SakuraNatsu is a Gainesville, Florida based Anime Convention and Japanese Art Festival created entirely by three high school students. We are dedicated to bringing Japanese culture and art to our community and we hope you will join us in this venture to make this FREE annual community festival a success and help us keep it free and open to the public!
Last year's event was a huge success with over 400 attendees from all over Florida, wonderful vendors and performers, international business sponsors, and support from the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. We hope to keep growing!
Where will your donation go? Your money will help us fund the location fees for this event as well as food and other aspects to make the experience even greater for our community!
SakuraNatsu was founded by three girls; Lindsay Bolton (16), Marya Ali (17), and Ming Fang (18). We are all very dedicated to our various creative and personal ventures outside of this con, Lindsay with mental health education, dance, and theatre, Marya with March of Dimes, art, and medicine, and Ming with language, dance, and art. We are all also very passionate about our grades and schooling. Our greatest venture as of yet is this convention, and we are all monumentally excited to bring the life-changing aspects of Japanese culture to our community.
Our event is free and open to the public, so everyone can attend! We hope that this event can also inspire our community and any other young people who have huge ambitions that they can do anything. Your goal can be accomplished!