Asian American Pacific Islander Celebration

Throughout this month, we will commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who shaped our nation's history—and who were shaped by it.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. Wilson Park Recreation Center is pleased to host a celebration for Asian American/Pacific Islander Month. The purpose is to highlight the stories of the triumphs, perseverance, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as we also recognize how people of today continue to share and preserve their heritage.
Central Texas AAPI and residents of Temple are invited to participate.  All events will be held at the Wilson Park Recreation Center.

Date & Time:

  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Youth Summit w/Guest Speaker
    • On Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm youth from the AAPI community will present about their culture, ancestral homeland, and contemporary way of life.
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Family w/Guest Speaker
    • On Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm families will use objects or artifacts in their collection or achievements by AAPI individuals or groups to share history and heritage of past and present.
  • Asian American/Pacific Islanders Celebration
    • On Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Wilson Park Recreation Center will host a celebration that highlights the history, heritage, contemporary culture, and lives of AAPI.

Where is the entrance?
Wilson Park Rec Center Parking Lot

Is there a fee to the event or registration?
This event is free to the public but pre-registration is required

What is “Asian American/Pacific Islanders Celebration”
Temple Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders contribute to our society.  These events are designed to bring individuals together to learn about commonalities and differences.

Can I walk up to the event?
Must be registered to attend each event.

Social Distancing Safety Rules
City of Temple has taken enhanced health and safety measures for event attendees and the event Staff.  While attending the event you are expected to follow all posted instructions. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and possibly death. According to the CDC, older adults (65 years of age and older) and persons with underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
By attending this Event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Masks or Face Coverings
Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, we ask guests to consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) at the outdoor event when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s group.

  • Medical masks, paper masks, fabric masks, and bandanas are all acceptable face coverings. 

Additional COVID-19 Information
We care deeply about the safety of our attendees, participants and staff members, therefore before and while attending this event please be mindful of the following:

  • Be Symptom Aware - if you or someone in your household feels ill, has a fever or cough, please do not attend this event.
  • Maintain Distance - as you enjoy this event please maintain 6ft from others.
  • Practice Good Hygiene - wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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