids resident Virgil Nishimura
Bollywood Dance | Saturday, June 11| 2:15PM
Filipino American Community of West Michigan Dance Troupe | Saturday, June 11| 3:30PM
Hmong Night | Saturday, June 11| 4 PM - 11 PM
6 Hours of the best Hmong musical artists. See posters of entertainers
THIS IS A SMALL SAMPLE OF FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS. A complete schedule of events can be found on grapf.org.
Sponsors include: Platinum: SpartanNash Gold Sponsors: Founder’s Brewing, Downtown Grand Rapids, INC., University of Michigan Health-West, Dones Family, Mercantile Bank, Spectrum Health, Gun Lake Casino, DTE Foundation, Consumers Energy Foundation, Meijer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver Sponsor: Fifth Third Bank, 616 REALTY, Experience GR, LG Energy Solution, Bangkok Taste Cuisine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Media Sponsor: GEMINI Publishing/Grand Rapids Magazine, GR NOW, 616 Media
Volunteers can submit www.grapf.org/our-festival/volunteers and sponsors can contact email@example.com for more information.