Event Info

Matsuri – Japan Festival 2017

Event Title Matsuri – Japan Festival –
2017 Theme Taiken – Experience
When 9 December, 2017
Time 11am – 7:30pm
Where Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Admission Free!

Japanese Matsuri – learn, try & love Japan!
Sydney’s biggest Japanese event.
Hosted at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour

Matsuri is a Japanese festival held every year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese and Australian people. This event is for everyone who loves Japan as much as we do – and we hope to continue introducing Japan and spreading interest in Japan.

This event was founded back in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Japan and Australia’s friendship. Since then, Sydney’s Japanese community have been working hard to host a traditional style Matsuri, making this event a Summer staple for Sydneysiders.

The Matsuri Japan Festival held back in December, 2012 was a warm up event for Australia-Japan Tourism Exchange Year in 2013, and saw 16,000 people at the event. The event in 2013 then saw over 20,000 people and Tokyo City joined Matsuri to publicise the incredible wonders of Tokyo. The event in last year held at refurbished new Tumbalong Park and saw over 30,000 people it makes the biggest Matsuri festival yet.

You will find many Japanese festival attractions at Matsuri, including Japanese food stalls, beer garden, and gorgeous Japanese items. At our exhibition booths you will find traditional arts and crafts workshops with activities like Origami and calligraphy. Over on the stage you’ll find yourself entertained by traditional festival dancers, as well as karate and sumo demonstration, taiko performance and much more. We also offer exciting segments on stage such as the Cosplay stage show that involve our audience members.

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New Tumbalong Park


People at Matsuri – Tumbalong Park