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



Please Contact Us if you or your company or organization are interested in volunteering for the 2020 NC Japan Summer Festival.


Volunteers Wanted!

We are seeking individuals and groups to help as volunteers for the NC Japan Summer Festival.  As an all-volunteer event, the NC Japan Summer Festival totally relies on the selfless contributions of over 100 volunteers who each donate four or more hours of their time helping us with various fun and interesting tasks.  These tasks include planning and organizing the event, site set-up (and take down), food preparation, cooking, food and drink service, ticket sales, assisting attendees, leading games and activities for adults and children, etc.

Volunteers are critical.  They are the lifeblood of the NC Japan Summer Festival.  Without them, we could not offer this event to the community.  And, not surprisingly, volunteers enjoy this event the most.  They work with a friendly group of people in a fun environment and get to experience first-hand the culture, traditions, food and people of Japan.  Before, during and after their shift, they get to fully enjoy the Festival at their own leisure.  Volunteers perform a valuable community service, make great new contacts, and learn new interesting things.

Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer for the 2020 NC Japan Summer Festival.  Tell us your availability and any skills that you think could be helpful.  We are in need of volunteers in these areas:  Cooking & Food Preparation, Food Serving, Line Control & Traffic Flow, and Special Tasks (e.g. MC or Announcer)​.