Asian Cultural Festival 2012

Come and explore the rich traditions of the Orient at the Selby Gardens 7th Annual Asian Cultural Festival on March 17 and 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   One of our most popular daytime events, the Asian Festival has again expanded its focus and will include even more wellness components.  A variety of Asian and American foods from area restaurants will be available for purchase.  Featured vendors include Local Coffee + Tea, Whole Foods, China Palace and Goichi's Sushi Cafe.  The Garden Shop will offer a variety of plants and home décor at great festival prices.




Festivities include
(and are subject to change):

  • Tampa Taiko drummers
  • Srishti Dance Academy (Indian dance company)
  • Purnama Sari (Balinese dance company)
  • Dances from Top of the World - Marguerite Barnett
  • Lion Dance - Wah Lum Kung Fu of Tampa
  • Mahjong demonstrations - Mahjong Addicts
  • Yoga demonstration – Nancy Zampella
  • Bonzai Cultivation lecture
  • Enjoy a lecture and tour of the Sarna Collection of Asian Sculpture – Sarna Sisters
  • Uechi Ryu Karate Do Karate demonstration – Walter Mattson
  • Tai Chi demonstration – Master Cody Flying Eagle Templeton
  • Japanese Lamps Exhibit and Sale – Raul Casas
  • Chinese Astrology demonstration - Jacqueline Albert
  • Feng Shui Sarasota - Kathy Keh
  • East West School of Medicine demonstration – wellness consultations
  • Sumi-e painting and Ikebana demonstrations
  • Featured artist Caui Lofgern – Tangram Exhibit and King Pong Table
  • The Garden Shop will feature a variety of plants and home décor at great festival prices

Admission Fees:   Adults $17; members and children 11 and under enter free (children must be accompanied by an adult; members need to accompany their guests); members' guests will be charged $5.00 per person.  Schedule is subject to change.  Sorry, reciprocals, guest passes and coupons are not applicable for this event.

Photo:  Daniel Perales