Celebration Guide

Culture & Community

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Support Local Restaurants Businesses Food Trucks Culture

To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please support Asian owned restaurants by dining in, ordering take out, or catering with them for your next event. There are many diverse neighborhoods across San Francisco serving delicious Asian cuisines.



Community List

The SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Heritage District is a celebration of the love, pride and people power of generations of Filipinos in San Francisco and beyond.



Community List

Enjoy home-style Chinese food, a variety of shops and weekend street performances in Chinatown.



Community List

Experience the taste of Vietnam and Thailand in one neighborhood. The Tenderloin is home to Little Saigon, where you can enjoy Vietnamese food from soups to sandwiches.



Community List

The Japantown Community Benefit District has regularly updating a list of restaurants open in San Francisco’s Japantown

Cultural History

Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia

Asian Art Museum’s Virtual Tours Through Asia

Join us for a peek behind the screens — virtual tours led by Asian Art Museum curators showcase favorite objects, uncover hidden histories, and give you a taste of all we offer, from the oldest artworks in San Francisco to the city’s best new murals.

Asian Art

Asian Art Museum’s Online Collection

The museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.

Google Art & Culture

Google: Asian Pacific American Cultures

Google Arts & Culture: Explore the history, arts, and culture of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have shaped the United States

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

From our establishment in 1997 as an initiative critical to the mission of the Smithsonian until today, the vision for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has been to enrich the American Story with the voices of Asian Pacific Americans.

Community Exhibits

We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family

Exhibition: ‘We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family’

On Exhibit
CHSA, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
APICC presents Where is Your Body

Exhibition: APICC presents Where is Your Body

April 25, 2024 -May 24, 2024

“Where is Your Body” highlights the body and its needs as the lowest common denominator for solidarity. Thinking of the body – in its capacities and vulnerabilities – as a site of both violence and resistance, the exhibition gathers women/trans/queer artists of API diasporic experience engaged in practices of the body to explore questions.

Angel Island Mosaic

Exhibition: Angel Island Mosaic

Angel Island Immigration Station

Angel Island Mosaic uplifts the individual stories of immigrants who were detained on Angel Island.
Between 1910 and 1940, over 550,000 people arrived in the United States through the Port of San Francisco. The US government used discriminatory immigration laws to detain over 300,000 of these new arrivals at the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum celebrates, preserves, and promotes Asian and Asian-American art and cultures for local and global audiences. The museum provides a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, inviting collaboration, and fueling imagination to deepen understanding and empathy among people of all backgrounds.

Since food is such an important part of our Asian and Pacific Islander culture, we invite you to enjoy Asian food and culture at an upcoming event. We have curated several diverse Asian food events, restaurant lists, and neighborhood guides to make it easier for you to try something new.