Popular Japanese Festivals: 27   Map New Rose ParadeJan 1 Largest Music ShowJan CES - Electronic ShowJan Japanese New Years!Jan 1 Fred Korematsu DayFeb Day of RemembranceFeb Girls DayMar

Cherry Blossom 

Cherry Blossom Events & FestivalsMar Cherry Blossom Locations 

  Los Angeles

  Nisei Week Tips in Little TokyoAug 2020 Boys DayMay Auto Car ShowNov

Let's Go to Japan

  Japan TravelNew!
CANCELED - 2020 Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon and Bazaar (Sat & Sun, Different Times) Japanese Food, Games, Maui-Style Dancing, Crafts, Taiko..
CANCELED - 2020 Orange County Buddhist Church Annual Summer Obon Festival (2 Days) OCBC Obon (Taiko, Japanese Food, Children's Games, Dancing)
16th Annual 2020 Japanese Classic Car Show - America's 1st & Original Large Scale Japanese Car Show Dedicated to Old School Japanese Cars
2021 - 23rd Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival-Little Tokyo (2 Locations) Entertainment, Food Booths, Taiko, Mochi Making, Beer (Updates!)
2020 - 12th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival, Little Tokyo (Arts & Crafts, Food, Games, Entertainment..) [During Nisei Week] Los Angeles (3 Days)
CANCELED - 2020 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival & Bon Odori (2 Days) This is the Largest Japanese Obon Festival in the South Bay Area
2020 - 88th Annual Seattle Buddhist Temple Summer Obon Bon Odori - Japanese Foods, Beer Garden, Games, Live Entertainment.. (2 Days) (Different Times)
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution - January 30th
2020 - 10th Annual Walk the Farm  (1 1/2 Mile Walk Around & Sample Fruits, Vegetables, Shave-Ice, Live Taiko..)
March 11, 2011 Japan Anniversary Earthquake & Tsunami that Struck Japan CNN
 Valentine's Day - Top Tips & Ideas for Your Love Ones
 The State of California's Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution - Jan 30th
2020 Annual 48th Cherry Blossom Festival (A Celebration of Japanese-American Culture: Japanese Foods, Taiko, Dancing..) Sakura Square (2 days) Denver
× Alert Notice: This Event Could be Canceled due to Coronavirus, Please Call Venue.

2020 - 34nd Anniversary Japanese Cultural Fair - Santa Cruz (Sat) - Taiko, Dance, Martial Arts, Bamboo Flute, etc. (Video)Newly Listed

Date: Saturday, 6 June, 2020       Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mission Plaza Park
103 Emmett St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
U.S.A.

The purpose of the Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair is to provide an opportunity for the community to increase its awareness and understanding of the Japanese community in Santa Cruz County as well as Japanese culture, both traditional and contemporary. We believe that through the arts, craft, and culture of Japan, we can improve mutual understanding among neighbors on the Pacific Rim as well as enrich our community life here in Santa Cruz.

The Japanese Cultural Fair is a free event at Mission Plaza Park in Santa Cruz, and takes place this year on Saturday June 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The JCF, a non-profit all-volunteer organization, presents this seasonal slice of Japanese culture (this is the 34th year), and crowds are attracted up the hill from the Clock Tower by the pulsing sounds of Japanese festival drums.  Families gather on the Plaza green in the sunshine to enjoy exotic Japanese foods, arts and crafts, & center stage performances. Watsonville Taiko Drummers lead off the festival events.

Fair events also feature the quiet tones of the Koto ancient zither, shakuhachi flute, storytelling, Kyogen theatre, northern Japan shamisen, Bon odori and Okinawan dance. Food booths serve a wide variety of delicious traditional foods and drink; craft and art booths offer flute-making, sumie ink painting, haiku poetry, bonsai, paper art, jewelry and textiles, ceramics,  joinery & building, information on Japanese travel, language and culture.  The Kids’ Area has fun, hands-on activities. Nearby at Santa Cruz Zen Center, demonstrattions of tea ceremony, ikebana flower arranging, wearing of kimono, bonsai-- and martial arts at Aikido of Santa Cruz. These presentations continue throughout the day and there is something to enjoy for the whole family. The famous San Francisco Taiko drummers wind up the day’s events with a resounding performance.

Festival Fair Date
June 6, 2020, Saturday

Festival Time
This is a one-day, free event starting at 11:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.

Location
Mission Plaza Park, 103 Emmett St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Festival Fair Schedule
The Main stage is in Mission Plaza Park (in front of the Holy Cross Church), with a wide array of martial arts demonstrations at the Aikido of Santa Cruz Dojo on Mission Street, and "quiet, peaceful" activities at the Zen Center on School Street. Free parking will be available at the Santa Cruz County Government Center where a free shuttle will take you through downtown on it way to the park and back.

Main Stage Schedule (2019 Schedule)
11:00 Chanting/ Zen Center Members
11:30 Martial Arts Demonstration/ Aikido of Santa Cruz
11:40 Taiko/ Watsonville Taiko Group
12:10 Official Greetings/ Vice-Mayor of Santa Cruz and the Japanese Consul General, from San Francisco
12:30 Minyou/ Matsutoyo Kai (Folk Song & Dance)
01:30 Bon Odori (Folk Dance) / Chieko
02:00 Koto / Marimo Kai
03:00 Okinawan Dance / Ohtori Kinsen-Kai
04:00 Awa Odori (Folk Dance) / Sakura Ren
04:30 Shamisen / Bachido
05:00 Taiko/ San Francisco - Taiko Dojo

Shuttle
Toyota of Santa Cruz is providing a free shuttle every 20 minutes or so from Santa Cruz County Building parking lot to the Fair from 11am to 6pm (except for about 45 minutes from 1:30pm).

Public parking on downtown Santa Cruz streets and parking garages "a 3-5 minute walk from downtown up the Mission St hill Mission Plaza Park is across the street from Holy Cross Church & the Santa Cruz Mission. People can also bike or rent Jump Bikes to the Park.

Designated bike parking in upper right hand corner of Park. No sidewalk bike parking. Kindly leave your dogs at home - SERVICE DOGS ONLY ON A LEASH-- in Park on day of the Fair.

Handicapped parking spaces on Emmett St.

Santa Cruz Festival Video

*** 

Santa Cruz - Mission Park Festival Dates
All Santa Cruz Festival Dates

Obon Festivals & Practices
All Obon Festivals  All Obon Practices

See Japanese Event Festivals 

All Japanese Festivals Events 

Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

*** 

Santa Cruz Fair Location
Mission Plaza Park, 103 Emmett St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Santa Cruz Fair Title
Anniversary Japanese Cultural Fair - Santa Cruz (Sat) - Taiko, Dance, Martial Arts, Bamboo Flute, etc. (Video)




Saturday, 6 June, 2020

Event/Festival Contact

Paul Kaneko

Phone: (831) 426-5686
Website: Click to Visit

Save Event & Festivals

iCalendar
Google Calendar
Yahoo! Calendar
Windows Live Calendar

Share Event & Festivals


Event Categories

Comments powered by Disqus