Year of the Dragon

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will ring in the “Year of the Dragon” Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Bayview Community Center. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. including performances by Matsuriza taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Japanese dancing, music, food and cultural displays. A silent auction and raffle will also be held.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and Japan-America Society members and $20 for families. Ticket holders are eligible for door prize drawings. Children ages 3 and under get in for free.

You can purchase tickets at the event, UWF Japan House at 11000 University Pkwy.,  or TK Oriental  at 5920 N. Palafox St.

For more information contact Joe Vinson at