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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month around DFW

From festivals to exhibitions, commemorate the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders with these upcoming events and year-round destinations.


Walk through the pavilion into the history and culture of the Japanese Garden.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, commemorating historical and cultural contributions to the US. Celebrate this summer and year-round with these local events and institutions.

Mark your calendars

Asian Heritage Fest 2024 | Asia Times Square, Grand Prairie | Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19
Enjoy three days of cultural performances, daily lion dances, and food and merchandise vendors.

SparkFest'24 | Amphibian Stage | Thursday, June 6-Tuesday, June 18
The performing arts festival celebrates the artistry of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with new plays, classes, competitions, and concerts.

Enjoy year-round

Japanese Garden | Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Enjoy “Mono no Aware” — the “transient and bittersweet beauty” — of the 50-year-old garden. Traverse bamboo footbridges and peaceful koi ponds under cherry trees and Japanese maples.

Crow Museum of Asian Art | University of Texas at Dallas
Peruse art from China, Japan, India, Korea, and Southeastern Asia that spans historic and contemporary works.

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