A Celebration of Culture

APCC presents 25th Annual Polynesian Luau August 27 By Jillian Chandler

A community celebration all are encouraged to attend, Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents its 25th annual Polynesian Luau. Scheduled for Saturday, August 27, enjoy an afternoon featuring special performances, delicious island food, local vendors, and one another’s company.

Plan to stay the entire duration of the event, from 3 to 6pm, to enjoy all it entails. There will be beautiful Polynesian music and dance from the islands of Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa and Guam. Be awed by the spectacular fire knife dance, and don’t miss out on the chance for fun and exciting door prizes.

Local vendors will be onsite showcasing traditional island wear, crafts, jewelry, food and much more. As attendees are sure to work up an appetite as they take in the entertainment and shopping, they will be treated to a delicious island menu of Roasted Pig, Sapa Sui-Chop Suey, Coconut Salmon, Teriyaki Chicken, Island Salad and Tropical Fruits.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. For tickets, call 253.383.3900 or purchase them online at APCC96.org. Tickets are priced $750 for a table of eight, $75 for an individual ticket, and $12.50 for children 4 through 11. If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation, donations can be made through the APCC website and clicking "Donate."

Additional APCC summer events include Samoa Cultural Week July 24 through 31 at different locations; Chuseok Korean Festival September 10 at APCC and September 11 at Skansie Brothers Park in Gig Harbor.

The annual Polynesian Luau is APCC’s only fundraiser of the year, and your support is highly encouraged. Not only does the event help to connect the organization with the community, sharing the work they do. Monies raised help to support programs like the PLOT Youth Program, Cultural program, Outreach Programs, and all of the other programming offered throughout the year.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will strictly adhere to the current Covid-19 restrictions of Pierce County and Washington state.


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