Cleveland’s AsiaTown is playing host to the annual Asian Festival, a family-friendly, educational event showcasing and celebrating cultural heritage and diversity on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
Cleveland Asian Festival Designed to educate and promote Asian culture and traditions, Cleveland’s Asian Festival will feature cultural performances, authentic Asian cuisine, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, free health screenings, a world marketplace for shopping and even eating competitions (sushi on Saturday and egg rolls on Sunday).
Entertainment includes dance performances representing various Asian countries, Taiko drummers, musical groups, acrobatics, a magic show and a performance by Cheesa from the NBC competition show “The Voice”.
At the Hands-On Demo area, visitors will get the chance to learn a bit about kung fu and other martial arts, Taiko drumming, playing a guzheng (Chinese plucked zither), playing the Indian flute and performing various dances.
Make sure you don’t miss a visit to the new Fashion Exhibition being held from 1:30 p.m – 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday highlighting traditional dress from a variety of Asian cultures. Feel free to have your photo taken with the various models in traditional costumes around the festival grounds.
Guests will also be able to take free trolley tours of AsiaTown. And for an experience that you won’t soon forget, try your hand at inflatable Sumo wrestling.
Hours for the Cleveland Asian Festival are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is free. Parking is available at E. 24th & Payne.
AsiaTown is located at E. 27th & Payne in downtown Cleveland.