This year marks the 40th anniversary of APA Heritage month and in honor of that, last Saturday was the first ever Heritage SF event presented by Boba Guys and produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and International Secret Agents (ISA). It was a night that certainly did celebrate the Asian Pacific Islander American culture and lifestyle. With free music, vendors, and good vibes, it was a night enjoyed by all who attended.
Thinking it’d be jam-packed as it was during the past few months of Undiscovered SF, entering the venue itself was a breeze. The very first entry spot was filled with sponsors (Toyota) to food trucks lined up to fill everyone’s needs (and tummies). Inside The Midway, it was sectioned off to those 18+ and contained all the local vendors alongside the hallway selling items from novelty pins to candles to clothes.
The DJ/dance area was sectioned off far enough from the main stage as to not interfere with either stage. It was a perfect place to chill with friends or dance around. If the live stage was more your cup of tea, P-Lo (past TFCU Talks speaker) and Yuna would fulfill either your Hip-Hop or R&B side, respectively.
Near the entry, you might not have been able to fulfill your boba craving but you could win free prizes courtesy of Boba Guys just by spinning their wheel. Or, likewise, you had the chance to actually meet and greet one of the members from Wong Fu Productions.
Given that it was a free event, we were surprised more people didn’t take advantage of the festivities but we do hope Heritage SF will be back for another year!