What is Anime Matsuri?

Anime Matsuri is an annual anime and Japanese pop culture convention hosted in Houston, Texas. It celebrates anime, music, art and more and features a variety of concerts and main events and a huge exhibitor area with over 300 artists and 200 exhibitors.

When is Anime Matsuri

Our next event is on August 10-13, 2023.

Where is Anime Matsuri hosted?

At the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

How do you access Anime Matsuri?

Access to the convention space is done with badges. You can find more information go here

Are the official Anime Matsuri hotels discounted?


Anime Matsuri offers a selection of official hotels with discounted rooms. Please check here

Can I host a panel at Anime Matsuri?

Yes, but you will need to be approved.

Everyone is welcome to apply to host a panel. For more information and submission process, please check here

Are the Anime Matsuri concerts extra cost?

Typically, no.

Most of the events at Anime Matsuri are included in the badge price. However, there are some events that cost extra. Those are clearly marked.

Is the convention family friendly?


Anime Matsuri si designed fortyhe entire family. However, there is adult-only content, clearly marked as ‘Strictly 18+’. Access to those are done by valid government issued ID’s.

Are kids allowed at a discount?


Anime Matsuri has a Kids Badge at a discount for anyone 6-12.

Kid’s under 6 can go in for free.

Are there good food options in and around the event?


Anime Matsuri offers a wide variety of food trucks located on Lamar St and Avenida.

There are dozens of restaurants within walking distance of the convention center.

Do I require a sales permit to sell in the Artist Alley?


By law, any individual selling items in the state of Texas must have a Texas Seller’s Permit. The permit is free and very easy to obtain. You may apply for a permit by mail or in person at one of the Board of Equalization field offices.

Anime Matsuri requires that all artists provide a seller’s permit number. Additionally, all artists must keep either a paper or electronic copy of each Texas Seller’s Permit at their table as according to state policy.