Powell Street Festival – 2013

August 3rd and August 4th is the 37th annual Powell Street Festival this year at Oppenheimer Park which celebrates Japanese Canadian heritage.

Take a look at our previous posts here for 2011 and 2012.  The festival is open from 11:30am to 7:00pm and admission is free.


The main reason that we come here is to enjoy the food available at the stalls.

I’m kind of glad that the weather was a bit overcast in the morning because it can get hot waiting in the long lineups for food.

Yakisoba ($4.50) and Korokke ($1.50) from the Tenrikyo Church – still one of the best korokke we’ve had.


This year, we tried the Okonomiyaki (savory grilled pancake) from the Vancouver Japanese Language School.


The Okonomi Combo ($9.00) included the okonomiyaki and 2 chicken skewers.


The Vancouver Buddhist Temple is usually here with their sweet corn ($3).


And then there’s the Imagawayaki (3 for $5) from the Konko Church of Vancouver which has sweet azuki bean paste stuffed in the middle.


There’s always a long line for the Osaka Balls but I liked it better a few years ago when it was Takoyaki Balls.  Hapa Izakawa was also here but all they were selling was chicken karaage.

There’s actually a lot of small vendor tents set up where you can buy little knickknacks or you can just check out the entertainment like the taiko drumming.




Posted on August 3, 2013, in Fairs, Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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