One of the longest-running cultural celebrations in the city that thrives on cultural diversity returns to San Francisco's Japantown this summer on August 4-5, 2012. Held outdoors, the Nihonmachi Street Fair is 39-years young and is an inclusive and lively street party that celebrates the many perspectives of Asian-Pacific American life experienced through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service.
Childrens World - an interactive area for families and their young children with Asian-inspired crafts and a focus on fun and games. (Can you name some games or groups)
Asian Artisans - a wide variety of artistic talent from all over the Bay Area. From traditional raku ceramics, bonsai, Hawaiian inspired beef jerky and much more. The Asian Artisan area is an eclectic showcase of creativity.
Doggie World - for the first time, a gathering place for the four-legged members of our community to join in on the fun. Local animal experts and adoption agencies will also be on hand to offer tips and information. We So Beautiful Pageant and Doggie Parade.
Entertainment - two anchor stages (Webster Street Stage & Ho`olaule`a Stage), showcasing Asian & Pacific American performing artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The Nihonmachi Street Fair entertainment is the best ticket in town to see veteran and up and coming artists. Don't miss the traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance which will open up each day, Hawaiian halau (dance) groups, taiko performances, Japanese dance. R&B, Rap, Jazz, rock and more!
For more information, visit: nihonmachistreetfair.org/