Origami-Palooza in San Francisco’s Japantown

Did you ever get in trouble for throwing paper airplanes in class? If you ever have you’ve surely felt the sting of completing your piece de resistance only to have said piece land you in detention. Fortunately, this weekend you’ll get to make some more positive memories at the Paper Airplane Challenge in Japantown’s Peace Plaza. The objective of the contest is to see who makes the best paper airplanes in the Bay Area and winners are in for some amazing prizes (no punishments will be doled out here.)

But the third annual Origami-Palooza will feature a lot more than just that. Expect plenty of exhibits with amazing origami, lots of tables with instructors to show you new folds for all ages and more. Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, is encouraged to attend the event and create amazing things with paper. Plus, origami event or not, there’s so many things to do in Japantown. From taking photos at Pika Pika to the Kinokuniya Bookstore and of course the food, there’s no shortage of entertainment options.

If You Go:

When: August 23 from 1–5 p.m.

Where: Japan Center Malls Post & Buchanan Streets

Cost: Free

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