Early
~
Mid
Sep
 2023

Sasebo Seaside Festival, Nagasaki

10:00am – 9:00pm
Free

Nagasaki becomes Kyushu’s party capital in early August, 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 isn’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. 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.

For 2022, the fireworks will launch on Sunday, September 11 at 20:00. Tickets are available from ¥1,000 if you want to get a good spot, but otherwise you can see it from a number of areas.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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