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2017 - 9th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival, Little Tokyo (Arts & Crafts, Food, Games, Entertainment..) [During Nisei Week]

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Date: Friday, 18 August, 2017       Time: All Day
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Los Angeles Tanabata Festival
Little Tokyo, 100 N Central Ave & First Street
Japanese American National Museum & MOCA at the Geffen
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This year, the Annual LA Tanabata Festival will be held in August, in Little Tokyo. The Festival will offer arts and crafts, traditional Japanese festival foods, games and live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday.

Opening ceremony will be held on Friday.  The festival admission is free and starts on (Saturday 8/19) and Sunday 8/20). 

The Festival features hundreds of gigantic kazari (ornaments) hung in front of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, at the Geffin) on Central Avenue and First Street.

This Event is Part of Nisei Week:  See Nisei Week Tips

Dates & Times (Each Day - Times are Different)
Fri: 4:40 pm to 7 pm - Tanabata Festival Opening Ceremony
Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
Mon: Viewing Kazari Decorations only 8am to 1pm

Come Participate in the Kazari Making Workshops
Workshops are held starting in June to August to help 'first timers' and to show all the new washi paper from Japan.  Check website for the full workshop schedule through August, which is subject to change.

Volunteers are needed to put on this event every year.  If you and family members or friends would like to be a volunteer for the LA Tanabata Festival, please come to the first volunteer recruiting meeting at the Little Tokyo Koban (LTPSA) at 307 E. First Street. 

For high school students that would like to do some community service, we will issue letters of volunteerism. Come join us and help make our Annual LA Tanabata Festival a success!!!

For more information, please go to our website at http://www.tanabatalosangeles.org/ or call the Little Tokyo Koban @ 213 613-1911. The Little Tokyo Koban (LTPSA) is open Monday – Saturday, 10am - 6 pm.

The Festival is presented by the LTPSA/Little Tokyo Koban, the Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California and the Nisei Week Festival. 

Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony - Click Here: http://bit.ly/2rBxT0V
August 27, 2017 - Starts at 3:45pm 

Nisei Week Grand Parade - Click Here: http://bit.ly/2sIPN1b
August 20, 2017 - Starts at 4pm

Find ALL Japanese Summer Festivals - See Calendar List:  http://bit.ly/TTkHid
Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.

(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)


Friday, 18 August, 2017

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Gail Matsui

Phone: (213) 613-1911
Location Website: Click to Visit


Admission Free

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