We’re obviously a nation of immigrants, and I think the Asian culture really fits in to the American culture, Blum said. We’re so blessed the Asian culture is here in Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Honing a mission of cultivating, promoting and advocating Asian cultures in Eastern Iowa, Asian Fest took place throughout the day at the McGrath Amphitheatre in downtown Cedar Rapids.
It featured an array of food and community vendors with attendees able to experience a blend of Asian cultures. Booths represented nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, India and the ROK.
Live performances on main stage included a Republic of Korean Taekwondo demonstration, a fashion show and a performance by Gimikk — a rock band from Des Moines, Iowa.
The event was sponsored in partnership with the Iowa Asian Alliance.