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  • (206) 322-1122
  • info@nvcfoundation.org

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, 2024
Seattle Center

Over the years, the award-winning non-profit Festival remains a free, life-enriching experience. It is dedicated to increasing the understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. As a public service, the Festival presents culturally educational programs, arts, technologies, and the rich heritage of Japan. Join us in celebrating the beautiful sakura, cherry trees, and the cultural and educational blossoms it inspires each year. Information: https://cherryblossomfest.org/

Kodomo no Hi
Sunday, May 5, 11am – 5pm
JCCCW, 1414 South Weller St, Seattle

Kodomo no Hi, or “Children’s Day,” is a fun and exciting opportunity to explore children’s culture in Japan. Hosted by the JCCCW, this free-to-attend annual festival connects children and families in the community, in a shared multicultural experience. Japanese and Japanese American culture, art, history, music, and more are waiting for you at this community celebration for children’s health and wellness! More details soon: https://www.jcccw.org/kodomo-no-hi

ACRS: Walk for Rice
Sunday, June 29,
9:00am-12:00pm

Join the effort to bring culturally familiar food to thousands of families in King County. Walk for Rice brings people and communities together to raise funds for the ACRS Food Bank in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, nutrition program, and outreach about food insecurity in Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (ANHPI) communities. The fundraising campaign kicks off in the spring and culminates in a multicultural community celebration and three-mile walk at Seward Park on June 29. Information and Registration: https://give.acrs.org/event/walk-for-rice-2024/e547615

Japan Fair 2024
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
June 29 and 30, 2024

Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA across the lake from Seattle, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as “Aki Matsuri”, Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances onstage, hands-on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. Stay tuned for more information! https://www.japanfairus.org/