Cleveland Asian Festival

The Cleveland Asian Festival has been held annually since May 2010 in Cleveland's AsiaTown district, near Asia Plaza and surrounding streets (Payne Avenue and East 30th Street). Approximately 40,000 attendees visited the festival in 2013. The Cleveland Asian Festival is a collaborative effort by multiple organizations and communities in Greater Cleveland. It is coordinated by the volunteer leaders within the Asian/Pacific Islander communities to foster, educate and promote Asian culture and traditions, while celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Cleveland Asian Festival is a landmark undertaking to unite the community through recognition of its culture, diversity and people.

The festival features more than 100 food and merchandise vendors, local and national performing artists, a children's activities area, games, competitions, and a health fair that focuses on diseases and medical conditions that affect Asian Americans. It also brings economic growth to the AsiaTown neighborhood by bringing in thousands of festival attendees. The event is free to the public and runs from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. on both days, with ethnic performances on two outdoor stages throughout each day. This unique event provides an opportunity to learn and experience the diverse Asian cultures, heritage and traditions through visual performance arts, cultural displays and demonstrations, educational materials, and interactive workshops. Past national acts include Cheesa Laureta from NBC’s “The Voice,” Instant Noodles Dance Crew from MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Dat Phan from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

For more information, visit www.clevelandasianfestival.org or call 216.539.4634.