Morikami’s Hatsume Fair signals spring is here


What: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will celebrate the first bud of spring this weekend when the museum’s largest annual event, the Hatsume Fair, transforms the park into a unique Japanese festival. The fair will feature two stages of continuous entertainment, rows of artisan, craft and plant vendors, a Japanese street fair food market, specialty sake and beer selections and more. The weekend’s activities will include demonstrations, garden tours, taiko drumming performances with audience participation, games, crafts and activities for children and families; character meet ‘n’ greets and an anime-inspired costume contest and fashion show.

On the Taiko Stage, experience the roar of taiko with performances by South Florida’s premier taiko drumming groups with Ronin Taiko on Saturday, and Fushu Daiko on Sunday.

The Martial Arts Stage will feature martial arts demonstrations from a variety of ancient disciplines and give audiences an introduction to a variety of styles and showcase local students of all ages.

At the Festival Marketplace folks can shop dozens of artisan, craft and plant vendors on festival grounds as well as Morikami’s distinctive store inside the museum building.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Where: 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach.

Tickets: Ages 4 to 10 $10, 11 and up $15; museum members and children 3 and under free.

Info: www.morikami.org/hatsume



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