Aquarium celebrates 17th annual Southeast Asia Day with dance, music, cultural craft demos on October 17th!

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, Long Beach is home to the largest population of Cambodians outside of Southeast Asia. Southern California is also home to communities from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific can experience dance, music, and cultural craft demonstrations during the its seventeenth annual Southeast Asia Day on Sunday, October 17. Through this annual festival, the Aquarium celebrates its long-running connection with local Southeast Asian communities.

Each year at Southeast Asia Day the Aquarium honors an individual or organization within the community for outstanding community service and furthering cultural awareness. In a ceremony in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, Chanwantha “Sam” Limon, last year’s festival honoree, will present the Heritage Award to Master Ho Chan and Sokhanarith Chan, who have participated in Southeast Asia Day at the Aquarium since it started seventeen years ago. Limon recently joined the Aquarium’s Board of Directors.

Advance reservations will be required for attendance, as capacity is limited and walk-ups will not be accommodated at this time. Masks are required for entry at the Aquarium of the Pacific for everyone age 2 and older.

WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

WHERE: In person: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 

COST: Included with general admission: $36.95 per adult (ages 12+), $26.95 per child (ages 3-11), $33.95 per senior (ages 62+), and free for Aquarium members and children under age three 

Advance reservations are required for everyone.

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/southeast_asia_day/ 

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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