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Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Festival

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - May 12 @ 12:00 am

Come celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with vendors, food trucks, and performances! Special performance by Filipino Poet Jason Bayani!

We hope you will join us for our first Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Festival hosted by Chopsticks Alley and LEAD Filipino, featuring special performances by Kulintang Dialect and Jason Bayani.

Please note that this event consists of two parts, the outside Marketplace/Festival and Jason Bayani’s performance, which will be in the Center’s Theater. The Theater is capped at a 100-person occupancy, so participation at Jason Bayani’s performance will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.


5:00PM Doors Open

6:00PM Special performance by Kulintang Dialect

7-8:30PM Special performance by Jason Bayani, Locus of Control

9:00PM- Event Ends

Vendors and Sponsors:

If you would like to become a vendor or sponsor, send an email to [email protected]


Available at Olinder Elementary School located next to Olinder Community Center, parking on site, and street parking.


About LEAD Filipino

We are Leadership, Education, Activism and Dialogue (L.E.A.D) Filipino (Inc.) is an incorporated charitable nonprofit cultural and educational organization driven by the hearts of students, adults, and families out of San José, California.

Since 2015, we have organized at the intersection of civic innovation, culturally responsive education, grassroots leadership development, and local economic development efforts. Rooted in our mission to increase the representation of Filipina/x/aoAmericans in public leadership, we create an environment for our members to engage in community-based campaigns, local cultural and educational programming, and statewide civil and human rights efforts.

For any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs, please get in touch with our team at [email protected]

About Chopsticks Alley Art

Chopsticks Alley Art promotes Southeast Asian cultural heritage through the arts. We celebrate the cultural diversity of Southeast Asian contemporary art to foster greater understanding and connect communities.

We offer arts-based programs and classes, exhibits, and community events to create an engaging environment of celebration, learning, and support between our diverse, multi-generational communities.


Olinder Community Center
848 East William Street
San Jose, CA 95116 United States


L.E.A.D Filipino