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Orange County Government Announces Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

Mayor Demings' SealOrange County, Fla. – On behalf of the Orange County Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Committee, Mayor Jerry L. Demings is pleased to announce events taking place in May 2023 to celebrate the diverse culture of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States.

The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent including East, Southeast and South Asia and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

As of 2019, there were over 80,000 of Asian or Pacific Islander descendants in Orange County. AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. AAPI Heritage Month 2023 takes place from Sunday, May 1, to Tuesday, May 31, 2023.

May Calendar of Events

Orange County Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition
Orange County Administration Building
201 S. Rosalind Avenue – First Floor Atrium
May 1-30 | Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Orange County AAPI Heritage Month Celebration with Proclamation Presentation
Orange County Board of County Commission Chambers
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32802
Tuesday, May 2 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Contact Shally Wong at or

AAPI – FusionFest’s MYgration Film Festival
Orange County Library System – South Trail Branch
4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839
Saturday, May 13 | 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Contact: Arthur M. Ugalde, South Trail Outreach Specialist at

Asian-American Heritage Council Asian Cultural Festival
Sunday, May 14 | 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Ocoee Lakeshore Center at Bill Breeze Park
25 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761

AAPI History Book Club
Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
Thursday, May 18 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Orange County Asian-Inspired Art Contest Awards Ceremony
Orange County Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32802
Friday, May 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact Shally Wong at or

Asian Cultural Association Cultural Display and Performance
Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
Saturday, May 20 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an incredible afternoon of dance and activities! Local performance group, Asian Cultural Association, will be performing Kathak dance from 2 to 3 p.m., with activities going until 4 p.m. This is sure to be an event the whole family will not want to miss!

Asian-Americans in Florida (Prof. Wenxian Zhang, Rollins College)
Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
Sunday, May 21 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

ACT Town Hall Meeting
Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office
119 W. Kaley St., Orlando, FL 32806
Wednesday, May 24 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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