One of the best things about living in Southern California is all of the diverse culture available to our children. Next weekend, mark it down on your calendar for a fun family outing where you will experience a dynamic event involving pageantry, music, fashion and food .
The public is invited to explore the arts and culture of China, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia as the Asian Pacific Festival takes root at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach the weekend of Oct 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Among the festivities are a wide range of live native musical performances, cultural exhibits, a hip-hop competition, children’s art contest and authentic Asian foods from the represented countries. One of the weekend’s highlights will be the APF Scholarship Pageant complete with ethnic fashion and traditional costumes, which is intended to highlight intellect, beauty, and grace in young Asian women as they represent their communities. Adults may enjoy the Southern California Craft Beer & Wine Tasting for $45 each. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 each with kids under 6 free. Visit APFestival.org to purchase.