Cleveland Asian Festival named Best Festival
March 23, 2015 Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Asian
Festival was named Best Festival by Cleveland Hot List voters. The
Cleveland Hot List (http://cleveland.cityvoter.com) features more
than 6,000 businesses competing for the title of Cleveland’s best.
The results are based on more than 100,000 votes from local experts.
The competition was between over 10 longtime and newer Cleveland
area festivals and the Cleveland Asian Festival climbed to the top
in a relatively short time. 2015 marks the 6th year of the Cleveland
Cleveland Asian Festival founder Johnny Wu said, “We truly
appreciate the many people who voted for our festival. This is a
proof that we are doing something right and that many enjoyed their
time at the Cleveland Asian Festival.”
The annual two-day event typically draws about 40,000 people to
Cleveland’s Asia Town and they spend about $2 million at the event
and in the area.
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!”
About the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival
The 2015 Cleveland Asian festival will be held May 16th & 17th, 2015
on Payne Ave between East 30th and East 27th Street in Cleveland.
Admission and Parking are free.
The Cleveland Asian Festival features modern and traditional
performers on two main stages as well as a food area with dozens of
restaurants featuring various Asian foods. The entire family will
find something to enjoy including an Educational Children’s Activity
Area, Sushi and Egg Roll Eating Competitions, inflatable sumo
wrestling, Free AsiaTown Trolley Tours and more. The Health Pavilion
will once again offer free health screenings on both days of the
festival. Stay tuned for details on a performance by a national act.
The Cleveland Asian Festival is known for its
cultural performances, family friendly activities and delicious
food. These components contributed to the Cleveland Asian Festival
being named Best Festival in Cleveland. The annual two-day event
typically draws about 40,000 people to Cleveland's Asia Town and
they spend about $2 million at the event and in the area.
But the most valuable contribution of the annual Cleveland Asian
Festival may be the Health Pavilion. Free Health Screenings are
available for all attendees at the Cleveland Asian Festival. Major
health care organizations will be in attendance: Cleveland Clinic,
MetroHealth, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Asian
Services in Action, and Cleveland Department of Public Health.
Screenings include vision, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose,
cholesterol, lead testing, mammogram (by appointment), sleep
disorders, bone density, HIV, and dental. Health Education will also
be available in relation to all of the screenings along with
Health Pavilion Chair Michael Mendoza said "The health pavilion is a
great way for festival goers to learn about their health and health
services from local experts. Health care organizations benefit from
the high traffic of people attending the festival to promote their