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Reviews and Testimonials

Part family-friendly picnic in the park and part exploratory arts showcase, it’s utterly unique.
—Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

Local businesses are always proud to be a part of the Powell Street Festival. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the many aspects of what makes our community unique – its rich Japanese Canadian heritage.
—Joji Kumagai, Executive Director, Strathcona BIA (and past Sponsor)

A remarkable legacy of a community based arts festival with a North American and even global scope and vision, rare in its integrity and commitment!
—2012 Performers’ Survey comment

This is a really good family activity. I think we need more of these cultural festivals! It definitely livens up the community!
—Annie W. from Yelp

The Festival is about celebrating ‘culture.’ This is a great and fun way to learn about different cultures in Vancouver.
—2012 Performers’ Survey comment

Media Coverage
July 31, 2019 – Vancouver Sun
July 26, 2019 – Inside Vancouver
une 20, 2015 – Vancity Buzz

The Best of Vancouver 2014 Contributors’ Picks: Activities & Events, Best last-minute festival location change

September 18, 2014 – The Georgia Straight

From vocal looping to taiko drums to psychedelic folk, the Powell Street Festival has open ears when it comes to music
July 31, 2013 – by Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

Drums big at Powell Street Festival
July 31, 2013 – The Province

The Powell Street Program
July 27, 2011 – by Boon Kondo, Vancouver Is Awesome

5 Vancouver street festivals you don’t want to miss!
The streets are alive this summer! Here are some Vancouver festivals you can’t afford to miss!
June 17, 2013 – CBC