Japanese Art Festival & Anime Convention

About Us:

SakuraNatsu is a Gainesville based convention and festival created entirely by high school students. We are dedicated to bringing Japanese culture to our community and we hope you will join us in this venture. 

The SakuraNatsu founders are Lindsay Bolton (Then:16, Now:17) and Marya Ali (Then:16, Now:18). We are 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. Additionally, we are 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 inspire our community and any other young people who have huge ambitions. Your goal can be accomplished!  

SakuraNatsu 2017 Trailer 

SakuraNatsu 2016 Trailer 

Location: The Gainesville Garden Club 

1350 NW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32605



The Club is a self supporting, non-profit organization dedicated to education, beautification, and conservation.

The Garden Club provides University scholarships in horticulture and related fields for interested students. 

The location has two buildings, one for panels, and one for main events. You may also check out our vendors out on the porch and take photos in the gorgeous garden! We have a wonderful photographer to take pictures for you as well! 

1350 NW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32605. Look for our signs marking the way to SakuraNatsu! 

We love all of our volunteers and staff! If you need a volunteer hours form signed, please speak to one of the founders during set-up or clean up time. 

We extend a big thank you to all of our volunteers and staff! 

Lollicup sells delicious boba tea, coffee, and treats. At many of their shops they host popular manga and board games so you can have fun while you eat! 

Sanrense is a clothing company based in China that sells a variety of items. When shopping with them, please use our code SAKURANATSU and help support us!

Flower Vagabond is an online apparel company that offers trendy and cute apparel and accessories with free worldwide shipping! Please use our discount code SAKURANATSU for 10% off! 

Kigurumi sells adorable adult animal onesies 

that will be featured in our fashion show, 

Kigurumi Shop's costumes are manufactured by 

SAZAC, the most respected and successful 

kigurumi manufacturer. 

Japan candy box is a monthly subscriptions 

service for everyone who loves Japanese 

candy! It is a great way to be immersed in 

the culture from the comfort of your home!  

Creamiicandy is an Australian-based shop 

that ships worldwide! They have the cutest 

collection of squishy buns, phone 

accessories, stationery (pens, note pads,


Marino Marshmallow is a Japanese DIY 

candy kits, snacks, accessories, stationary, 

toys and much more from your favorite 

online videos! They offer free shipping 

on orders over $47. 

This product has all the fun, tasty, and weird 

treats Japan is known for, including the 

popular DIY snacks you've seen online.  

Kawaii Box is the cutest monthly Subscription Box! 

Receive a box filled with hand-picked kawaii items 

from Japan and Korea directly to your home every 


Imaginate Designs is a digital art and and design 

company created with pure imagination and heart. 

This website was created by Molly Ziegenfelder and kept updated by Lindsay Bolton and the SakuraNatsu Team