Celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture at the 48th Annual Powell Street Festival!

Powell Street Festival Japanese Canadian Art and Culture Summer Festival in Vancouver

2024 Festival Program The Powell Street Festival, Vancouver’s annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture, is set to return August 3 – 4, 2024 from 11:30am – 7:00pm with a diverse spectrum of free events and activities for all ages. Centered in the historic Paueru Gai neighbourhood, the festival spans Oppenheimer Park (400 Block, Powell Street) … Read more

Reflections from the 2023 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

2023 JC Youth Cohort Reflection

This past summer, Powell Street Festival Society welcomed our second Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort to Vancouver. This 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 10-day … Read more

Celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture at the 47th Annual Powell Street Festival!

Powell Street Festival Society announces the 47th Annual Powell Street Festival this August 5-6, 2023, 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. This free two-day celebration of Japanese Canadian art and culture in Oppenheimer Park and the surrounding Paueru Gai area presents a spectrum of events and entertainment for all: from live performances to a Japanese food … Read more

Paueru Mashup Dance: Weekly July Lessons

Paueru Mashup Dance Lessons 2023 Join us this summer for in-person Paueru Mashup Dance lessons at Oppenheimer Park. The Paueru Mashup is a community dance that is accessible for all ages and abilities across the country. No dance experience necessary. Free, weekly lessons every Tuesday in July (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 3pm-4:30pm at Oppenheimer … Read more

Sumo Beginner Workshop (June 4, 2023)

Sumo Beginner Workshop for Adults Register Here Come learn the basic rules and techniques of sumo wrestling and participate in an optional mini-tournament! Join us for this free, all-ages event. No sumo experience necessary. Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023 Time: 1:00-3:30pm (please arrive 10 minutes before the event begins) Location: Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (487 Alexander St., … Read more

Meet the 2023 Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to announce the members of our second Japanese Canadian Youth Cohort! This expenses-paid program brings three young Japanese Canadians aged 19-29 who were raised outside of British Columbia to Paueru Gai to experience the Powell Street Festival and participate in its production, attend training sessions, and to create an … Read more

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