The Asian Pacific Islander Community Night Market (APCNM) originated in 2015 through a collaboration with the Taiwanese American Organization. Over the years, this event has evolved from a cultural night into a lively Night Market, becoming a hub of activity. Attendees are treated to a diverse range of vendors, who proudly showcase their arts, crafts, and one-of-a-kind trinkets. Moreover, the market tantalizes taste buds with a wide array of delectable foods, ensuring a delightful culinary experience. Adding to the enchantment, the event features captivating performances by talented students and professional groups, leaving the audience mesmerized.
However, in the year 2023, the Night Market has undergone a remarkable evolution, transitioning into a breathtaking light festival. This reimagination has opened the doors for diverse communities, including SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African), MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian), and API (Asian Pacific Islander), to converge and share the same space. This transformation has expanded the event's scope, embracing the spirit of unity and creating an inclusive environment for everyone to come together.
Join us to shine light on our cultures! The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) will be hosting the first UC Davis Lights Festival in Fall 2023 to center the Asian and Pacific Islander (AandPI) and Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian (MENASA) community. We hope to see you there! Follow @ucdlightsfestival for more details!
Did you know that this is the first UC Davis Lights Festival? Be apart of history and join us to enjoy food, engage in activities, and watch a variety of performances! Don't miss out on the Light Up The Night Activity and Community Mural!
Please check back here for more information about the Lights Festival!
We are so excited to see you! For those of you traveling in, the closest parking lots to the UC Davis Quad are UCD Parking Lot 10, the Quad Parking Structure, and Parking Lots 5 and 5A.
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