City of Tampa Celebrating First Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

TAMPA, Fla. (Saturday, May 11, 2024) – In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month, Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa will celebrate AAPI heritage and cultural diversity at the 2024 Tampa Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival. The vibrant and colorful festival will showcase and celebrate all things Asian and Pacific Islander in the heart of downtown Tampa. Open to the public, the community is invited to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to immerse themselves in a spectacular afternoon and evening of incredible Asian cultural performances, mouthwatering delicacies, authentic Asian wares, fascinating informational exhibits, plus a beauty pageant and singing competition. Asian countries represented include Korea, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, India, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia as well as the Hawaiian and South Pacific Islands.

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Jane Castor, Mayor of the City of Tampa, and Tampa Asian community

“In Tampa, we embrace diversity as our strength and celebrate the many cultures that make our city dynamic,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “This festival embodies our commitment to honoring the heritage of all those within our community and provides a great opportunity for everyone to learn about and appreciate new cultures.”

Organized by the Mayor’s Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council, the goal of the event is to showcase the beauty of all AAPI people and share their unique and rich culture and traditions present in our community.  Join us for Tampa’s biggest Asian Pacific Islander celebration of the year!

For media coverage and more information please contact: Nerissa Lamison at [email protected] or (813) 486-7446.

The festival needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please go to

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