Watch Live: 2021 Cleveland Asian Festival kicks off virtually

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The annual Cleveland Asian Festival is taking place this year, a change from last year’s canceled event. But, as much in the time of COVID-19, things are different.


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This time, the event is coming to us virtually, starting at 10:30 a.m. this morning (as seen in the live YouTube video stream above). FOX 8’s own Melissa Reid is part of the festivities, along with other local news makers.

“CAF is always considered the festival that kicks off summer. We were hoping for this year to be an in-person event but with COVID’s restrictions and the lack of events permits directions from the City, we are doing it virtually to celebrate our culture and diversity,” said co-organizer Johnny Wu in a statement.

The event is beaming in from Cleveland’s AsiaTown, highlighting things stores and restaurants in that area have to offer, and should last about 90 minutes.

Find out more about the event right here.

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