Established in 1973, Nihonmachi Street Fair showcases for local and uniquely San Francisco talent and entertainment that spans cultural and generational genres: Taiko, hip-hop, salsa, rock, jazz, and more on two anchor stages.
Back in 1973, the Nihonmachi Street Fair was hatched as an idea to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities for the youth of J-Town and to honor the Japanese-American cultural heritage.
As the City’s diversity and cultural awareness has grown, so has the street fair’s focus. The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life – and San Francisco’s cultural life – expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service.
The Nihonmachi Street Fair evolves to reflect the city it celebrates while staying true to its original idea: to use this event as a platform to mentor Asian-Pacific American youth and foster their leadership and communication skills through volunteerism and community service.
Event Details :
2015 Nihonmachi Street Fair
August 1 – 2, 2015
Japantown, San Francisco