The Asian Culture Festival is a fun-filled family event that offers a virtual day trip to Asia. Festival-goers will enjoy a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Events include a Malaysian no-hands volleyball tournament known as Sepak Takraw, Chinese Lion Dances, a Dragon Boat display, Japanese Taiko drummers and demonstrations of fruit and vegetable carving.
Other highlights include Thai, Bangladeshi, Indian folk, classical music, and dance. There will be demonstrations of Ikebana - Japanese flower arrangements, and Origami â€“ the Japanese technique of 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 County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.
(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The sights, sounds and flavors of Asia return to the Fruit & Spice Park for the 24th annual Asian Culture Festival on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue.
- Children ages 6-11: $5
- Children 5 and under free
About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.