Asia Pacific New Year Festival at Tacoma Dome this Saturday

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center is celebrating the Fourth Annual Asia Pacific New Year Festival on Feb. 9, with 17 different Asia and Pacific Islander performances, six ethnic cuisine booths, dozens of information tables and more than 50 booths, all open to the public.
The event will be held at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is free to this original family festival opportunity for those of the Asia Pacific community to share their customs and traditions with the entire Northwest.
The festival’s opening activities feature the Korean community.
Presentations include a visual introduction to Korea past and present, followed by palace customs and traditional clothes juxtaposed with instrument music and ending with a traditional farmers dance.
The public is invited to join the fun-filled festival celebration with music, food, dance and crafts of 17 Asia Pacific cultures.
Included will be performances from Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hawaii, India, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philipines, Samoa, Thailand, Tahiti, Tonga, Taiwan, Tokelau and Vietnam.
Project sponsors and partners in the creation of this community enrichment event include the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, Tacoma Arts Commission, State Farm Insurance Companies, Columbian Bank, City of Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, Metro Parks, Pierce College, The News Tribune, CityCom Wireless and BCRA/Tsang.
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center is a volunteer, non-profit organization.