Discover Asian & Asian American Heritage Month Events in Greater Seattle

Last updated: May 18, 2023, at 10:12 a.m. PT

Originally published: May 18, 2023, at 10:12 a.m. PT

A collage of photos from the Asian and Asian American communities

This month, we encourage you to explore a wide range of activities, events, and works of art to celebrate the rich heritage of Asian & Asian American cultures. Now is also a perfect time to broaden your understanding of the rich diversity of the Asian & Asian American communities with resources we’ve included. This list is just a starting point for engaging, reading, watching, listening, and learning.


Downtown, South, & West Seattle

U3: Cynthia Lin, Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Ukulenny

May 20, 7:30 pm 
Ballard Homestead

Ukulele supergroup U3 brings together three heavy hitters of the uke world in a musical collaboration spanning the Pacific Ocean. 

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Seattle Japanese Garden: Family Saturday, May: Koi Day 

May 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Free koi food, a koi presentation, Q & A, Taiko drumming performance, and vegetable stamp art and crafts. FREE for all youth 12 and younger from 10 am to 2 pm for Family Saturday. 

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Spring Market: Wing Luke Museum 

May 27, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  

At the first-ever Spring Market at the museum, connect with small businesses and artists in the Community Hall and browse locally crafted and designed selections. 

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United Festival 

May 20, 12:00 – 5:00 pm 

Free henna, Indian dancing, cultural fashion show, delicious food and boba, and MORE! Fun for the whole family! 

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Art Exhibition 

May 1 – 26  

Through a philanthropic collaboration with MG2 Foundation’s Executive Director, Jerry Quinn Lee, the city will feature a free exhibition of more than a dozen multimedia art pieces centering on the voices and experiences of the AANHPI community. 

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