Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s Celebration

Every year the Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents a free New Year Celebration! In 2019 the 21st annual event will take place on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Thousands of people are drawn to this culturally significant one-day event. Forty-seven countries and their cultures are represented, all in one big interactive family celebration.

A different country or culture is featured every year. This time the spotlight will be on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands and their culture through dance, food, fashion and entertainment.

The Hawaiian performances will be followed by extensive entertainment from the many different countries and cultures that APCC represents. South Sound residents are invited to engage in exciting dances and delight in the colorful costumes.

Besides entertainment, the celebration includes an array of food choices from different cultures. There are hands-on activities for the children and families, along with many demonstrations of martial arts and dances on the cultural demo stage.

Additionally, attendees can visit over 100 booths covering services, charitable organizations, retail, travel and other offerings from the many cultures.

This fun event is full of activities for the whole family. To learn more, visit