(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The sights, sounds and flavors of Asia return to the Fruit & Spice Park with the 22nd Annual Asian Culture Festival on March 5th & 6th, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia where festival-goers will enjoy a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Activities include a Malaysian no-hands volleyball tournament known as Sepak Takraw, Chinese Lion Dances, a Dragon Boat display, performances by Japanese Taiko drummers and demonstrations of fruit and vegetable carving.
Other highlights include Thai, Bangladeshi, Indian folk, classical music, and dance as well as demonstrations of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) and Origami (Japanese techniques by folding papers into decorative shapes such as flowers, animals, etc.).
The festival is sponsored by the Thai-American Association of South Florida, the Miami-Dade County Asian Advisory Board and the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department.
Located 35 miles south of Miami, in the historic Redland community, the Fruit and Spice Park is a 35-acre park filled with more than 500 varieties of fruits, herbs, spices, nuts, and other exotics. The park, located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue, in Homestead, Florida, is open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the park's website at www.fruitandspicepark.org.