The Cleveland Asian Festival is an all volunteered based grassroots effort to highlight AsiaTown while celebrating diversity and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio. It is a major reason for the resurgence of and growth in Cleveland’s AsiaTown community.

A record crowd of 48,800 attended the 7th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in 2016 and similar crowds are expected this year on May 20 and 21.  For many it was their first visit to Cleveland’s AsiaTown and visitor surveys showed that a large majority planned on returning to shop and eat in the neighborhood throughout the year.

The Cleveland Asian Festival features a variety of delicious food and drink options from about 20 Asian restaurants, two stages of Asian entertainment including martial arts demonstrations, a health pavilion with free medical screening and information, community resources, Trolley Tours of the neighborhood, a kid’s area and more.

Johnny Wu, co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, said “The all-volunteer executive board and committee members of the Cleveland Asian Festival works hard all year to create an experience that not only AsiaTown but all of Cleveland and beyond can enjoy and be proud of.”

The Cleveland Asian Festival is a family-friendly event featuring free admission and parking.  It has been named the Best Festival in Cleveland and one voter’s note summed up the responses: “Even though it’s called the ‘Cleveland Asian Festival’ this spectacular two-day event is filled with so much culture and diversity; not just that of Asian descent, but the culture and diversity of Cleveland as well. As a growing city, festivals like these bring a city together, and it’s always a great time!”

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About the Cleveland Asian Festival

The Cleveland Asian Festival’s mission is to bring cultural, diversity and economic growth to the AsiaTown neighborhood while celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May. The 8th Cleveland Asian festival will be held May 20 and 21, 2017 from 11am to 7pm on Payne Ave. between E. 30th St & E. 27th S.  Admission and parking are free. No pets.

The 8th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival is made possible by the supports within the communities and sponsors, including: Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland Public Power, Asia Plaza, ImageLab Media Services, Cuyahoga Community College, KeyBank, Taft, Compass Self Storage, Third Federal, Kumon and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.