Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, August 15, 2015
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Natsumatsuri Family Festival



Our popular annual summer celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family.

• Enjoy stimulating performances by Minyo Station, Random Ninjas, and TAIKOPROJECT with Quetzal

• Impress the crowd at our Karaoke Open Mic

• Take a basic taiko drumming lesson with docent Hal Keimi

• Join our community bon odori dance

• Participate in a variety of family arts and crafts projects

• Get a custom screen-printed Natsumatsuri t-shirt for your child, while supplies last

…and more!

Check for complete schedule.

Natsumatsuri is held in conjunction with Nisei Week Festival (August 15–23), Little Tokyo’s biggest annual event. Make your plans early!


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