Hanami: Cherry Blossom Picnic 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 12:30 PMOppenheimer ParkFree Event Join PSFS and our Advocacy and Outreach Committee under the spring cherry blossoms for a hot meal of Japanese curry rice and a community art project of cherry blossom wish making. Fold your hopes and wishes into paper craft cherry blossoms and take part in a collective … Read more

Finding Her Beat

Saturday February 18, 2023 Noon to 6:00 PMSFU Woodward’sFree & ticketed events Buy Film Tickets Join Powell Street Festival Society for a day of femme Taiko on Saturday, February 18th, 2023! Begin the day with a 30-minute free public Taiko performance at 12:00 noon by Vancouver’s Sawagi Taiko, the first all-women Taiko group in Canada, … Read more


February 5, 2023 11:30 AM – 2:30 PMOppenheimer 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 … Read more


An interplay of home videos and music from the Japanese Canadian Community December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) The Fox Cabaret 2321 Main St. at 7th Ave., Vancouver LIVE Online Tickets: Sliding-Scale from $18 (plus processing fees). Buy Now Witness Japanese Canadian musicians Jason de Couto, Prince Shima, and Āza Nabuko in … Read more

Reflections from the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

This past summer, Powell Street Festival Society welcomed our first-ever Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort to Vancouver. This new program for Japanese Canadian youth ages 19-29 aims to create an embodied experience of Japanese Canadian identity as vibrant and vital. Beginning with online training, education, intergenerational relationship building, and skills development, this program culminated in a … Read more

Press Release: PSFS Presents Studio Programsounds’ Kūsou/空相 at Anvil Theatre in association with New Media Gallery, Anvil Theatre, and Formscape Arts Society

Powell Street Festival Society, in association with New Media Gallery, Anvil Theatre, and Formscape Arts Society, proudly present Studio Programsounds’ Kūsou/空相, a new immersive audio-visual installation drawing on Japanese calligraphy and western flute. Through real-time computer graphics, calligraphic kanji characters are represented as continuously transforming visual scenery, backed by an auditory landscape of acoustic and … Read more

The 2022 Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is now available!

Formerly known as the Annual Top-up Membership, the 2022 Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is now available for purchase! Available to Powell Street Festival Society lifetime members, the Paueru Gai Annual Community Card is a great way to show your support for Powell Street Festival and for local businesses in Paueru Gai and beyond, while … Read more

Announcing 2022 Summer Staff Positions

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to announce we are now hiring for 2022 summer staff positions! We are currently seeking two dedicated team-players for the positions of Production Assistant and Programs Assistant to support the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival. Both openings are full-time, temporary staff positions working from May 9th through August 12, … Read more

Announcing the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

Powell Street Festival Society proudly announces the 2022 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort. This new program offers an expenses-paid opportunity for young Japanese Canadians, age 19 to 29, who were raised outside of British Columbia to attend the Powell Street Festival, participate in its production, attend training sessions, and create an embodied experience of Japanese Canadian … Read more

Read the 2021 Annual Report Now!

During 2021, Powell Street Festival Society presented a hybrid, distributed Powell Street Festival in Paueru Gai and around Vancouver and off-season programming including the Paueru Gai Dialogues, Talking the Walk: Reflections on the 360 Riot Walk, Miyō: Powell Street Festival at the Rio, plus a suite of DTES Community Care programs. See the data behind … Read more

DTES Grocery Delivery Programs

DTES Grocery Delivery Programs Powell Street Festival Society is proud to be able to support the Downtown Eastside (DTES) community in which we gather and celebrate every year. As part of our ongoing Community Care Programs, we collaborate on the Chinatown Grocery Program and DTES Indigenous Elders Grocery Program, which altogether deliver groceries to 190 … Read more

Daruma Kuyō

Daruma Kuyō Saturday January 15, 2022 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | CRAB Park Beach FREE EVENT Ceremonial burning of Daruma as transformation and honouring our ancestors On January 15th 2022, the final cycle of Powell Street Festival’s Daruma Well Wishing campaign will take place in collaboration with elder Veronica’s sacred fire at CRAB park. … Read more

Powell Street Festival Society Announces two new Director Positions

Powell Street Festival Society Announces Two New Director Positions The Powell Street Festival Society is excited to share that the organization is growing! In our 45th year and eager to support this growth phase, we are pleased to announce a restructuring that will create two new positions from the existing Executive Director role: Director of … Read more