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48th Annual Powell Street Festival!

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TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM: https://powellstreetfestival.com/get-involved/volunteer/

The Powell Street Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian art and culture that includes musical performances, traditional dance, an amateur sumo wrestling competition, martial arts demonstrations, bonsai and ikebana exhibits, lots of Japanese food, and more.

We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make this festival the wonderful event that it is! We're looking to fill a wide variety of positions, including volunteer booth registration, set-up and take-down, Master of Ceremonies (MC), children’s tent volunteer, photography and videography, and more. Volunteering at the PSF is a fantastic opportunity to learn, meet new people, and foster diversity in Vancouver's arts and culture community- and it also comes with some additional perks, including a free volunteer appreciation party with entertainment and door prizes!

The 48th Annual Powell Street Festival will take place Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2023. Volunteer opportunities span Thursday, August 1 - Monday, August 5.

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About Powell Street Festival


111 West Hastings Street, Suite 410, Vancouver, BC V6B1H4, CA

Mission Statement

The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. Our main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood.


The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays.

We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make this festival free and accessible to people of all backgrounds! Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new friends, spend time with friends and family, and get behind the scenes of this vibrant and special event.


Arts & Culture
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Community, Race & Ethnicity


Thu Aug 01, 2024 - Mon Aug 05, 2024
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM


400 Powell StVancouver, V6A1G6Canada



  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 - 30 hours

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