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For Immediate Release:
February 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

The Sights, Sounds & Flavors of Asia return to The Fruit & Spice Park for the 25th Annual Asian Culture Festival


(MIAMI, February 5, 2014) — The sights, sounds and flavors of Asia return to the Fruit & Spice Park for the 25th annual Asian Culture Festival on March 1 and 2, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue.

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 – 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.

WHAT:                      25th Annual Asian Culture Festival

WHERE:                     Fruit & Spice Park
                                24801 SW 187 Avenue
                                Homestead, Florida 33031
                                305-247-5727


WHEN:                      Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 am to 6 pm
                                Sunday, March 2, 2014, 10 am to 6 pm

ADMISSION:             Adults: $10
                                Ages 6-11: $5
                               Children 5 and under free. 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.