Harumatsuri is an annual 1-Day event held in the spring, serving as a light version of our annual 3-day convention in the summer. Harumatsuri is made of the Japanese words for spring (haru, 春) and festival (matsuri, 祭り) and is held with a special focus on Japanese arts and culture. In addition to our themed elements, Harumatsuri offers many of our traditional Anime Evolution summer events on a smaller scale including panels, video and AMV showings, gaming, artists alley, and vendors.

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Harumatsuri will be held on Saturday April 20th, 2024 from 10am to 6pm at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, B.C. Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased at the door. We accept cash, debit and credit (Visa or MasterCard).


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Do you have an idea for a panel, workshop, contest, or game you’d like to run at Harumatsuri? If so, we want to hear it! Once we receive your idea we will contact you with more details. Please note that due to the volume of requests, submitting this form will not necessarily guarantee that your panel will be approved. Requests will be responded to on a first-come-first-serve basis. One application per group; combined performers may be rejected due to logistical or technical complications.

** Please note that due to the space constraints, we may not be able to accommodate groups with more than 6 performing at the same time on the Main Stage. **

Click here to apply!


2023 Map for reference


Artists / Vendors

Are you an Artist or Vendor? We welcome you to bring your arts, crafts, wares and merchandise to Anime Evolution’s Harumatsuri in Burnaby!

We are currently full of registrations.  If you have any further inquiries, please send an email to arka@animeevolution.com

Here was our artist selection for 2023:


We’re looking for hardworking people with a positive attitude to join our volunteer team! If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to be a part of the team helping to make AE Harumatsuri great, then stay tuned for signing up!