The popular Cleveland Asian Festival
returns this year from May 21 - 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Payne Ave. between East 30th and 27th Streets with a host of activities, vendors and irresistible food choices. This event is free and open to the public, although event organizers ask attendees to leave their pets at home. Payne Avenue is closed to traffic during the festival, which is in its seventh year.
This year's event will feature cultural enlightenment, fun and health screenings
for all ages. Enjoy wonderful Asian cuisines
with more than 10 Asian restaurants offering up home-style authentic dishes. Children may learn about Asian cultures inside the Activities Pavilion
, while more than 100 vendors will be available offering information and exotic merchandise.
Entertainment will be non-stop on two stages throughout the weekend and will include performances
such as a magic show, lion dance and Colors of Asia
fashion show. Other activities include a Cosplay 103
competition and the K-Pop Cover Dance
The event has grown steadily since its 2010 inception. The inaugural festival saw 10,000 attendees who spent less than $1 million. The 2015 festival, however, garnered 45,000 visitors who lavished more than $3 million in spending at event.
Visit the Cleveland Asian Festival page
for complete scheduling and attraction details.