2017 San Francisco Origami Festival
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course).
Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. Plus there’s a paper airplane challenge at 3pm.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 12 pm to 5 pm
East Japan Center Mall, Post & Bunchanan Streets
- Make a Wish, Fold a Crane. Join members of Rainbow World Fund as they gather wishes and cranes for the World Tree of Hope. Named one of the most ‘Beautiful Trees in the World’ by American Express Travel, this famous tree appears during the holidays in San Francisco’s City Hall.
- Origami in Commercials. Origami pro Linda Mihara takes you behind the scenes of some amazing commercials featuring Origami.
Origami Challenge | 4 pm
Bring your best work and enter the Origami Challenge. All ages are welcome.
Special Masters Division for High Complex Entries with over $1,000 in ribbons and prizes. Register your model by 3:30.
Fold with a Master | 1 pm
Join Jeremy Shafer, origami extraordinaire and author of ‘Origami To Astonish and Amuse’ and ‘Origami Ooh La La’. Jeremy will perform and teach some of his most famous folds.
Paper Airplane Challenge | 3 pm
Fold an awesome paper airplane with “The Paper Airplane Guy” John Collins – the world record holder for paper airplane distance. Fine tune your airplane as he shares his secrets for amazing airplanes. Then get ready for the Paper Airplane contest.