Be part of DC’s largest two-day Japanese festival and volunteer at Sakura Matsuri in 2023!

The Sakura Matsuri couldn’t take place without our dedicated volunteers! We need over 600 volunteers to help us staff this amazing festival. We have a wide variety of committees, shifts, and tasks for you to choose from, so find one that interests you and jump on in!

Volunteer applications for the 2023 Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival will open later in 2022.

2023 Subcommittee Interest Form

The 2023 Sakura Matsuri will be on April 15 & 16, 2023 in downtown Washington, DC.

We are seeking new members for our subcommittee – this role acts as a manager of one of the areas of the Matsuri, working with other subcommittee members, participants of the Matsuri and day-of volunteers. There are regularly scheduled meetings with JASWDC staff, and other subcommittee members.