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.

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)

Program schedule to come in July 2018.

You can also see the full schedule and read about our artists online in July.

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