August Events Calendar

Imari Beach — open for swimming
  • When: July 2 to August 27, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Imarinbiichi, Imari
Light-up of the Big Camphor Trees
  • When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays,July 14 to September 30 as well as August 14 and 15
  • Where: Takeo Shrine
Projecting Mapping at Mifuneyama
  • When: 20:00 to 22:30, July 14 to August 14, 19:30 to 22:30, August 15 to October 9
  • Where: Mifuneyama, Takeo
  • Cost: 1600 yen
Waterfall and Maple Tree Illumination
  • When: July 14 to September 30, the park opens at 18:00, illumination from 19:30 to 22:00
  • Where: Yoko Museum, Keishuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 800 yen
  • Link
Benoit x Dri x Takao African live! in Saga
  • When: August 4, 19:30 to 22:30
  • Where: Theater Schiema, Saga City
  • Cost: 2500 yen, includes one drink
  • Link
Kashima Dance Event
  • When: 19:00, August 4 and 5
  • Where: The shopping district in the heart of Kashima
Yoshinogari Summer Festival
  • When: August 5, 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:15 to 21:00
  • Where: Afternoon session, near Higashi Sefuri Middle School; Evening session, the Self Defense Forces Base
  • Details: Entrance is free, but some afternoon events require reservation (but I can’t find a link to more info on how to make the reservations…)
Saga Castle Town Fireworks Festival
  • When: August 5, 20:30 to 21:00
  • Where: Near Saga Prefectural Gym and Library, Saga City
Saga Castle Town Sakae-no-kuni Festival
  • When: August 5 and 6
  • Where: Chuuodoori, the main street of Saga City
Kodomo Gion Yamakasa Festival
  • When: August 5 and 6, start time depends on the tide
  • Where: Kodomo area, Yobuko, Karatsu
Saga Castle Town Sakae no Kuni Festival
  • When: August 5 and 6, exact times for events varies
  • Where: Chuo Dori, Saga City
Docchan Festival
  • When: August 6, 10:00 to 21:30
  • Where: Hama-cho crosswalk area, Imari
Ogi Mudskipper Kingdom Summer Festival
  • When: August 10, 20:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Mutsugorou Park, Ogi
Ureshi-Carnival
  • When: August 10, 19:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Hondoori main street, Ureshino
43rd Yobuko Port Fireworks Festival
  • Details: Approximately 2000 fireworks will be launched
  • When: August 11, 20:30 to 21:10
  • Where: Yobuko Port, Karatsu
40th Ureshino Onsen Fireworks Festival
  • Details: About 2500 fireworks will be launched
  • When: August 11, 20:30 to 21:15
  • Where: Miyuki Park, Ureshino
Haunted House at Hizen Yumekaido
  • When: August 13, 20:00 to 22:00 (last entrance at 21:30)
  • Where: Hizen Yumekaido, Ureshino
  • Cost: 500 yen
47th Shiota Summer Festival
  • Details: About 1300 fireworks will be launched
  • When: August 16, 20:00 to 20:40
  • Where: On the Shitogawa River near Shiota Chomin Grounds, Ureshino City
3rd Kashima Shimin Fireworks Festival
  • When: August 19, 20:15 to 21:00
  • Where: Shingomori Kaigan, Kashima
3rd Hato Misaki Fireworks Festival
  • When: August 26, 20:00 to 20:40
  • Where: Hato Misaki, Karatsu
Dutch Jazz in Saga: The Quartet
  • When: Day 1: August 31, 19:00 (doors open at 18:30)
    Day 2: September 1, 19:00 (doors open at 18:30)
  • Where: Day 1: Romanza, Saga City
    Day 2: Saga Castle History Museum, Saga City
  • Cost: 2000 yen
  • Tickets: Apply for tickets by the end of July here. There is a limit of 150 guests per performance.

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