Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Morikamis world-famous gardens play host to a whirlwind of festivities. Taiko percussionists will bang on enormous drums and Japanese folk dancers will bust moves on the grass. The gardens vast, tranquil pond will be covered with lanterns symbolizing the souls of the dead. Truly, the sea of lanterns is a sight for sore eyes. The evening finishes with a fireworks show. There will also be lots of scrumptious Asian food and sake, to boot.
Bring bug spray. Tickets cost $10 or less. For more info, call 561-495-0233, or visit www.morikami.org.
Sat., Aug. 9, 5 p.m., 2008