July Events Calendar

Circle Time
  • When: July 22, 13:30 to 15:00
  • Where: Saga Shoko Building, Saga City
  • Bonus info: Come to Shoko Building an hour early and you can enjoy a casual game of ping pong, too! 😀
66th Annual Kyushu Fireworks Festival
  • Details: One of the biggest and most impressive fireworks shows around!
  • When: July 15, 20:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Nishi-no-hama Beach, Karatsu
European Jazz Trio at Sotogoshoin
  • Details: Application for tickets open from June 1 to 30. If more tickets are requested than available, they will be given out by lottery. Successful ticket recipients will get a postcard in the mail. You can pay and exchange this postcard for tickets at the door. Maximum 4 tickets per applicant.
  • When: July 25, doors open at 18:30, performance from 19:00
  • Where: Sotogoshoin (the large tatami room), Saga Castle History Museum, Saga City
  • Cost: 3500 for adults
  • Link
  • Ticket application form
Jazz Kencho – Experience Jazz Bass
  • When: July 27, doors open at 18:00, performance from 18:30
  • Where: Saga Chika (the Prefectural Office basement cafeteria), basement floor 1 of the Saga Prefectural Office
  • Cost: Free! And no reservation needed.
Music on the Waterside
  • When: July 28, doors open at 15:30, performance from 16:00
  • Where: Holland House (Old Saga Bank Gofuku-machi Branch), Gofuku-machi, Saga City
  • Cost: Free! There are 30 seats reserved for high school students only, but anyone may stand and watch.
Saga Sparkly Skies Night Market
  • When: Saturdays July 7 to August 4, 18:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Shirayama shopping area, Saga City
Hama Gion Festival
  • When: July 13 to July 15,
  • Where: Matsuoka Shrine and Wakamiya Shrine, Kashima
Imari Okawachiyama Windchime Festival
  • When: June 16 to August 31
  • Where: The entire Okawachiyama area, Imari
Light-up at Keishuen Park
  • When: Weekends and holidays from July 20 to September 30, open 17:30 to 22:00, light-up from 19:30
  • Where: Keishuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 800 yen
  • Link
Team LAB Projection Mapping at Mifuneyama Rakuen
  • When: Evenings from July 20 to October 28 (see the event page for exact times)
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 1200 yen
Tosu Yamakasa
  • When: July 21 and 22, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Tosu Yasaka Shrine and surrounding area, Tosu
Hamasaki Gion Festival
  • When: July 21 and 22
  • Where: Near Hamasaki Station, Karatsu
Ogi Gion Summer Festival
  • When: July 21 (evening) and 22
  • Where: Matsuo 3594, Ogi-cho, Ogi
All-Japan Rhinoceros Beetle Sumo Tournament in Tara
  • When: July 22
  • Where: Tara Town B&G Kaisen Center Gymnasium, Tara
Karatsu Saturday Evening Market
  • When: Every Saturday from July 21 to August 11, 18:00 to 22:00
  • Where: The central shopping area around Karatsu Station, Karatsu
Kodomo Gion Yamakasa
  • When: July 27 and 28
  • Where: Kodomo area of Yobuko, Karatsu City
Summer Festival, Lantern Festival, and Antique Market at Kagami Shrine
  • When: July 28, antique market from 9:00 to 16:00, shrine ceremonies from 17:30, lanterns for 18:30
  • Where: Kagami Shrine, Karatsu
Nanayama Waterfall Race
  • When: July 29, opening ceremony at 10:00, ending ceremony at 15:30
  • Where: Karatsu
  • Cost: 3500 yen
Karatsu Bay Raft Competition
  • When: July 29
  • Where: Nishi-no-hama Beach, Karatsu
  • Cost: 2000 yen per raft, plus 2000 yen per participant for insurance
Moriagara-night 2018
  • Details: Enjoy live music while drinking and eating delicious food.
  • When: July 29, doors open at 18:00, event from 19:00 to 21:00 (Will be rescheduled to August 4 in the event of rain)
  • Where: The area around Taku Confucius Temple, Taku
  • Cost: 1000 yen, includes one free drink
Festival Tosu
  • When: July 29, 12:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Around the area surrounding Tosu Station, Tosu
Castle Bay Beach Festival
  • Details: There will be a banana boat and other marine sports experiences set up.
  • When: July 29, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Nishi-no-hama Beach, Karatsu
  • Cost: 500 yen per marine sports experience
Oshimasan Mairi
  • When: July 31
  • Where: Nanaura Kaihin Sports Park, Kashima
Imari Beach Open for Swimming
  • When: July 1 to August 28
  • Where: Imarin’ Beach, Imari
Botayama Wanpaku Park Grass Skiing
  • When: April 1 to October 31, 10:00 to 18:00, closed Wednesdays
  • Where: Botayama Wanpaku Park, Omachi

Featured Image: Mifuneyama Rakuen

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