Kyōdai, 2022 | Photo: Andy Chan
Powell Street Festival, 2022 | Photo: Naiya Tsang
Powell Street Festival, 2022 | Photo: Matthew Chun
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Celebrating Japanese Canadian art and culture to connect communities

Powell Street Festival is one of the largest and the longest-running community arts festivals in Canada, located in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai – today known as the Downtown Eastside. The Powell Street Festival Society also offers year-round programs, and collaborates with local organizations, artists, and communities. The 47th Annual Powell Street Festival will take place August 5 & 6, 2023.

Upcoming Society Programs & Events

Ongoing Society Programs

Downtown Eastside Community Care Programs

Ways we are supporting our home neighbourhood,
Paueru Gai

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