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Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park
Photo courtesy of fruitandspice.org

Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park

Photo courtesy of fruitandspice.org

Photo courtesy of fruitandspice.org

The sights, sounds and flavors of Asia return to the Fruit & Spice Park for the 25th annual Asian Culture Festival on Mar. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. The Asian Culture Festival is a funfilled family event that offers a virtual day trip to Asia. Festival attendees 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 and animals. Admission is adults, $10 and children (ages 6-11), $5. Children age 5 and under are free. The festival is sponsored by the Thai- American Association of South Florida, Miami-Dade County Asian Advisory Board and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.

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