Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

As the arrival of spring brings flowers and some warmth to Fairfax, it also signals the beginning of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. May is a time to celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions from Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Here’s your guide to fully immerse yourself in the celebration right here in our County.

Korus Festival (May 3-5):

Dive into a cultural extravaganza showcasing captivating dances, a talent show, Kpop performances, and more. Hosted by the Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, the Korus Festival promises unforgettable cultural immersion.

George Mason University AANHPI Heritage Month Celebration (May 5):

Join George Mason University as they celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month. Dive into an immersive Asian cultural experience, starting with a vibrant exhibition, followed by a ceremony and performance. Explore the rich tapestry of traditions through music, dance, and art, curated by esteemed organizations like the Alice Guzheng Society and Shaolin Kung-Fu Group. Admission is free.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Fairfax County Libraries (May 6):

Richard Byrd Library invites you to join in the celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! All day long, immerse yourself in the art of origami with our specially curated kits, offering paper and instructions for all skill levels. Dive into this timeless tradition, often linked with Japan, and unleash your creativity with designs ranging from beginner-friendly to intricate challenges. Don’t miss this chance to explore, create, and celebrate together!

American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival (May 11):

Kicking off the festivities is the American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority and the Asian Community Center. This festival promises a delightful fusion of performances, arts, and cuisines from various Pacific Island cultures. From mesmerizing traditional dances to tantalizing culinary delights, immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and rhythms of the Pacific.

Asian Festival on Main: Food, Arts, Entertainment (May 19):

This is a one-day, outdoor family event on Main Street in the Historic Old Town Fairfax City. The festival will be highlighting Asian heritage through food, arts & craft, education, and performances. Rain Date: June 2, 2024.


From festivals and cultural performances to educational events, there are countless ways to participate in this month-long celebration. Discover more places to go and things to do, or submit an event, at ArtsFairfax.org/Calendar.