Japan Summerfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St.
The event will include performances and activities for all ages, as well as food from Texas Roadhouse, according to a press release about the event.
Performers include a local traditional Japanese dance group, as well as Okinawan dance and taiko groups. Children and families can learn origami, calligraphy and many other aspects of traditional Japanese culture. Experts on bonsai cultivation and ikebana, the art of flower arrangement, will be in attendance. There will also be a raffle of local and Japanese goods.
The Fairfield-Nirasaki Sister City Program is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers from local communities who want to cultivate cultural understanding between Americans and Japanese at a citizen level.
Tickets for this year’s Japan Summerfest are available for purchase online at www.japansummerfest2014.brownpapertickets.com and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Fairfield Community Center. Children 4 and younger are free.
For more information about the second annual Japan Summerfest, contact Kelley Cortright by email at [email protected] or by phone at 426-5603.
Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]