Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration is presented by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) in partnership with Seattle Center Festál — a year-long series of community events that celebrate the cultural richness of communities in Seattle.

API Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of the officially proclaimed and recognized Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) of May in the Greater Seattle area. It aims to preserve and promote the culture, heritage, and contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and Asian Pacific Americans (APA). Highlights of the event include local performers, children’s activities, a cultural display of nations, and the Alan Sugiyama Hum Bow Eating Contest.

This one-day festival typically occurs on the first Sunday in May at Seattle Center. It is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.