Spring officially arrives when flowers bloom and cosmic cosplayers take over the Morikami Hatsume Fair on April 21-22, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens!
The museum’s largest annual festival, the Morikami Hatsume Fair will transform tranquil Park into a breathtaking Japanese spectacle of sights, sounds, and style! Guests will enjoy two stages of exciting entertainment. They’ll also have access to artisan, craft and plant vendors, specialty sake and beer selections, and Japanese street fare food. The weekend’s activities include martial arts, taiko performances, cosplay costume contests, and a high-octane, Japanese street wear fashion show.
Morikami Hatsume Fair hotspots include:
Experience the roar of taiko at performances by South Florida’s premier taiko drumming groups: Ronin Taiko and Fushu Daiko. Catch Ronin Taiko on Saturday, and Fushu Daiko on Sunday. Also, don’t miss the costume contest (Saturday) and fashion show (Sunday) on the Taiko stage.
Martial Arts Stage
The Martial Arts Stage (located in the Morikami Theater) will feature martial arts demonstrations from a wide variety of ancient disciplines. These demonstrations will give you an introduction to a variety of styles and showcase local students of all ages.
Enjoy a variety of anime offerings, shop an array of anime vendors and dealers, take a picture with your favorite anime characters and superheroes, and strut your stuff at the costume contests and fashion show walk-offs on the Taiko Stage.
Shop dozens of artisan, craft and plant vendors on festival grounds and Morikami’s distinctive Museum Store (including the Sweet Shop) located inside the museum building.
Kids’ Zone @ Morikami Hatsume Fair
Check out our festival activities area for games, Japanese crafts, and more for the whole family.
Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) – $12
Adult Weekend Pass (ages 11+) – $17
Child One Day Pass (ages 4-10) – $6
Child Weekend Pass (ages 4-10) – $11
Morikami members and children ages 3 and under – Free
At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) – $15
At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 4-10) – $10