Salinas Celebrates 11th Annual Asian Festival

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News Date: 
May 2, 2018

The Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) hosted Salinas' 11th annual Asian Festival on April 28, 2018. Over 300 people attended this great event in Chinatown. ACE is comprised of three main communities which have been a part of Chinatown since its beginning; the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos. Each community has a facility in the neighborhood, and organized different cultural presentations, artifacts, and amazing food for the people in attendance. The opening ceremony this year took place at the Filipino Community Center at 250 Calle Cebu. Mayor Gunter, Councilmember de la Rosa, and Downtown Community Board member Jill Allen gave celebratory remarks. The event also included a car show, and culminated in a walking tour led by local history expert Wellington Lee, a member of the Chinese community born on Soledad Street.