Asian Festival is a collaborative effort by many organizations and communities in Greater Cleveland. It is coordinated by volunteer leaders within the Asian Pacific communities to foster, educate, and promote Asian culture and traditions, while celebrating Asian Heritage Month.
This unique event provides an opportunity to learn and experience diverse Asian cultures, heritage and traditions through visual performance arts, cultural displays and demonstrations, educational materials, and interactive workshops. A special highlight of Cleveland Asian Festival is the numerous competitions where children and adults can compete in fun activities.
Cleveland Asian Festival is a landmark undertaking to unite the community through recognition of its culture, diversity, and people. The event is made possible by the volunteerism and participation of many diverse and ethnic groups including: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, and others. In addition, committed organizations such as the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland, International Community Council, International Service Center, Friendship Foundation of America, Federation of India Community Associations, Vietnamese Community of Greater Cleveland, MotivAsians for Cleveland, Asian Services in Action, Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, Cleveland Chinese Women Association, Korean American Association, Japanese Americans Citizens League, Cleveland Chinese Benevolent Association, Philippine American Society of Ohio, St. Clair Superior Development Corp., Asia Plaza Inc., Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association and AsiaTown Neighborhood Merchant organizations have enthusiastically committed to this festival.
This year it will be on Saturday and Sunday (May 19 & 20, 2012) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood at the Asia Plaza shopping center and surrounding streets (Payne Avenue and East 30 th Street).