The purpose of Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) is to build and empower our community by amplifying, supporting, and encouraging diverse voices and perspectives to foster a more engaged and inclusive community.

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Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders
in Solidarity


Come Celebrate Humboldt's
First Obon Festival


August 14, 2022, 4-8pm
in the Creamery District, Arcata

Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. There will be a Buddhist priest to bless the Festival and share the stories and traditions of Obon, an altar to honor our ancestors, food vendors (Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine), children’s activities, music, Bon Dancing, and more.  HAPI is grateful to the many community volunteers helping to organize this event; others who would like to help should email HAPI at  HAPI is grateful for the sponsorship of the Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation.

Please consider donating to support the Festival and hope to see you there.


Want to know more about Humboldt Obon?


Get Ready for Obon!

Free Obon Dance Classes

Big thank you to Sensei Craig Kurumada for teaching and sharing these wonderful and fun dances.

All classes are at Redwood Raks in Arcata.

Friday, July 15: 7:00 - 8:30

Friday, July 22: 7:00 - 8:30

Monday, July 25: 5:00 - 6:30

Friday, July 29: 7:00 - 8:30

Monday, August 1: 5:00-6:30 

Monday, August 8: 5:00- 6:30 (Jade Room, Dress Rehearsal)

Come Join the 

Eureka Chinatown Walking Tours

In-Person Walking Tours

  Walking tours are scheduled this summer on the first Saturday of the month
to coincide with Arts Alive.  Meet at the Clarke Historical Museum (bathrooms available) at 240 E Street in Eureka. The tour will be about an hour long and a pleasant walk about 0.8 miles long on flat ground. All stops will be along the city streets. No seating is available. Please wear layers because it may be cold and windy.

We will be accepting ticket orders on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance is limited to 20 people and RSVP is required using the link below. Email to schedule a private group tour.

August 6, September 3 Tours

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Eureka Chinatown 360 Virtual Tour

“Lost and Found”

This is a story of resilience and resistance, including reclaiming history to build a more inclusive future. Explore the history and culture of the Chinese community that lived in Eureka's historic Chinatown in the late 1880s and the return of the first Chinese American in 1954.

Come explore the Eureka Chinatown 360 Virtual Tour. Click and drag to look around on this 360 video. To slow down the narration: Select settings/Playback speed/custom (set to 0.95).