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Powell Street Festival Society • パウエル祭協会 | Celebrating Japanese Canadian arts and culture since 1977
KT performing at the 2014 Powell Street Festival • photo by Jeanie Ow

Participate in the Festival!

Applications for the 2017 Powell Street Festival are now available!

For Community Booths

2017 Community Booth Application

For Craft Vendors

2017 Craft Vendor Application

For Displays

2017 Display Application

For Food Booth Vendors

If you have not been a Food Booth Vendor at the Festival before, please contact Emiko for more information about the 2017 application process at emiko [at] or call 604.739.9388.
2017 Food Booth Application (password protected)

For Marketplace Vendors

2017 Marketplace Application

For Martial Arts Participants

2017 Martial Arts Application

For Performers and Demonstrators

2017 Performance and Demonstration Application

Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties – call 604.739.9388 or email Cara at admin [at] or Tracy at production [at]

Photo credit Kristin Fuchihara, 2016

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Festival Photos are up on facebook and flickr!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteer photographers!


We’re launching a new Membership Reward program with Catfe, Coconama Chocolate, Kyzock Sushi Bowl and Tama Organic Life! Read below or give us a call for more details.

Powell Street Festival Society seeks a dedicated team player for the position of Volunteer Coordinator for the 41th annual Powell Street Festival.  This temporary position is a full-time position and will start the week of May 1th and end the last week of August 2017. Read more…

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE – Deadline 10:00 am, Friday March 3, 2017

Powell Street Festival Society seeks a dedicated team player for the position of Production Associate for the 41th annual Powell Street Festival.  This temporary position is a full-time position and will start the first week in May and end the last week of August 2017. Read more…

FREELANCE PUBLICIST - Deadline February 6, 2017

Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) seeks a publicist on contract for the 41st Powell Street Festival and its lead-up events in May, June and July. The contract will start May 1st and conclude August 15, 2017. The contract must encompass the following responsibilities, however, PSFS is open to proposals that bring a vision of partnership and might also include involvement in content development and innovative promotions. Read more…

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Our New Annual Membership Top-Up!

You are invited to take part in our reinvigorated membership program! Sign up now on eventbrite! In addition to our affordable Lifetime Membership for $12, you now have the option to “top-up” to an Annual Membership for an additional $12. Annual Members receive a Membership Card valid through 2017, entitling you a 10% discount at:

  • Coconama Chocolate, first ganache chocolate shop in North Vancouver. Discount at retail location;
  • Catfe, part cafe, part foster home for cats, and a space to hanging with kitties! Discount on food, drink and 'meowchandise';
  • Tama Organic Life, Japanese owned grocery store;
  • Kyzock / House of Sushi Bowl, offering popular Japanese food items (especially Donburi!) for eat in, take-out;
  • and on Powell Street Festival Society merchandise at any event and online throughout the year.

Your membership card also gets you:

  • An invite to an Members Only Party following the Annual General Meeting on March 9, 2017;

  • Discounted rates at PSFS art presentations including Spatial Poetics in July.

Annual top-up for current Lifetime Members......................$12
Annual top-up & new Lifetime Membership........................$24
Lifetime Membership only, no Annual Top-up.....................$12

Sign up now on eventbrite or email, fax (604.683-7911) or phone (604.683.8240) us! To become a member via fax or mail, please print out this Membership Form and mail it to us with your membership fee. Donations above and beyond the cost of membership are graciously accepted, and can be made through Eventbrite or Canada Helps.

Annual General Meeting & Members Party

Save the date! Our Annual general meeting and members only party are on March 9, 2017! Details will be posted on our website and social media in February!


Community News


Cinema Kabuki

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
88 West Pender Street, 3rd Floor 
February 19, 11:30 am
$20 :: 
Buy tickets here

In a truly rare and unique visit, the Japan Foundation will be showing "Cinema Kabuki" the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas in Vancouver!

Showcasing both a traditional Kabuki experience and the works of a contemporary director, this visit is none other than extraordinary by the Japan Foundation in a feat of storytelling and bridging the distance to bring the Kabuki experience to Vancouver.

Get your tickets here...

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Thank you again to all of our festival supporters!
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Community Events

Send Us Your Event!

Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form. 
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