Asian Pacific Cultural Festival

The 11th Annual Asian Pacific Cultural Festival of San Diego will return on May 18, 2024!  Featuring various cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts, there will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event!

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2021 Asian Pacific Cultural Virtual Showcase

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Culture & Media Alliance proudly produced and presented its 2021 Asian Pacific Cultural Showcase on May 28th, 2021. This event was hosted by KFMB Channel 8 news anchor and reporter Alicia Summers and streamed virtually from San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort.

This program was partially funded by California Arts Council and San Diego County’s Community Enhancement Grant, fiscally sponsored by the San Diego Japanese Community Center and in-kind services provided by Carma Media Productions, Dance N Groove DJs and Lainscapes Photography. Featured Performers include Xing Jian Dance Studios (Chinese Dance) San Diego Pungmul School (Korean Folk Music Performance) KAYPA (Korean Fan and Drum Performance) MakaniKaiHula (Tahitian, Maori, and HawaiianDance) SD Laos Heritage (Laotian Dance) PASACAT (Filipino Dance) Reiko Obata (Japanese Koto Performance) The Naad Studios (North Indian Dance)

We are excited to host our 2nd annual event on September 30, 2022!

CLICK HERE to view individual performances by our AANHPI cultural dance and music artists.


The first Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego was presented and produced by Silk Road Productions in 2010. ACMA is proud to host the 11th Annual Asian Pacific Cultural Festival on May 18, 2024 in collaboration with Silk Road Productions.

The event started in May 2010 at Liberty Station before historically closing Convoy Street for the first time in its 5th year.  The festival then moved to the Mira Mesa Community Park in 2015.  In 2021, we will be celebrating our 11th fantastic year of sharing and celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander cultures – back in the Mira Mesa Community Park!

This event has been recognized by the US Congress, the California State Assembly, the County of San Diego, and the City of San Diego as an official event in San Diego celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

We have included many people of influence and community leaders as part of our event as Honorary Chairs, including Sally Wong-Avery, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Dr. Lily Cheng, Tom Hom, Councilman Chris Cate, (former) County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Mitz Lee, San Diego Honorary Philippines Consul General, Audie deCastro, and County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar!  

This event was created to share, celebrate, promote, educate, and unite the Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities in San Diego during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May.  This event is open to all people of all backgrounds – and is fun, family-friendly, and FREE to attend!

For the safety and comfort of our guests, the Asian Cultural Festival is a SMOKE-FREE and WEAPONS-FREE event.

Past Entertainment

Imahen Taotao Tano
Theatrical Connections
Karen Organization of San Diego
Genbu Daiko
Xingjian Dance Studio
La Jolla Taiko
San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School
Ethan Guo/Lily Guo
San Diego Wushu Center
Beyond Bollywood
San Diego Korean Pungmul Institute
Van Kiep Lion Dance
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
Mochi Cafe

PASACAT Philippines Performing Arts Company
Shofukan Kendo Dojo
Hālau Hula Kāhea O Kalaniana’ole
The Swaggers Bollywood and Western Dance Group
UCSD Chinese Dance Association
Confucius Institute
Han’s Dragon Martial Arts
Asayake Taiko
JING Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture
Hui Halau O Malia
Sohaila’s Shining Stars Middle Eastern Dance Troupe

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