Arizona Matsurai - A Festival of Japan 40th AnniversaryArizona Matsurai - A Festival of Japan 40th AnniversaryParks and Recreation<div class="ExternalClass0E884DE785314E3E957A84EF1BCD0B4C"><p></p><div>The Arizona Matsuri (Matsuri, meaning is “Festival” in Japanese)/(AZM) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2024. The theme is “Sakura,” which represents “a time of renewal and optimism.”</div><div><br></div><div>This two-day annual cultural Festival has been in the City of Phoenix and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation/(COP) for 38 (2 years were Virtual festivals due to the pandemic) 35 years at Heritage Square until we outgrew that area in 2019. 1995 the Festival was held at Patriot’s Square Park, due to maintenance at the Lath House.</div><div>And now at the Steele Indian School Park for two (2) years, starting in 2020. 2023 - was record-breaking for the number of attendees (est. 100,000-110,000) and merchant vendors (47).​</div><p><br></p></div>2/24/2024 5:00:00 PM2/26/2024 12:00:00 AMwww.azmatsuri.orgSteele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Road The Arizona Matsuri (Matsuri, meaning is “Festival” in Japanese)/(AZM) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2024. The theme is “Sakura,” which represents “a time of renewal and optimism.” This two-day annual cultural Festival has been in the City of Phoenix and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation/(COP) for 38 (2 years were Virtual festivals due to the pandemic) 35 years at Heritage Square until we outgrew that area in 2019. 1995 the Festival was held at Patriot’s Square Park, due to maintenance at the Lath House. And now at the Steele Indian School Park for two (2) years, starting in 2020. 2023 - was record-breaking for the number of attendees (est. 100,000-110,000) and merchant vendors (47).​