Greenville businesses will come together for the inaugural APA fest
Third Culture GVL — a new nonprofit aimed at empowering Greenville’s minorities through collaboration and celebration — will host a festival for AAPI month in Downtown Greenville on Sunday, June 4.
Greenville is celebrating AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Month with a new festival hosted by a new nonprofit.
APA Fest is Sunday, June 4, at 307 E. Washington St. (near Sum Bar, Swanson’s Warehouse, and Fireforge Crafted Beer — who are hosting the event) from 12-6 p.m. with a karaoke after-party planned until 9 p.m.
Featuring food, cultural performances, and family-friendly activities (read: face painting, arts and crafts, language tables, and more), the festival is hosted by Third Culture GVL — a new nonprofit aimed at empowering Greenville’s minorities through collaboration and celebration.
Save this schedule of events as you plan your weekend:
- 12 p.m. | Welcome and opening
- 1 p.m. | Master Kim’s World Class Taekwondo demonstration
- 2 p.m. | Kids choir performance
- 3 p.m. | Raja Academy of Martial Arts self-defense demonstration
- 4 p.m. | Dragon dance
- 5 p.m. | K-pop performance
- 5:30 p.m. | Open mic
Indulge in Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and other Asian cuisines from local restaurants, plus some other Upstate favorites:
- Ding Tea
- Grateful Brew
- Kona Ice
- Resident Diner
- Scout’s Doughnuts
- Sirin Thai
- Sushi Yama
- Yum Bai
- Oveson Indonesian
- Vo Vietnamese
- Sabrina Moua/Hmong
- Sushi 21
- Yakitori Yama
Explore local vendors, businesses, and artists:
- Karen Schipper
- Pivisa Designs
- Big Fig Studios
- Summer Nikole Jewelry
- Qazi Henna
- Local Therapists
- Kapasi Pelvic Floor PT
Check out other ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.