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.

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BC Day Long Weekend
August 3+4, 2019
11:30am to 7:00pm
43rd 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)

Our full festival program will be available here in July, 2019.

Our PDF two day Festival schedule will be available here in July, 2019.

These links will be updated in Summer 2019.

The Schedule


The Venues + Detailed Map

Children’s Tent

Food Booths

Craft Booths


Community Booths



Getting Here + Bike Valet

Where to Stay


Zero Waste Campaign