Date(s) - 08/19/2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
S. San Pedro St. and Central Ave.
Free; some activities may have a fee.
various times, Aug. 19-20, 26-27. For the 77th year, Nisei Week will be celebrated in the Little Toyota neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The festival’s major events bookend Nisei Week. The opening weekend features the Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open (8 a.m., Aug. 19) and the popular Grand Parade (4 p.m., Aug. 20). The second weekend holds a car show (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and the World Gyoza Eating Championship (2 p.m.) on Aug. 26. The Japanese Festival will take place both days (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), and Nisei Week ends with the traditional Ondo street dance (4 p.m.) followed by the closing ceremony. Check the website for complete details and locations.