Sun, Aug
15

Hitoyoshi Fireworks Festival

7:30pm – 8:00pm
Free

Taking place at the riverside in Nakagawahara Park in Hitoyoshi City, this fireworks festival would usually attract roughly 55,000 people to attend to ooh and ah at 5,000 pyrotechnics.

However, for the COVID affected 2021 edition, organizers are asking the public not to attend in person. Instead, you can watch it from home (if you live close by) or watch it live on YouTube.

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