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42nd Annual Powell Street Festival

The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays.


powell st festival

BC Day Long Weekend
August 4+5, 2018
11:30am to 7:00pm
42nd Annual Powell Street Festival

Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street)
Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova Street)
Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (475 Alexander Street)
Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue)
Centre A Gallery (268 Keefer Street)

View our full print Festival program here!!

Download our PDF two day Festival schedule here!