Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Family Festivals

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

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, August 13, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Natsumatsuri Family Festival



Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

  • Musical performances by LA Matsuri Taiko, Common Souls, and Shin Kawasaki

  • Basic taiko drumming and bon odori dance lessons

  • Airbrush and henna temporary tattoos

  • Fun crafts including origami and the ever-popular Natsumatsuri paper hats

  • Museum scavenger hunt with prizes courtesy of Bandai

  • Free samples of saataa andaagii (Okinawan deep-fried pastries)

  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines

  • …and so much more!


    Check for complete schedule.

    Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The Bandai Foundation.


    In conjunction with the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
    Saturday, November 12, 2016
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    JANM Free Family Days: Incredible Inks


    In conjunction with Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, join us for a day of crafts and performances that celebrate Polynesian culture and the art of tattoos. Please check back for details.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

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