The Kōbe Festival is a citywide festival. While the main event happens on one day near Sannomiya Station, each of the city’s nine wards should* have celebrations the day before.
*We say should because it is up to each ward whether they participate or not.
The big parade happens on Sunday along Sannomiya Flower Road usually starting at noon.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.