Top cultural festivals in Miami, Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches
By Barbara Corbellini Duarte, SouthFlorida.com
Japanese cosplay, Brazilian samba and Scottish hammer throwing are some of the culture traditions that will take over South Florida in the next few months.
A series of culture and ethnic festivals are coming up in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches almost as a way to remind us that diversity goes beyond restaurants and food.
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Japanese Hatsume Fair in Delray - March 29 and 30( Matt Dean / FPG / Courtesy / March 21, 2009 )
To celebrate the first bud of spring, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens brings many different Japanese and Asian traditions to one event. Since creating the festival 35 years ago, the museum has incorporated such activities as taiko drumming, martial art demonstrations - like judo, karate and taekwondo - bonsai workshops and a tea ceremony.
In most recent years, , the museum added anime elements (Japanese animation) to the festival with more manga vendors and a fashion show. Besides sushi, chicken teriyaki, yakitori and other Asian dishes, the festival will have a sake station and a Japanese beer garden.
When: March 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach
Cost: $10-$15; Morikami.org