41st Annual Powell Street Festival

Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6, 2017
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 entire 2017 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 9MB) or just the Festival 2017 Schedule (PDF, 1MB) to see all of the activities, times, and locations.

You can also see the full schedule and read about our artists online.

The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver.

This year’s extravaganza includes a new interactive installation entitled “Macro Maki”, a special presentation on Japan’s Third Gender, a panel with two of Haruki Murakami’s top translators, and a performance by the dynamic duo George and Noriko – a Japanese blues cowboy and Tsugaru samisen player from Melbourne, Australia.

The Schedule


The Venues + Detailed Map

Children’s Tent

Food Booths

Craft Booths


Community Booths



Getting Here + Bike Valet

Where to Stay


Zero Waste Campaign