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On a regular day, Las Olas already has lots of art inside the various galleries spread along the street. But during the Las Olas Art Fair, the street gets packed with artists from across the United States showcasing paintings, sculptures, photos and jewelry. It's the perfect place to find a unique decoration item for the house or an original present for a friend. When: Part I is Jan. 3-4; Part II is March 28-29 Where: Las Olas Boulevard, between southeast Sixth and 11th avenues, Fort Lauderdale Cost: Free admission Info: 561-746-6615,
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The Japanese New Year is one of the most important holidays in Japan. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. The festival at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will feature taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, bonsai demonstrations, a sake station and food vendors. When: Jan. 11 Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach Cost: Adults pay $12 in advance and $15 at the gate, ages 4-10 pay $6 in advance and $10 at the gate Info: 561-495-0233,
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If you haven't thought of a New Year's Resolution by now, here's an idea: Make it your plan to have more fun. From concerts on the sand to a down-home chili cook-off, there's something for everyone. So take advantage of the warm weather by attending some of our favorite festivals leading into spring.
By Micaela Hood and Barbara Corbellini Duarte