Festivals

Center for Asian American Media Presents: CAAMFest 36

05/10/2018-05/24/2018
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
AMC Kabuki 8
San Francisco  CA

CAAMFest, a 15-day celebration of the best in film, music, and food from the most innovative Asian and Asian Americans is coming May 10-24 2018 to San Francisco and Oakland. For the last 36 years, CAAMFest has been the nation’s largest and most prestigious festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Asian American stories.

CULTURE, IN EVERY SENSE. CAAMFest not only moves to May to align with APA Heritage Month, but also expands our program even further through an immersive experience between culture, storytelling and community.

Free-$500.

Registration URL : https://caamfest.com/2018/

Presented by Center for Asian American Media.

2018 Myanmar New Year Water Festival: Thingyan Festival

05/27/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Charles F. Kennedy Park
Union City  CA

The Thingyan Water Festival is celebrated by all major ethnic and religious groups in Myanmar and marks the start of the Myanmar New Year which occurs in mid-April. Water is symbolic for washing away past sins to start the New Year physically and spiritually purified.

The Bay Area Thingyan promotes cultural diversity and is essential for strengthening community values in the San Francisco Bay Area through the development of intercultural awareness. Activities will include sprinkling of water, traditional culture thingyan dance, elderly homage ceremony, and water festival music entertainment as well as traditional food.

We sincerely hope you will join us as we celebrate our New Year and become a partner with our community. Looking forward to welcoming you on the day of the event.

For more information about this event:

http://www.onemyanmarcommunity.org/SFThingyan2018

Ten Year Anniversary Community Free Day

06/10/2018
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco  

The Museum celebrates community with a free day of live music, gallery performances, art-making, and more. Visitors enjoy special mini tours every 15 minutes between 11:30am and 1:30pm by longtime docents with insights into favorite works of art or architectural elements of the building. Local poets take over the galleries from 2:30 to 4pm to share poetry in conversation with the art on view. Musicians + dancers bring the architecture to life throughout the day including Benny Brussel on violin, Angus Martin on accordion, and AXIS Dance Company. Families find a wide array of hands-on art activities throughout The Museum that build connections to family, friends, and personal heritage.

Free

Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival

07/27/2018-07/29/2018
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Christmas Hill Park
Gilroy  CA

The Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws over 100,000 guests from around the world. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.