Arizona Matsuri Festival 2017
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Heritage & Science Park
115 N. 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(SW corner of 7th St. & Monroe St.)
The Arizona Matsuri on Feb. 25-26 in Phoenix is an annual festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage, traditional and modern.
The two-day event held at Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix features the sights and sounds of Japan, art, crafts, music, dance and much more.
The family friendly Matsuri is free to all. Japanese food and goods from over 60 vendors are available for purchase and the beer and sake garden is a great place to relax.
The Arizona Matsuri was first held in 1984 and will be celebrating its 33rd anniversary in February 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Arizona Matsuri is Shinkansen, which is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.
On Saturday and Sunday, the festival will be kicked off with a traditional Awaodori dance which parades throughout the festival grounds.