The 42nd Powell Street Festival returns to downtown Vancouver this weekend.
The annual festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and an eclectic celebration of Japanese arts, culture, and heritage.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 and be spread out between Oppenheimer Park, Firehall Arts Centre, the Japanese Language School, the Vancouver Buddhist Temple, and Centre A.
Visitors to the festival can enjoy live music, sumo wrestling, martial arts demos, anime, Bonsai demos, Taiko drumming, craft vendors, and delicious Japanese food.
There will be 24 food vendors selling delicacies such as ramen, Japnese Chocolate, takoyaki, and Osaka balls, just to name a few of the tasty eats.
Here are just a few of the bites that you’ll be able to find at this weekend’s festival:
The Powell Street Festival runs from 11:30 am to 7 pm; entry is free of charge.
Where: Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street, Vancouver) and the surrounding streets
Time: 11:30 to 7 pm daily
When: Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2018
Price: Free entry