Held in Wakayama since 1948, this festival sees over 3,500 fireworks light up the sky. One of the highlights is the 1000 m-long Niagara Falls display, which creates a waterfall of fire. The best place for viewing is Shirahama Beach, which will be filled with Yukata-clad couples and plenty of food stalls. This event is the start of the summer fireworks displays in Shirahama - small fireworks displays take place on most evenings throughout July and August, with August 10 being the biggest display. Schedule 2023 Nanki Shirahama Fireworks Festa About 3,500 fireworks will be launched on August 10, but no food stalls will be open this year. The launch time is 8:10pm and ends at 8:40pm. Shirahama Fireworks Rally Smaller displays, around 800 fireworks each time, will each happen on the following Sundays: July 16, 23, and 30, and August 20 and 27. They'll launch from 8:10 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.