Ten Reasons Why People Should Attend the 6th Annual AsianFest:

1) Taste mouthwatering Asian cuisine with various vendors cooking up their country's famous ethnic dishes (food and beverages available for purchase – must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages); purchase ethnic jewelry and other items

2) Live cultural performances throughout the day starting at 12pm from Bollywood dancing, traditional singing to martial arts

3) Villages: Explore the beauty of 8-12 Asian countries showcasing the colorful traditions, language, clothing, and interactive activities that make each Asian culture unique (China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Tai Dam, Thailand, etc.)

4) "Ultimate Chef Showdown" will feature talented chefs from the region showcasing their skills and provide mouthwatering samples

5) Back by popular demand, "Oats Done Asian Style" competition - open to the general public to submit their original recipes infusing Asian flavors with oats as the primary ingredient to dazzle the judges

6) Live fruit carving showcasing traditional Thai art that has adorned the tables of Thailand’s royal family

7) Kids Zone featuring face painting, balloon animals, bouncy house, crafts, etc.

8) Vibrant Fashion Show - on the runway - array of traditional and modern Asian outfits (evening)

9) Lion Dance Team will delight, thrill and entertain the crowds throughout the day

10) Zumba to Asian music to burn off the delicious food you will be eating all day long

flavor of 2014 Asian Cultural Festival

2019 Schedule

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Saturday, july 20, 2019


downtown cedar rapids at the mcgrath Amphitheatre

The 6th Annual AsianFest is a FREE, fun festival for families to come and experience the flair, fusion and flavor of Asian cultures from rich performances, delicious cuisine, exotic cultures to concert showcasing and celebrating the diversity that continues to be part of the Midwest fabric. Hosted by Jenny Valliere, Miss Iowa USA & radio personality from Z102.9, enjoy a day full of fun and exciting things to do that appeals to kids and adults from the following festival activities and events.

cuisine/beverages  * concert * performances * fashion show * dance party * interactive villages * kids zone

General Admission: FREE

6th Annual AsianFest 2019 ​\

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