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. Use the menu below to navigate to each section:


Harumatsuri will be held on Saturday March 25th, 2023 from 10am to 6pm at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, B.C. Tickets will be $15 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. Registration for those that want to apply will be live soon.

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! UPDATE: We are currently reaching out to those who registered for 2020 and once we have more availability, we will be posting up the forms soon for those that want to register.


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! Registration for those that want to apply will be live soon.