Celebrating 26 Years!

April 13-14, 2019!



Although Japan Festival Houston is a rain or shine event, if weather happens during the weekend that would be considered life threatening or dangerous or would cause a disruption in the schedule, we have set up a text messaging system to notify you.

You will need to opt into this service by texting JFEST2019 to 55222 to be included in our Incelement Weather Updates.

About the festival.


Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional and contemporary performances of Japanese music, dance and martial arts, Japanese/Japanese-inspired food, as well as demonstrations and displays of Ikebana flower arrangement, tea ceremony, origami, bonsai and more.


Our mission is to provide a quality family event that fosters appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of Japan and contributes to the rich international profile of Houston and its diverse cultural communities.

Japan Festival of Houston, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that sponsors the annual Japan Festival Houston to educate and promote the rich cultural heritage of Japan that is preserved by the Japanese and Japan-American communities by demonstrating and exhibiting Japanese customs and traditions. The Festival also serves to cultivate the alliance between Japan and the United States.


One of the most attended events of its type across the entire United States, the Japan Festival brings about a reaffirmation of a commitment to Japanese and Japanese-American traditions, both old and new.  The event is FREE and open to the public. Vendors will be charging for their food items and merchandise.  Participation in select activities will require a fee.


Japan Festival Houston is co-sponsored by the City of Houston and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.