Art Cosplay Expo: Temecula Invaded by Over 700 Anime Characters

Everyone Had Great Fun and a Fantastic Weekend at ACE Cosplay

12011177_1625666504355098_8781059653354913736_nThe Art Cosplay Expo in association with the Temecula Sister Cities Association presented a two day event celebrating Japanese traditional and pop-culture last weekend. The Old Town Temecula Civic Center and Town Square Park were swamped with colorful characters celebrating Cos-Play.


12003183_1625666437688438_881932055783542438_nIt was the third year that Art Cosplay Expo’s (ACE)  partnered with the Temecula Sister City Association to add the traditional Japanese cultural component to this year’s event.

Temecula City Council Member Maryann Edwards stated “We are pleased  that the Temecula Sister City Association and ACE have partnered to bring an exciting event for our youth and the young at heart that will help promote cultural and artistic exchanges in Temecula”.12006283_1625665894355159_4784515435001157208_n

The festival also had a Traditional Japanese Obon Ceremony in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Friday. A performance from a local Southern California Taiko drum group had the audience up and ready for the rest of the day’s festivities.

Mark this event on your calendar for next year if you missed it. It’s a lot of fun.

Photos by Charles McKee