August Events Calendar

There’s a lot going on around Saga this month, including many firework shows! (Listed at the bottom)
Kashima Odori Dance Festival
  • When: August 5 and 6, 19:00
  • Where: The shopping area, downtown Kashima City
Beer Garden Hoshinomi 2016
  • When: July 29, 30, August 5, 6
  • Where: The roof of the Aiparetto, Taku City
  • Cost: Entrance is free
Joubaru River Hangi Festival
  • Details: “Boat” races in wooden barrels. There will also be dance performances, a soumen eating contest, bon odori and fireworks
  • When: August 6, races at 11:30 and 17:00
  • Where: Joubaru River Park
Sakae no Kuni Festival
  • When: August 6 and 7, 14:00 to 22:00 (fireworks the first night)
  • Where: On the main street between Saga Station and Saga Castle
King of Curry Showdown
  • Details: This is an event to choose the best curry and showcase local ingredients
  • When: August 7, 11:00 to 15:30 (Polls close at 15:45)
  • Where: Karatsu City Furusato Kaikann Arupino
  • Cost: Food tickets are 1000 yen in advance, 1200 yen the day of (supplies limited)
  • Link
Docchan Festival
  • When: August 7, 10:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Imari City around the Hamacho Crossing
Ureshikarnival
  • When: August 10, 19:00
  • Where: Ureshino Onsen shopping district
Ninja de Meguru
  • Details: Dress like a ninja (free) and walk through town. Shuriken competition at 13:00 (sign-up at the park)
  • When: August 11, 10:00 to 17:00 (Same day as the Ureshino Summer Festival and fireworks)
  • Where: Ureshino Onsen shopping district
  • Link
Useum Arita
  • Details: Local foods presented on works by top porcelain makers and exhibition of the the ARITAEPISODE2 products.
  • When: August 11 to November 27 (It’s not stated on advertisement, but this museum is usually closed Mondays)
  • Where: Kyushu Cermic Musuem, Arita
Projection Mapping by Team Lab in Takeo
  • When: August 15 to September 25, 20:00 to 22:30, Mifuneyama; 20:00 to 22:00, Takeo Ookusu, etc.
  • Cost: Entrance to Mifuneyama is 700 yen
Taku Yamagasa
  • When: August 15 and 16
  • Where: Around Taku Station
Ureshino Banka
  • Details: An event to enjoy Ureshino tea, Ureshino’s pottery Hizen Yoshida ware and foods
  • When: Lunch/Dinner August 26 to 31, 12:00/18:00; Ureshino Tea/Bar August 26 to 28, 11:00 to 18:00/18:00 to 22:00
  • Where: Wataya Bessou
  • Cost: Lunch 8000 yen, Dinner 15,000 yen, tea and drinks at cost
  • Link

Fireworks

Mutsugorou Kingdom Fireworks
  • When: August 3, 21:00 to 21:40 (Rain date August 8)
  • Where: Launched near Mutsugorou Park Grounds in Ogi City
Hamatama Fireworks
  • When: August 5, 20:00 (Rain date August 7)
  • Where: Launched from the beach, 5 minutes from Hamazaki Station
Saga Castle Town Fireworks
  • When: August 6, 20:30 to 21:00 (Rain date  August 7) (Same day as Sakae no Kuni Festival)
  • Where: Saga City, launched from behind the Prefectural Library
Imari Fireworks
  • When: August 6, 20:00 to 20:45 (Rain date August 7)
  • Where: Launched 10 minutes on foot from the Matsuura Imari Station
Yobuko Port Fireworks
  • When: August 7, 20:00 to 20:30 (Rain date August 8)
  • Where: Yobuko
Ureshino Onsen Summer Festival and Fireworks
  • When: August 11, 20:30 to 21:15 (Rain date August 12) (Same day as Ninja de Meguru)
  • Where: Near the Miyuki Park baseball field in Ureshino City
Shiota Festival
  • When: August 16, 20:00 to 20:40 (Rain date August 18)
  • Where: Near Ureshino City Hall
Hatomisaki Fireworks
  • When: August 27, 20:00 to 20:50 (Rain date August 29)
  • Where: Launched near the Hatomisaki Bus Stop

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