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San Francisco Japantown is going to come alive with the various events organized by the Nihonmachi Street Fair Event. So get ready, save the dates and come to a cultural destination that is home to over 150 small businesses. Meet us in the heart Jtown where you’ll have the opportunity to embrace, experience and enjoy AAPI culture!
Festival Event Dates
August 5 - 6, 2023
Festival Event Time
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Make a Difference
Nihonmachi Street Fair activities begin from 11am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, centered around Japantown's Peace Plaza on Post Street between Octavia and Webster Streets. Horikiri says attendees can expect to enjoy an entertaining festival with a unique perspective. "We want our supporters to have a good time and to know that by their presence here they will be making a difference for a lot of deserving community groups and artists."
Be Part of Nihonmachi Street Fair
Interested in taking part of a great summer time festival? Do you enjoy spreading the community spirit and love to help others? Please see our applications on our website to take part in this year's Annual NIhonmachi Street Fair!
About The Nihonmachi Street Fair
The Nihonmachi Street Fair, also known as the Nihonmachi Street Fair and the "Nihonmachi" being the Japanese term for "Japantown," is an annual cultural event held in San Francisco, California, USA. The fair celebrates the vibrant Japanese and Asian American heritage, arts, and culture of the Japantown neighborhood.
The Nihonmachi Street Fair has a rich history that dates back to 1973 when it was first organized as a way to revitalize and celebrate the Japantown community, which had faced significant challenges and changes over the years. It has since grown into one of the largest and longest-running street fairs in San Francisco.
The fair typically takes place over a weekend, attracting thousands of visitors from both the local community and beyond. It features a wide range of activities, performances, exhibitions, and delicious food offerings that showcase the diversity and traditions of Japanese and Asian American cultures.
One of the highlights of the Nihonmachi Street Fair is the lively and colorful parade that kicks off the event. The parade features traditional and contemporary Japanese cultural elements, such as taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, traditional costumes, and dance performances. It brings together community organizations, local businesses, and residents to march and celebrate the community's heritage.
Throughout the fair, attendees can explore numerous booths and vendors selling a variety of goods, including traditional arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, and culinary delights. There are also stages set up for live performances, featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary music, dance, and theatrical performances, showcasing the talents of both local and international artists.
The Nihonmachi Street Fair is not only a celebration of Japanese and Asian American culture but also an opportunity for the community to come together, connect, and support local businesses and organizations. It provides a platform to raise awareness about important issues, promote cultural understanding, and foster a sense of unity and pride within the community.
Overall, the Nihonmachi Street Fair is a vibrant and dynamic event that offers a unique experience to visitors, allowing them to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Japantown and the broader Asian American community in San Francisco.
Festival Event Location
Peace Plaza and Pagoda, 22 Peace Plaza, (Post & Buchanan Streets), San Francisco, CA 94115
Festival Event Title
2023 - 49th Annual San Francisco Nihonmachi Street Fair Festival Event (2 Days) Peace Plaza in San Francisco's Japantown #nihonmachistreetfair
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Saturday, 5 August, 2023
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