JAPANESE FESTIVAL

CANCELED | 2020 

On Labor Day Weekend, the Garden will host some special activities in lieu of the usual bustling Japanese Festival, including guided tours of the private Teahouse Island, Candlelight Walks, Toro Nagashi lantern ceremonies, and extended evening hours all weekend.

Capacity will be limited to maintain social distancing.

See our event calendar for more details >

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.


Since 1977 the Garden has proudly hosted this unique event at one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America. A fruitful collaboration with several local Japanese-American organizations provides authentic Japanese music, art, dance, food, and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.