May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and to honor the rich diversity and contributions made, the Oregon State Capitol will be hosting Our Shared Heritage: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event honors the culture, traditions, heritage and history of Asian Pacific Americans and kicks off the festivities happening throughout the state in the month to come.
Local cultural organizations, dance troupes and musical groups will perform throughout the event and provide cultural activities for families to participate in. All performances will take place in the Capitol Rotunda.
10 a.m. Doors open and music plays in Rotunda
10:30 a.m. Micronesian Islander Community Chuukese Dancers
11 a.m. Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team
Noon Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon
12:30 p.m. Philippine Cebuano Dancers and Friends of Salem join Filipino American Friendship Club for a performance of Barrio Fiesta Suite
1 p.m. Flavor of Japan in Portland, Japanese Instrumentalists
The Oregon State Capitol is located at 900 Court St NE, Salem. This event is free and open to the public, and parking is free on the weekends.
Capacity controlled tower tours to the Oregon Pioneer will take place at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., weather permitting. There will be two food carts for event attendees to buy lunch from if they desire. For more information about events at the Capitol visit www.oregoncapitol.com or call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388.