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Japanese Festival will proceed, rain or shine, unless unsafe conditions arise. In the event of inclement weather, some activities may be relocated, rescheduled, or canceled.
September 2-4, 2023
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Grounds open at 9 a.m. and then remain open until 10 p.m. for candlelight walks on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
There is no charge for parking at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the event that the parking lot is full, visitors should use the free parking at the Metro multi-modal lots at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Vandeventer.