6th Annual “Omatsuri” – August 13, 2016

Please note, due to renovations being performed at the Bowness Community Center this summer, we have had to find a new venue to hold our 6th Annual Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”.  We have relocated the festival to Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE.   Centrally located with an LRT station at the venue, makes this is terrific move for our event.  We look forward to hosting Calgary at our new location on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Adults and children of all ages are invited to help us celebrate Japan, its people, and the Japanese Canadian populations of Calgary and around the country.

“Omatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival”. Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance & song, martial arts demonstrations, and more!

There will be games and bouncy houses for the kids, galleries of local Japanese arts and crafts as well as several food kiosks featuring traditional Japanese cuisine. Don’t miss out on our fabulous sake tasting as well as our beer gardens!

We hope you will join us on August 13 to support the members of the Japanese Canadian Community as we celebrate our heritage, culture and traditions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Festival “Omatsuri”!

omikoshi team