Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month was in May, but Spokane’s AAPI community is celebrating Heritage Day Saturday by hosting a festival for the greater community to join in and learn about the region’s AAPI history, culture and arts. Visitors will have the chance to browse vendor booths and cultural and historical displays, dine at island-style food trucks, watch martial arts demonstrations, and view an art show. There will be kids activities for the little ones, too. Considering the horrific racism the Asian American community has faced over the last year, this is an excellent opportunity to support that community in our region and meet new friends in the process.
Sat, June 12 from 11 am-4 pm • Free • Centerplace Regional Event Center, West Lawn • 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley • Facebook: AAPI Heritage Day
— Dan Nailen