Vancouver Okinawa Taiko at the 2014 Powell Street Festival. Photo credit: Jeanie Ow

Participate in the Festival

Applications for Artists, Vendors, and Displays at the 2020 Powell Street Festival are now closed. If you have any concerns about your applications, please contact us at

Notifications will be sent to applicants in May.

Applications for the 2021 Powell Street Festival will open in January 2021. Please sign up for our Annual Call to Enter email list.

Powell Street Festival Society Mission

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. Our main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai. PSF is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture. In addition to PSF, we engage in co-presentations with arts organizations and produce an annual season of cultural and artistic programming.

The Festival

The Powell Street Festival is the largest event of its kind in Canada and the longest running community arts festival in the Lower Mainland. Inaugurated in 1977, the Powell Street Festival is free to the public.

For more information about the society, review our About page…