CLEVELAND - In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage month in May, a celebration reflecting Cleveland's rich Asian Pacific culture in the AsiaTown neighborhood will show the public the community's rich footprint on Northeast Ohio.
The 8th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival continues to grow year after year. In 2015, 45,000 people attended the festival with it increasing to 48,800 people in 2016, according to festival's website.
The two-day festival goes from May 20 to May 21
11 a.m. to 7 p.m
East 24th and Payne Avenue. (See map below)
Throughout the weekend, visitors can experience Asian culture, food and dance at the over 150 vendors, as well as live demonstrations and competitions.
Fan favorites include the egg roll speed eating contest at 4 p.m. on Saturday and inflatable sumo wrestling.
News 5's Jennifer Auh will be an emcee during the festival. The Lantern Stage on E. 27th and Payne Avenue will be the center of all live performances that range from singing to dance.
There will be FREE parking at East 24th and Payne Avenue (Magnet and CSU Parking Lots).
For those who want to know more about the thriving and growing AsiaTown neighborhood, the festival is a great way to become acclimated with Cleveland's Asian Pacific community.