Festival Events

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2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival

Calendar of  Festival Events as of 6/07/17
Dates and times subject to change.

July 22 (Sat)

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

July 23 (Sun)

  • Nisei Week Japanese Festival Opening Ceremony (Invitation only)*

August 19 (Sat)

  • Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open – JACCC Plaza, 8am
  • Golden Circle Dinner – Double Tree by Hilton, 4:30 pm (Dinner)*
  • Coronation – Aratani Theatre, 7:00 pm*

August 20 (Sun)

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

August 21 (Mon)

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

August 23 (Wed)

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

August 26 (Sat)

August 27 (Sun)

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

*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