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For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2019

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
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Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park

MIAMI – In an effort to promote cultural enrichment opportunities for all residents of Miami-Dade County and celebrate Miami-Dade Parks 90th anniversary, the Miami–Dade Asian-American Advisory Board (AAAB), under the Office of Community Advocacy, invites you the 29th Annual Asian Culture Festival on March 2- 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will take place at the Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. On Saturday, the Thai-American Association of South Florida will be greeting Asian diplomats in a recognition ceremony at 1 p.m.  On Sunday at 2 p.m., Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava’s Office will be honoring diplomats from Taipei, Turkey, and Japan.

The Asian Culture Festival offers a virtual daytrip to Asia. Festival-goers will enjoy a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Events highlights include, Chinese Lion Dances, performances by Japanese Taiko drummers and demonstrations of fruit and vegetable carving.

Participating countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Other highlights of the festival include Thai, Bangladeshi, Indian folk, classical music, and dance. 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 Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department and the Thai-American Association of South Florida. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.

If you would like to learn more about the Asian-American Advisory Board, contact Director Joshua Ho at 305-375-1570.

The Office of Community Advocacy is charged with making Miami-Dade County "One Community" that embraces our diverse and unique population. Follow @AdvocacyMDC on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and follow @mdcaaab on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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