Tenth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Set for Saturday, May 17, 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO – The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of ethnic attire with over 200 participants! All Procession participants will have the chance to win cash prizes for categories including: Largest Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, and Most Colorful Contingent. The public is also encouraged to come to the festival dressed in ethnic attire throughout the day. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration will showcase the return of the Arts and Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks and a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks.

Popular returning features for people of all ages include the cooking demos by celebrity chefs, children’s area, healthy living pavilion, free film screenings hosted by Center for Asian American Media, along with performances by Asian American artists, DJs, and martial arts experts. The fair will also offer free hepatitis B screenings.

The Arts and Crafts World Market will showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.

The 10th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public. The festival is currently holding an open call for booths, performers and sponsors. For details visit: www.asianfairsf.com.

What:       Tenth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When:      Saturday, May 17, 2014
                 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where:    Civic Center/Little Saigon District
                 Larkin and McAllister Streets
                 San Francisco, CA
Information:   www.asianfairsf.com


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Shopping at AHSC
Festival goers browse through the Arts and Crafts World Market. 

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, health and natural medicine, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st.  If you are an Arts & Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about the Arts and Crafts World Market!


To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at  http://asianfairsf.com/fair-info/booth-registration/ or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.





Celebrity chef Martin Yan wows the crowd with his noodle cooking demo! Photo by Calvin Jeng.


Musicians, vocalists, dance groups, comedians, martial arts groups, and other entertainers are encouraged to apply. To apply, email your contact information, brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/Facebook or other applicable online supplementary material to:


Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com


Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2014 – Artist Name



Friday, Feb. 28, 2014







Rising star Wanting Qu performs at the 9th Annual AHSC in front of thousands.

Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide utilizing print, online, and experiential media. Sponsorships are tailored to your needs ensuring you will have the most impact and return on your investment. For details and to request a sponsorship brochure contact: Thanh Huynh at thuynh@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006.





Faces of Asia
Korean heritage represented during the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession.
Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the Street Celebration at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted! After last year’s successful procession, we will once again have cash prizes for participants! Award categories include: Largest Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent and Most Colorful Contingent. To participate, email Hang Le To at hangleto999@gmail.com by May 14, 2014. In the email subject line, please put “AHSC Faces of Asia”.





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AHSC Make Some Money For Your School Raffle participant, Spring Valley Elementary School holds up their donation check.

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program, sponsored by Sterling Bank & Trust and organized by the AsianWeek Foundation! This year SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $12,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and at least $2 goes directly back to each school. The top selling school private school and top selling public schools in each division: elementary, middle, and high school, will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this great fund raising opportunity visit: Join the AHSC 2014 Raffle.


For more info contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.



The “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is a no-cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Consider donating an item, gift certificate, cash, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang atapang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.




There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today: Volunteer at the AHSC!



About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com



About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org


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