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The 2024 Summer Japan Market transformed the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza into a vibrant celebration of Japanese culture. Blessed with sunny weather, the event drew over 8,000 visitors across two days, all eager to experience the flavours and traditions of a typical Japanese summer festival.

The market featured an impressive array of 27 food vendors, each preparing a variety of delectable summer-festival favourites. From savory yakitori and grilled squid to mouth-watering okonomiyaki and sweep crepes, there was something to delight every palate. The yatai-style tents added an authentic touch, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a bustling Japanese festival.

In addition to the food, the market showcased over 80 vendors, including local Japanese and Japanese-inspired businesses. Attendees enjoyed browsing a wide range of products, from handcrafted goods to unique cultural items, reflecting the rich diversity and creativity of the community.

Date: June 8-9, 2024
Number of vendors: 82
Number of attendees: 8,000

Sponsors: DOWNTOWN VAN, Telus, Nexy Power Bank Rental, Klasse14,
Media partner: Lfe Vancouver, Anywhere Vancouver, Ezumee, The Province, Vancouver SUN, 604 NOW, Curiocity, The Georgia Straight, Maple TV, and noms Magazine
Supporter: SELC College, 93 Coffee Cafe, and Vancouver Premier College

This year’s event would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our sponsors and volunteers. Their contributions helped ensure the success of the market, providing a memorable experience for all attendees.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2024 Summer Japan Market. We look forward to seeing you again next year for another fantastic celebration of Japanese culture in the heart of Vancouver!

If you missed out on our market or looking for your favourite vendor, check out the 2024 Summer Japan Market Vendor Directory.


Summer Market 2024

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