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AAPI Heritage Month in Downtown Pittsburgh

Thursday, May 9, 2024

May is AAPI heritage month! Home to a rich diversity of cultures and communities, Pittsburgh offers a number of ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage and history.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. Downtown Pittsburgh hosts a number of events every year that celebrate the diversity of the city while showcasing the food, music, history and art of the many international communities who call Pittsburgh home.

Here are a few events and businesses in Downtown Pittsburgh that celebrate and honor AAPI cultures and communities.

Taste of Asia – May 26

📍Heinz History Center

Join the History Center on a culinary journey to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Discover the rich history of Asian American culinary traditions and contributions to Pittsburgh’s food culture at Taste of Asia, a one-day food market presented in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the Asia Chamber of America-Pittsburgh.

Indulge in delicious bites from an assortment of local Asian restaurants, explore the history of Asian American cuisine in Pittsburgh with the Detre Library & Archives, and watch a live cooking demonstration in the Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom to learn new techniques and flavor combinations.

World Square – May 31 – June 2 & June 7-9

📍Market Square

The celebrations don’t have to stop in May! Across two weekends in June during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square will become a showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food purveyors and more from across various international communities in the region. There will be exciting dance and musical performances by Chinese, Filipino, Indian and Indonesian groups, as well as a wide range of vendors selling delicious cuisine and products from around the world.

AAPI Heritage Night at PNC Park – June 4

📍PNC Park

This special ticket offer includes a pre-game tailgate in Picnic Park, featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander cuisine, as well as a custom giveaway item. The pregame event will run from 5:30-6:30pm. Get tickets here!


📍Around Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh is home to some of the best Asian restaurants in the city! From Bae Bae’s Kitchen to Yuzu, there’s no shortage of fabulous dining options in the Golden Triangle. Check out a few of our favorite restaurants and eateries below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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