August Events in Saga

Sakae no Kuni Festival
  • When: August 1, 2:00 to 10:00 pm (some events start at 10:00 am); August 2, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Where: Saga City Symbol Road and surrounding areas
  • Additional info: There will be fireworks at 7:50 pm on the 1st!
Tokujin Yoshioka TORNADO
  • When: July 2 to August 2, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, closed Mondays or the day following a holiday
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Exhibition Rooms 2-4
  • Cost: Free! This is really rare for a special exhibit, so take the chance to check it out while in town for Sakae no Kuni!
Tanabata at Saga Jinja
  • When: August 1, 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm
  • Where: Saga Jinja
Imari Summer Women’s Docchan Festival
  • When: August 2, 2:30 to 9:00 pm (may be cancelled in case of rain)
  • Where: Hamachou Crossing Stage and the surrounding area
Fireworks at Hamasaki Kaigan
  • When: August 7, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Raindate of August 9)
  • Where: Hamasaki Beach in Karatsu
Kashima Dance Festival
  • When: August 7 and 8, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Downtown Kashima
King of Curry Competition in Karatsu
  • When: 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, August 8 (votes must be made by 3:45 pm) Maybe cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Where: Karatsu City Furusato Hall Arupino
  • Cost: 1000 yen in advance or 1200 yen the day-of. There are a limited number of tickets
A music event with drinks and food in Taku (Originally scheduled for July 26, but date was changed due to the typhoon)
  • When: August 9, music starts at 7:00 pm, open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: The open area on the south side of Houraian, a souvenier shop in Taku
  • Cost: 1000 yen entrance fee
Taku Cosplay Event
  • When: August 9, 10:00 am
  • Where: Near Exchange Center Aiparetto
  • Cost: Viewing, free; Cosplay registration, 1000 yen; Camera registration, 500 yen
  • When: August 10, 8:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Hondoori Shopping District in Ureshino Onsen
Fireworks at the 38th Ureshino Onsen Festival
The climax of this show is the countdown to launch two super-sized fireworks.
  • When: August 11, 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm (Raindate of August 12)
  • Where: The multipurpose open space at Miyuki Park
Taku Yamakasa Festival
  • When: August 15 to 16, 6:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Where: Around JR Taku Station
Fireworks at Hadomisaki
  • When: August 22, 8:00 pm to 8:50 pm (Raindate of August 24)
  • Where: Hadomisaki Swimming Area in Karatsu
“Let’s Get Our Hands on a Steam Warship!” Exhibition
With Mietsu Naval Dock recently being designated as a World Heritage site, Chokokan will be showcasing writings by Naomasa, as well as three steamship models.
  • When: July 6 to September 12, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, closed Mondays and holidays
  • Where: Chokokan
  • Cost: 300
Nagoya Castle Virtual Experience
  • When: July 17 to August 30, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Mondays, or the day following holidays
  • Where: Nagoya Castle History Museum
  • Cost: Free, but identification must be presented to borrow the experience tablets
Mifuneyama Rakuen Bamboo Lights
  • When: July 17 to August 31, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (May be cancelled due to rain)
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen
  • Cost: ¥300 for adults, ¥100 for children (Free if you come in yukata or jinbei)
Imari Living Creatures Exhibit
  • When: July 25 to August 31, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed Mondays except August 31
  • Where: Imari City History Museum
Rulers of the Deep Special Exhibit
  • When: July 11 to September 27, 9:15 am to 5:15 pm (6:00 pm on weekends and 7:00 pm over summer vacation), closed July 13, September 1-4, 7 and 14
  • Where: Saga Prefecture Science Museum yumeginga
  • Cost: 510 yen

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