Japanese Summer Festival Event 2024

Torrance Russell Nomura and Yoshiko Oest June 4, 2024

It must be summertime when the Bridge USA Festival Event comes to Torrance. Last year, as we walked into the festival, we were greeted by the thundering Taiko drums, setting the stage for a vibrant and immersive cultural experience. This year's event promises to be just as spectacular, with a host of activities, performances, and authentic Japanese cuisine to enjoy.

Event Details

Date: June 30, 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503

Admission Costs:

  • Adults: $10
  • Children under 12: $7
  • Children under 3 & Seniors over 65: Free

What to Expect

The largest Japanese festival in South Bay, attracting 5,000 visitors, offers an array of cultural performances and exhibits. You can look forward to:

  • Traditional Performers: Enjoy mesmerizing performances that showcase Japan’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Singing Contest: Cheer on contestants as they showcase their vocal talents.
  • My Bon Odori Contest: Participate in or watch the traditional Bon Odori dance, a staple of Japanese summer festivals.
  • 80's J Pop Hours: Relive the nostalgic hits of 80’s Japanese pop music.
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations: Witness the skill and precision of martial arts experts.
  • Professional Dancers and Live Music: Enjoy captivating dance performances and live music throughout the day.
  • Traditional Mikoshi Parade: Experience the excitement of a traditional Mikoshi parade.

Festival Highlights

  • Food Booths: Savor authentic Japanese food, from sushi and ramen to delightful street food favorites.
  • Cultural Exhibits: Explore various booths filled with kimonos, souvenirs, and traditional Japanese crafts.
  • Booth Games for Kids: Fun games and activities for children, making it a perfect family outing.

Parking Information

  • Free Parking: Available in the large parking area by the Torrance Library.

Join the community for a day filled with the sights, sounds, and flavors of Japan. The Bridge USA Festival Event is a celebration of Japanese culture and a highlight of the summer in Torrance. Don't miss out on this unique and enriching experience!

For more information, visit the official event page: http://www.bridgeusa.com/

This is why we Love South Bay Local – bringing diverse cultural experiences and vibrant community events to our doorstep!

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