40th Annual Nihonmachi Street FairWelcome to the 40th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair, a community and cultural event that takes place in San Francisco’s Japan Town neighborhood on August 3-4, 2013. Taking over the streets surrounding Japan Center and Peace Pagoda, this fun festival event features live musical entertainment, family events, food and beverages, arts, crafts and much more. Learn about and support non-profit cultural organizations, enjoy a taste of Japan and find exciting live entertainment throughout the weekend.
Things to Do at the Nihonmachi Street Fair
Along with several food trucks, this street fair also features a large Food Fest area with vendors such as JapaCurry, Hayahon Izakaya and Kimochi. You’ll also find two stages for live music and entertainment, one at Webster Street and one at Peace Plaza. Listen to a diverse lineup of sounds including Hawaiian music and dance, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. Children will enjoy the Asian-inspired craft-making tables, and pet lovers don’t want to miss “Doggie World” for pet happy hour and a pooch beauty pageant. Nihonmachi Street Fair also features numerous booths where you can purchase hand-made arts and crafts items, along with several non-profit enterprises where you can support the community and this ongoing event.
San Francisco’s Japan Town is a fascinating neighborhood, and is the country’s oldest and largest such enclave. Located between Fillmore Street and Laguna Street in central San Francisco, Japan Town is centered around the five-story Peace Pagoda and Japan Center plaza. The Nihonmachi Street Fair takes place from 11AM to 6PM, and this festival event is free to attend.