1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(Music, Pageantry, Art, Dancing, Fashion & Food Among Weekend Highlights)
The public is invited to explore the arts and culture of China, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia as the Asian Pacific Festival takes root at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach. Among the festivities are a wide range of live native musical performances, cultural exhibits, a hip-hop competition, children’s art contest and authentic Asian foods from the represented countries. One of the weekend’s highlights will be the APF Scholarship Pageant complete with ethnic fashion and traditional costumes, which is intended to highlight intellect, beauty, and grace in young Asian women as they represent their communities. Adults may enjoy the Southern California Craft Beer & Wine Tasting for $45 each. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 each with kids under 6 free.
“We are excited to welcome back the Asian Pacific Festival as it is one of our most highly anticipated annual events,” said Dunes Vice President and General Manager Andrew Theodorou. “This is truly a fantastic and dynamic weekend event for all families, both Asian and non-Asian, alike. The pageantry, music, fashion and food representing each culture makes it both exciting and educational.”
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is a non-membership recreational area featuring a 386-site state-of-the-art RV park, 450-slip marina and a private waveless beach and playground that has been enjoyed by families since 1958. Newport Dunes is also home to 24 mobile cottages that the public may rent. Its onsite restaurant, the Back Bay Bistro, is critically acclaimed and highly sought after dining spot thanks to its eclectic menu and stunning water views.