The 15th Annual

NC Japan Summer Festival

has been CANCELLED


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the high risk of further spreading this virus via large crowds in enclosed spaces, and the strong recommendations of health and public safety officials, we must regrettably CANCEL this year's festival.  Our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and participants.  The festival will occur again in the summer of 2021 when things have improved.  Good luck and best wishes to you all in the coming months.

NC Japan Summer Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2020: 1:00-6:00 p.m.

 (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for advance online ticket purchasers)

Exposition Center, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Avoid lines, save time & money, and enter two hours earlier!

Click HERE after April 1, 2020, to order discounted early admission tickets online.


Summer festivals are a reflection of Japan's unique culture.  The NC Japan Summer Festival is dedicated to sharing that fascinating culture with North Carolinians. 


Come visit the many tables and exhibits we will have displaying traditional Japanese culture, arts, crafts and activities.  And so much more...

Something Different

The NC Japan Summer Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience something different from your ordinary weekend.  Click HERE after April 1, 2020, to avoid lines, save time and money, and enter earlier by ordering discounted early admission tickets in advance online.  Advance ticket purchasers can begin enjoying the festivities from 11:00 a.m. - two hours earlier than those who wait to purchase

tickets on the day of the event.