Nagasaki becomes Kyushu’s party capital in early September, with the Sasebo Seaside Festival.
The festival’s main draw is the island’s largest firework display in the evening on the first day. If summer hanabi (fireworks) aren’t your jam (and if not, why not?), the Seaside Festival includes music, balloon art, jazz, food stalls, dance exhibitions, family games, traditional taiko drumming, and harbor cruises.
Previous festivals have attracted up to 280,000 visitors.
For 2023, the fireworks will launch on Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently not on sale yet, so make sure to check the website regularly for updates!
How to get there
The main venue is an easy 5-minute walk from JR Sasebo train station, and with a packed event schedule offering something for pretty much everyone, it would be an awesome day out for kids and adults alike.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.