February 5, 2023 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St.
FREE Event

Join us for Taiko and more alongside elder Veronica’s Sacred Fire, followed by a Paueru Mashup Lesson and community dance, complete with special appearances and a community meal of Japanese Curry Rice and hot apple cider. Now at Oppenheimer Park, this continuation of our New Year’s event features a nod to Setsubun traditions like mamemaki, alongside Powell Street Festival twists as we celebrate a turning point towards a new season at this FREE event on Sunday, February 5.

Thank-you to Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall, and WePress for their support of this event.

Location & Directions

This event will take place in Oppenheimer Park, on Powell Street between Jackson and Dunlevy Avenue—the site of the Powell Street Festival and some of our off-season events. There are many options to get here, and we encourage you to consider carpooling, walking, biking, or taking public transportation.

By Bicycle

Oppenheimer Park is located one block south of the Powell/Alexander bike route. View the City of Vancouver’s bike route map here.

By Public Transport


  • Bus routes 003, 007, 209 stop at WB Powell St. @ Jackson Ave (stop 50515) and EB Cordova St. & Dunlevy Ave. (stop 50426)
  • Bus routes 14, 16, 20 stop at WB E. Hastings @ Jackson (stop 50506) and EB Hastings @ Gore (stop 50935) and are a short walk to the festival


  • 17 minute walk from the Expo and Canada lines, as well as SeaBus and West Coast Express, at Waterfront Station
  • 20 Minute walk from Expo Line at Stadium-Chinatown

Check TransLink for all options, to plan your trip, or for service advisories

Driving & Parking

Limited 1 & 2-hour metered and street parking is available around Oppenheimer Park and on neighbouring streets.