Japanese Festival
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Labor Day Weekend
September 5-7

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 Missouri Botanical Garden has produced the annual Japanese Festival in conjunction with the Japanese Activities Committee, a coalition of several Japanese-American organizations that provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.
 
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Hours

Saturday* & Sunday,
September 5 & 6
10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Grounds open at 9 a.m.
and remain open until 10 p.m. for candlelight walks.

Monday (Labor Day),
September 7

10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Due to festival scheduling, there will be no Saturday morning walking hours on Saturday, September 5.

Admission

$15 Admission (ages 13 & older)
$5 Children (ages 3–12)
$5 Garden members (free for member children 3–12) 

Regular admission rates also apply for the Doris I. Schnuck Children Garden.

Please note: trams do not operate during Japanese Festival.

Sponsors

Sponsorship provided by:
Nidec Motor Corporation
Novus International, Inc.
TOYOTA Bodine
 
Members Get More!

Become a Garden member or renew your existing membership on-site at Japanese Festival and receive free admission to the event!

Stop by the Membership tent at the Garden's entrance to learn more.
 
Become a Japanese Festival Volunteer!

Japanese Festival wouldn't be possible without the help of dozens of volunteers working in various capacities throughout the weekend.

Learn how you can help! 
 

Parking

Free, secure parking is available at the Garden's Ridgway Visitor Center and at several nearby lots (download a parking map). Public parking is also available along Tower Grove Avenue.

Please respect our neighbors and refrain from parking on neighborhood residential streets
Weather Updates

In case of rain, updates will be posted throughout the Labor Day weekend via Twitter (@mobotgarden).
 
"Green" Your Visit

Support sustainability efforts at Japanese Festival by following a few simple tips.