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