Powell Street Festival Society at Honolulu Fest!

Are you in Honolulu right now? Make sure to check out PSF artists Mark Takeshi McGregor and Soramaru Takayama’s performances at Honolulu Festival March 9&10th. Visit our artistic director Leanne Dunic at the PSFS booth in the Hawaii Convention Center both days! The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic … Read more

Calling emerging Japanese Canadian musicians in British Columbia! 

Powell Street Festival Society, in partnership with Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra, is offering a unique opportunity to an emerging BC-based Japanese Canadian musician to come to Vancouver to participate in this year’s Global Soundscape Festival: Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves at Waterfront Theatre June 5-9th, 2019. Festival pass, transportation, and accommodation expenses will be covered by Powell … Read more

Mark Takeshi McGregor + Liam Hockley

Vancouver New Music Saturday, February 16 at 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) Advance: $29 general / $21 senior / $12 student At the door: $35 general / $25 senior / $15 student BUY TICKETS 15% off regular ticket price for Annual Members of Powell Street Festival Society. If … Read more

Powell Street Festival Applications NOW OPEN!

Apply to participate in the 2019 Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park on Saturday & Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, 2019. For Community Booths 2019 Community Booth Application For Craft Vendors 2019 Craft Vendor Application For Displays 2019 Display Application For Food Booth Vendors If you have not been a Food Booth Vendor at the … Read more

4th Annual Public Art Competition for Powell Street Festival

4th Annual Public Art Competition for Powell Street Festival Presented in partnership with Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, students are invited to design an interactive artwork for the 43rd Anniversary Powell Street Festival, scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2019. The winning submission is awarded mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, and a commission … Read more

PuSh Festival

Powell Street Festival is proud to be a community partner at the following events at Push Festival, which runs Jan 17 to Feb 3, 2019. Ringo Tetuya Umeda (Japan) Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island January 18, 2019, 7 pm Tickets: $39 The wildly inventive Tetsuya Umeda uses tin cans, dry ice, bowls, hot plates and more … Read more

Keiji Haino at the Fox Cabaret

Thursday, October 11 at 9 pm Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street Tickets $30 One of the most visionary and individual voices to emerge from the Japanese underground is Keiji Haino. Active since the 1970s, his venerated career has navigated a wide array of styles and instrumentations including blues, rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism, … Read more

Lost and Found

Did you loose something at the Powell Street Festival? Contact us as soon as possible to find out if it is in our Lost and Found. We will be donating all unclaimed Lost and Found items by Friday, September 21st! Email us at admin@powellstreetfestival.com or call 604-739-9388 and leave a message if we are out … Read more

野生魚の日 Yasei no Sakana Wild Fish Day

Powell Street Festival Society honours food security and sustainability in partnership with the Wild Salmon Caravan at Oppenheimer Park. Sunday, September 16 Free salmon-chowder lunch at 1 pm Parade Prop-making workshops at 2-4 pm Parade prop-building workshops facilitated by interdisciplinary artist Wil D Salmon and WePress. Then, the following week, join Powell Street Festival with your … Read more

Nakatani Gong Orchestra Tour

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is Tatsuya Nakatani’s large ensemble nomadic sound art project. Consisting of 17 of Nakatani’s adapted Gongs played with his handmade bows, it is the only bowed Gong Orchestra in the world.  Local players from each community are brought together for a technique workshop and rehearsal with Nakatani before he conducts them in … Read more

Get your 2018 Festival T-shirt next weekend!

Powell Street Festival Merchandise パウエル祭商品 2018 Limited Edition T-Shirt/Tank, design by Yurie Hoyoyon | $20 2018パウエル祭限定Tシャツ/タンクトップ Vintage festival adult/child T-shirts | $10 パウエル祭ヴィンテージTシャツ 大人サイズ$15 子供サイズ$10 Fox organic tote bag | $15 フォックス・オーガニック トートバック Octopus tote bag | $18 たこトートバッグ Reusable Shopping Bag (Black) | $5 ショッピングバッグ (黒) Tenugui with silkscreened design by Yurie Hoyoyon |$7 オリジナル手ぬぐい Festival Water Bottle … Read more

13th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

August 18, 2018 10 am to 2 pm at Oppenheimer Park (400 block Powell Street) on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kwətxwiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations Register or contact us at info [at] powellstreetfestival.com or 604 739 9388. Join the Powell Street Festival Society, Oppenheimer Park & Carnegie Community Centre, … Read more

2018 Powell Street Festival Lineup

We are thrilled to announce the lineup of performers for the 42nd annual Powell Street Festival featuring a wide variety of local and international talent. One of the many musical highlights is virtuoso percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, who, along with the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (a 14-person gong ensemble), kicks off his B.C. tour at the festival. … Read more

Karakasa Obake

Karakasa Obake Karakasa Obake installation is the winner of the 3rd Annual Design Competition for Powell Street Festival Society. The submission was created by Simon Fraser University art students: Jana Ghimire, Phoebe Huang, Haylee Marx, Elisha Wang, and Carmen Wong.  The team has been awarded a $1000 prize, a production budget, and mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects.    The Karakasa Obake installation is an … Read more

Volunteer Applications are Now Open!!

The Powell Street Festival is a unique festival in that it celebrates so many aspects of the community in an inclusive, accessible and respectful environment. We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make this festival the wonderful event that it is! Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new friends, spend time with friends and … Read more

Spatial Poetics XVII: Once Lost

Fri, 15 June 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 pm Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue Tickets $11 The Powell Street Festival Society and the Vancouver Maritime Museum present Spatial Poetics XVII. Once Lost In this one-night-only presentation, four artists explore the multilayered effects of WWII on Japanese in Canada, forming complementary narratives alongside, in, … Read more

Tamio Wakayama [1941-2018]

We are saddened by the news of Tamio Wakayama’s passing on March 23, 2018. Tamio was a photojournalist for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the American civil rights movement and brought his experience and spirit to renewed activism in the Japanese Canadian community in the late 1970s.  As Powell Street Festival’s main photographer … Read more