Nihonmachi Street Fair 2021 & Tokyo Olympics Celebration: Japantown SF
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 7-8, 2021
- Saturday & Sunday: 47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: “Closing Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics” -
Peace Plaza & Post, Webster to Laguna streets, Japantown San Francisco, CA
From Nihonmachi Street Fair:
"Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair was cancelled for the very first time in our history. It definitely was the right decision for the safety of our Fair attendees, participants, the many volunteers and our hard working Planning Committee.
"This weekend in Jtown the 47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair!! The Summer of Love, COVID Testing, COVID Vaccination, Asian Artisans, Nonprofit Info Tables, Children’s Craft Area, Sounds of Thunder Car Show AND Closing Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics all in one weekend.
"How did we fit that all in one weekend? Come and see how we did it.
"Saturday & Sunday, August 7 & 8 - 47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
11:00am - 6:00pm - click for performance schedule. Post Street from Webster to Laguna will be closed and will showcase AAPI nonprofit organizations, Asian artisans, children’s arts & craft. Live music at the Peace Plaza! Also COVID Vaccine Mobile Unit and COVID Testing administered by Virus Geeks.
"Sunday, August 8 - In partnership with NBC Bay Area 'Closing Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics' -Live music throughout the day and Community Group Odori (dancing) at noon and 3:00pm led by the Buddhist Churches of America.
"In celebration of the Closing Ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Bar at Hotel Kabuki will be offering an Olympic-themed cocktail just for the final weekend of the games, through Closing Ceremonies, Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8. The 'Mitsubachi' consists of Suntory Roku gin, fresh lemon juice, and Kabuki’s house-made honey lavender syrup. It is shaken and served up, garnished with a fresh lemon peel. ($15)
"Also as part of the celebration of the Closing Ceremonies, Japantown’s Paper Tree has created an Olympic ring display made up of the origami hearts Owner Linda Mihara has collected through her 'Hearts for Love' project."
- Linda Mihara