NEWPORT-SHIMODA SISTER CITY CELEBRATION ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
TOURO PARK, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Please join us for a beautiful day in Touro Park as we carry on the yearly celebration of the twinning of Shimoda Japan and the City of Newport that began in 1958. The day will be filled with traditional Japanese crafts, music & culture mixed with local and regional artists, makers, musicians, food purveyors and family activities!
The Shin Daiko Drummers will join the festivities with live authentic Japanese drumming performances at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm.
Under the Cultural tent, festival goers can enjoy kitemaking and origami make and take demonstrations beginning at 10:00am. Japanese caligraphy and ikebana workshops will be offered at 2:00pm.
Local live musicians will be performing thoughout the event. Facepainting and photo opportunities will also be available for all ages to enjoy.