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AsianFest 2018

Presented by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

July 28

12:00 pm


Experience the flair, fusion and flavors of Asia in Eastern Iowa at the 5th Annual AsianFest 2018 Presented by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort! The festival will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in downtown Cedar Rapids at the McGrath Amphitheater from 12 pm-10:00 pm. The festival is FREE and fun for all ages!

Join the celebration with Jenny Valliere, the festival’s emcee, Miss Iowa USA 2018, and popular radio personality of Z102.9, as AsianFest showcases the exotic beauty, culture and richness of Asia! Enjoy live cultural performances that will be showcased throughout the day from Bollywood fusion dancing to Filipino stage show, martial arts demonstrations to other cultural performances.

Delight in an array of mouthwatering Asian cuisine as vendors cook up their country’s famous ethnic dishes and fusions of other cultures’ meals with an Asian flair. Food and beverages (ethnic drinks, water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) will be available for purchase at the festival. (Must be ages 21+ to purchase and consume alcohol.)

Visit interactive villages and learn about the colorful and exotic traditions, language, clothing and activities of various Asian countries.

Sample the various Asian dishes, highlighting Quaker Oats as the key ingredient, prepared by Hy-Vee’s award-winning Chef Elizabeth.

Bring the kids to the free interactive Kids Zone that will delight our young visitors for hours with bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, bubble making and much more to keep them entertained!

In the evening, the festival will showcase our popular vibrant fashion show with our models who will show off an array of traditional and modern Asian outfits. Afterwards, there  will be a high-energy International Dance Party by the River with DJ Envy, official DJ for the Atlanta Falcons, as he spins contemporary tracks from various Asian countries, all part of the free admission.


Presenting Sponsor: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

Platinum Sponsors: Transamerica, Rockwell Collins

Gold Sponsors: Quaker Oats

Silver Sponsors:Alliant Energy, Veridian Credit Union, Bankers Trust Company, US Bank, Toyota Financial Services

Bronze Sponsors: GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Community Partners: HyVee, Electronics Engineering, KCRG-TV9 Show You Care