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Saturday, July 20

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This free family festival showcases the flair, fusion and flavor of Asian cultures. Visitors can experience everything from cuisine and a kids’ zone to a concert celebrating the diversity woven through the fabric of the Midwest. Host is Jenny Valliere, Miss Iowa USA and a Z102.9 radio personality. Cultural performances begin at noon, with Bollywood dancing, traditional singing and martial arts. Explore nearly a dozen countries in the Villages, highlighting the customs, language, clothing and interactive activities that make each Asian culture unique, from China and India to Nepal and Thailand. Traditional and contemporary fashions will hit the runway in the evening.

AsianFest

Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday (7/20), McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids; free admission; Asianfest.org

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