Festival Events


2016 Nisei Week Japanese Festival

Calendar of  Festival Events as of 6/24/16
Dates and times subject to change.

July 17 (Sun)

Nisei Week Japanese Festival Opening Ceremony (Invitation only)*

July 23 (Sat)

Baby Show – Centenary United Methodist Church, 9am – 3pm*

August 13 (Sat)

Golden Circle Dinner – Double Tree by Hilton, 4:30 pm (Dinner)*
Coronation Ball
JACCC/Aratani Theatre, 7:00 pm*

August 14 (Sun)

Grand Parade – Little Tokyo, 4:00 pm*
Click HERE for the parade route.

August 15 (Mon)

Awards Dinner – Double Tree by Hilton, 6:00 pm*

August 17 (Wed)

Pioneer Luncheon – Double Tree by Hilton, 11:30 am*

August 20 (Sat)

Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open – JACCC Plaza, 8:00 am
Nisei Week Car Show
– Aiso Parking Garage, 101 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles; 12-7pm* More information at showoffcafe.com
Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship – JACCC Plaza, 2:00 pm

August 21 (Sun)

Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ondo and Closing Ceremony – 1st Street, 4 pm

*Fees and/or registration required.

Events are mostly held at the following locations, unless otherwise noted:

– Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
100 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

– Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

– Centenary United Methodist Church
300 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013

– DoubleTree by Hilton
120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012