APCC celebrates the lunar new year with our largest annual event, the Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration. This community-based arts and culture exhibition features a different host country or culture each year. The day is filled with more than 20 exciting performances, cultural demonstrations and martial arts, culture and arts displays, authentic cuisine, and a variety of vendors and resource booths. This is APCC’s signature event held at the Tacoma Dome for over two decades, bringing thousands of people together to be immersed in the rich and diverse cultures of the Asia Pacific.
We are excited to have our event back at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Our host is the beautiful country of Samoa, showcasing its cultures and traditions. Look for a very exciting and high-energy show from the many performers of this amazing country. To celebrate 25 years, this year promises to be a jammed pack day of fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family.
25 years marks a celebration of a family event that started in 1998 with Vietnam as the featured and host country. The year was attended by over a thousand people, with a few vendors and very entertaining cultural performances and demonstrations from all the countries that participated.
The New Year Celebration was thought of as a way for APCC to showcase the many countries and cultures that we represent. It also served as a vehicle to connect further with our surrounding community in Pierce and neighboring counties.
Through the years our New Year Celebration has become a much-anticipated community event with attendances of over 10,000 people and over 100 vendors along with many food booths, martial arts, and hands-on demonstrations.
Mark and save the date and be part of this historical day for APCC and our community.