Powell Street Festival @ Oppenheimer Park and Venues
Aug 5 @ 11:30 am – Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6, 2017
11:30am to 7:00pm

Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street)
Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova Street)
Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (475 Alexander Street)
Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue)

Download the entire 2017 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 8 MB) or just the Festival 2017 Schedule (PDF, 1MB) to see all of the activities, times, and locations.

The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver.

This year’s extravaganza includes a new interactive installation entitled “Macro Maki”, a special presentation on Japan’s Third Gender, a panel with two of Haruki Murakami’s top translators, and a performance by the dynamic duo George and Noriko – a Japanese blues cowboy and Tsugaru samisen player from Melbourne, Australia.

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Vancouver Dyke March and Festival @ McSpadeen Park and Grandview Park
Aug 5 @ 11:30 am

Save the date! The 14th Annual Vancouver Dyke March and Festival will be happening on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.

As usual, we will meet at McSpadden Park around 11:30, march on Commercial Drive and take over Grandview Park for an afternoon of celebration with folks and family.

Start inviting your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Vancouver Mural Festival @ Various locations
Aug 7 – Aug 12 all-day

June 8, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Create Vancouver Society announces the return of Vancouver Mural Festival with 6 days of art, music, food, family activities, markets and more from Monday August 7 till Saturday August 12. In partnership with the City Of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, Burrard Arts Foundation and The Georgia Straight, the week long festivities will see more than 60 artists from both the lower mainland and around the world come together to create, install and celebrate the unveiling of more than 60 new murals across Mount Pleasant and Strathcona.

This year’s massive roster includes work by world renowned international artists like NYCHOS (Austria), PEETA (Italy), and CINTA VIDAL (SPAIN) as well as by local favourites including ANDY DIXON,  FIONA ACKERMAN, BRACKEN HANUSE CORLETT,  and AA CREW. Now in its second year, the festival has expanded to encompass six nights of programming (August 7-11) culminating in its flagship Mount Pleasant Street Party presented by the Mount Pleasant BIA on August 12 featuring extensive daytime events.

For more information and a full list of events, visit:

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