Japanese American Community Events
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The 27th annual Matsuri Festival takes over Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. Sixth St., in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. This two-day celebration features colorful displays of Japanese crafts and entertainment. Japanese food and merchandise will be on sale. There will be a new addition to the festivities, an Asahi Beer Garden, along with arts & crafts, children’s activities and bonsai displays. This year, the festival recognizes and celebrates Phoenix’ Sister City Himeji in Japan, making it the 2011 theme for the matsuri. Admission to attend the festival is free. Info: Heritage Square Office at (602) 262-5071, (602) 262-5029 and azmatsuri.org.