” As the sun sets and the lights come on, Cleveland’s Old Chinatown comes to life as a vibrant and bustling Pan-Asian- fusion street market. Join us for one of Cleveland’s most unique experiences and discover what makes Night Market Cleveland and Asiatown one of Cleveland’s must-see destinations! “
One of the larger festivals focused on Asian culture has returned to the Cleveland Night scene! This unique festival draws attention to Cleveland’s Chinatown as a diverse showcase of local Asian-American owned businesses! In 2017 this event attracted well over 60,000 people which caused it to outgrow it’s venue, and the festival to be put on delay as plans were developed and a new venue located to handle the bustling crowds. The festival is back for the 2019 season and has 4 dates you can attend!
2136 Rockwell Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
The event takes place on Rockwell Ave, between 21st and 24th Street
June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th 2019
“The beauty of events like Night Market Cleveland are twofold. Not only do you get to experience a neighborhood that might not be your regular hangout spot, but you also get to sample food and visit boutique vendors that you might never have known existed. The exposure to the different cultures and culinary delights that our city has to offer is invaluable. Plus, events like this remind us that we are part of a larger community; a community that loves the city of Cleveland and wants to do all it can to promote what the city has to offer, with an ethnic twist.”
Celebrate Tanabata – the Star Festival – and the Japan-America relationship in Central Ohio at Coffman Park in Dublin on Sunday, July 7!
The traditional Japanese festival Tanabata takes place on the seventh month of the seventh day, believed to be the only day when the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet. We’ll be holding a special celebration on this day, working together with local Japan-related organizations to hold a festival celebrating Japanese culture.
There will be musical performances, food, festival games, and more!
The Cherry Blossom Festival hosted at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers an action-packed family-friendly festival event suitable for all ages. This is the 13th year of this festival which is the largest Japanese festival in the region with well over 10,000 attendees.
this event offers a wide range of traditional demonstrations of culture and arts from Japan including tea ceremony, bonsai, taiko, and origami. Pop-culture is also well represented at this event with cosplay being commonplace, and there even being an anime art contest. Bring some cash to this event because
Even though this Cherry Blossom Festival is free to attend it is recommended that attendees bring cash with them to enjoy the shopping market and the food vendors.
Monthly kimono dressing and gathering events happen in San Francisco, California. This event is are free to attend, and idea for all age groups. People are encouraged to wear their own kimono to these outings. A full range of different types of kimono for all ages and genders can be seen worn to these events.
Here are some of the photos shared from the November 2018 Kimono Day.