Come and celebrate the coming of the fall season at Wesley United Methodist Church's annual Aki Matsuri festival. Experience a modern twist of a Japanese festival with new and traditional foods, a variety of entertainment and activities, and one-of-a-kind shopping.
Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) is on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 11 AM to 4 PM in the heart of San Jose's Japantown at 566 N. 5th Street. Parking will be available to our visitors at the Wesley 6th Street parking lot, down 5th Street center divider (between Jackson and E. Empire), and the 6th Street & Jackson parking lot $2.00 all day parking.
Aki Matsuri is a blend of an old-fashioned church bazaar in a neighborly and family friendly setting. Enjoy a colorful array of Japanese American cuisine in our Food Pavilion where you can dine in or take out.
Throughout the day, experience a variety of Entertainment across three stages featuring our city's famous San Jose Taiko performers, and talented local youth and adults performing traditional and contemporary music and dance.
In our Marketplace, you will find beautiful handmade Asian crafts, one-of-a-kind-gifts, sundries, Japanese books, Silent Auction and an array of local fresh plants and flowers.
We have expanded our interactive Kids Zone. It includes a cultural experience through games, crafts, and entertainment focused on children, teens and the young-at-heart.
Wesley United Methodist Church was established over 120 years ago, and in the last 84 years, it has brought its unique cultural flavor to the Japantown neighborhood, the outlying community, and to the city of San Jose. We are reaching out and building community not only within our San Jose neighborhood, but across the Bay Area in hopes of making new friends, sharing our cultural roots, and providing a memorable time for all!