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A group of female taiko drummers in traditional Japanese clothing, masks, and makeup perform onstage.

HEAD TO THE FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN’S FALL JAPANESE FESTIVAL ON NOV. 13 & 14

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Celebrate the history, music, and culture of the Land of the Rising Sun at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Fall Japanese Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, 2021. Centered around the venue’s Japanese Garden and spreading throughout the 110 acres of manicured grounds, this is a family-friendly experience for all ages.

See & Do

The beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden will transport you to Japan to continue celebrating the Year of the Ox, with demonstrations and performances of traditional Japanese dance, taiko drumming, martial arts, swordsmanship, and art. There will be displays of raku pottery and exquisite miniature bonsai, and there will also be food trucks and concessions sold during the event, along with goods such as vintage kimonos and plush anime characters. And of course, you can also enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage throughout the grounds.

Tickets & Details

The festival runs from 9 AM to 5 PM each day, with the last ticket sold at 3 PM. Admission is free for Garden members and Botanical Research Institute of Texas members. For nonmembers, general admission costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, $6 for children aged six to 15, and is free for children aged five and younger. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, as tickets are limited and may sell out. Free parking is available at the Garden and at the nearby Christ Chapel Bible Church.


Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Japan at the festival, and check out the Olympus 7th Street Station blog for more recommended events and entertainment around Fort Worth.

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