SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2013) - The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of ethnic attire with over 200 participants! For the first time ever, all Procession participants will have the chance to win cash prizes for categories including: Largest Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, Most Colorful Contingent, and Best Representation of an Asian Legend, Myth or Tradition. The public is also encouraged to come to the festival dressed in ethnic attire throughout the day. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration will showcase the return of the Arts and Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks and a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks.
Popular returning features for people of all ages include the cooking demos by celebrity chefs, children’s area, healthy living pavilion, free film screenings hosted by Center for Asian American Media, along with performances by Asian American artists, DJs, and martial arts experts. The fair will also offer free hepatitis B screenings.
The Arts and Crafts World Market will showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.
The 9th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public. The festival is currently holding an open call for booths, performers and sponsors. For details visit: http://www.asianfairsf.com