The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival embraces the rich traditions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
Our goal is to inspire, educate and celebrate our Asian roots. To connect our groups, to provide resources and ways to help each other.
The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival (GRAPF) team is dedicated to enriching Grand Rapids’ cultural vibrancy by providing a high-quality experience into the rich Asian traditions. The group recognized the growing Asian population within West Michigan and shared the vision of creating unity, inclusiveness and honoring the cultures. Bringing together the communities, businesses, and local organizations created the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival.
Father, Husband, Ace the Banker, Community Connector, DJ for special events, ❤️‘s God.
Chief Operating Officer
You don’t know me until you hear about my coat story. =]
Student at GVSU, President of the Asian Student Union and VP of Campus Activities Board.
Sam Suarez – Marketing Director
David Specht – Marketing Co-Director
Brian Lai – Web Designer
Ari Chatterjee – Web Designer
Natasha Tamae Chiba – Volunteer Photoshoot
Jay Le – Director
Colleen Maclauchlan – Manager
Phi Long Dang – Coordinator
Shalini Banda – Assistant
Kaylee Jones – Assistant
Ariana Ebeling – Assistant
Kim Nguyen – Special Events
Cindy Doan – Decorations Chair
Brandon Nguyen – Decorations Chair
GRCC ASU – Decorations Tea
Giovanni Hernandez – Volunteer Director
Joan Farmer – Volunteer Coordinator
Thao Tran – GRAPF Day Director
TyGR Nguyen – Business Rewards Program
Two Eagles Marcus
351 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Make a difference and donate to the festival. We appreciate all the help and support. Every dollar counts!