Nisei Week Festival…

Just a quick note that the 65th Annual Nisei Week Festival starts this Saturday, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 21st.

The Grand Parade is on Sunday, August 14th at 4:00 PM (parade route), with ABC7 Eyewitness News’ David Ono as the Parade Marshal and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda as the Honorary Grand Marshal.

From the press release, here is the calendar:

  • Nikkei Games July 30 – August 21
  • Tofu Festival – August 13-14
  • Anime Festival – August 13-14
  • Car Show – August 13
  • Samurai 5k Run – August 14
  • Grand Parade – August 14
    • Grand Marshal – Frances Hashimoto
    • Honorary Grand Marshal – Colonel Young Oak Kim
    • Parade Marshal – David Ono (Channel 7 Eyewitness News)
    • Honorary Parade Marshal – Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
    • Community Service Award – Japanese American Community & Cultural Center
    • Community Service Award – Cold Tofu
  • Street Arts Festival – August 20-21
  • Nikkei Federation New Generation Concert – Saturday August 20
  • Taiko Gathering – August 21
  • Ondo & Closing Ceremonies – August 21