2016 Powell Street Festival Poster by Lynda Nakashima.
Poster by Lynda Nakashima

The 40th Annual Powell Street Festival

Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st, 2016
11:30am to 7:00pm

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)

Download the Festival Program Guide (PDF, 24 MB)
Download the 2016 Festival Schedule (PDF, 7 MB)

Powell Street Festival, Canada’s largest festival of Japanese arts and culture, celebrates 40 years with a weekend full of live performances, martial arts, beautiful crafts, and delicious Japanese food! This year’s festival promises to be one of our biggest and best to date. Attendees will discover an interactive section in the park, a street party on Alexander Street, and all the beloved hallmarks of this unique event.

The eclectic lineup of performers includes Australian koto virtuoso Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Tutchone-Japanese Tlinget-Scottish folk singer Diyet, and the premiere of Chordophone, the violalooping electronica brainchild of brothers Marcus and James Takizawa.

Map of Site
PSF Lottery
Bike Valet
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