Events

August 2017 Events

Compiled by Zoe Kirkland

Welcome to the prefecture for everyone currently settling into Aomori life. As usual, the new JET year is full of summer fun across the prefecture. Get out and check out some great events near and far! It’s #RoadTripSeason!

Our top picks are listed in bold Everything is worth checking out, so nothing has been listed in bold this time around! (Links lead to English sites where possible.) Links/information may be added and/or updated periodically, so check back every once in a while!

Note: Due to the number of events this month, AJET/Regional Representative (RR)-organized events are listed first and other events are separated by location: Shimokita Area, Tsugaru Area, Nanbu Areas, and Tohoku (Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata).

August 4 – Hirosaki Neputa Meetup @ Hirosaki City
August 5 – Aomori Nebuta Festival Block 1 Meetup @ Aomori City
August 5 – Goshogawara Tachineputa Meetup @ Goshogawara City
August 11 – East Tsugaru Welcome Event @ Aomori City
August 11 – Sanpachi Regional Welcome Party @ Viking Tei, Hachinohe City
August 11/12 – NW & SC Tsugaru Beach-a-palooza @ Hamanasu Park, Ajigasawa Town

Shimokita Area
August 4 – Mutsu City Fireworks Display @ Mutsu City
August 4-6 – Ominato Nebuta Festival @ Mutsu City
August 14 – Blue Marine Festival @ Oma Town
August 14 – Yamame (Landlocked Masu Salmon) Catching Festival @ Kawauchi, Mutsu City
August 15 – Sai Village Summer Festival @ Sai Village
August 16 – Tourou Nagashi (Floating Lanterns) @ Ozai River, Sai Village
August 15-16 – Orito Shrine Festival @ Kazamaura Village
August 15-17 – Wakinosawa Hachiman Shrine Grand Festival @ Mutsu City
August 18-20 – Tanabu Festival @ Mutsu City
August 14-15 – Kawauchi Nebuta Festival @ Mutsu City

Tsugaru Area

July 30-August 5 – Kuroishi Neputa Festival @ Kuroishi City
August 1 – Asamushi Onsen Fireworks Display @ Aomori City
August 1-7 – Hirosaki Neputa @ Hirosaki City
August 1-16 – Tsugaru Kanayama-yaki Pottery Summer Festival @ Goshogawara City
August 2-3 – Fujisaki Summer Festival Neputa Parade @ Fujisaki Town
August 2-3 – Hirakawa Neputa Festival @ Hirakawa Town
August 2-7 – Aomori Nebuta @ Aomori City
August 3 – Goshogawara Fireworks Display @ Goshogawara City
August 4-8 – Goshogawara Tachinebuta @ Goshogawara City
August 4-9 – Arauma Festival @ Imabetsu Town
August 11 – Nagashiko Parade @ Fujisaki Town
August 6 – Tamamatsu Marine Festival @ Yomogita Village
August 9-11 – Itayanagi Apple Lantern Festival & Fireworks Display @ Itayanagi Town
August 13-16 – Moya Plateau Summer Festival @ Moya Hills, Aomori City
August 14 – Asamushi Onsen Nebuta Festival @ Aomori City
August 14-20 – Namioka Kitabatake Festival @ Aomori City
August 14-16 – Tsuruta Festival @ Tsuruta Town
August 15-20 – Kuroishi Yosare @ Kuroishi Town
August 16 – Okawara Hinagashi (literally “Fire Floating”) @ Kuroishi City
August 19 – Niji Rock Festival @ Kuroishi City
August 20 – Tsugaru Fireworks Display @ Fujisaki Town
August 25-27 – Tsugaru Uma-Ichi Horse Festival @ Tsugaru City

Nanbu Area
July 31-August 5 – Hachinohe Sansha Taisai @ Hachinohe City
August 2 – Kagami-Style Kiba Dakyu (Ancient Japanese Polo) @ Chojasan Shinra Shrine, Hachinohe City
August 8-10 – Art Station Towada Beer Garden @ Towada City
August 5 – Gonohe Summer Festival @ Gonohe Town
August 5 – Samba Carnival @ Towada City
August 11 – Towada Summer Dance & Miss Yukata Contest @ Towada City
August 16- Inaoi River Lantern Floating @ Towada City
August 12 – Nanbu Summer Festival @ Nanbu Town
August 14 – Yokohama Town Summer Festival & Fireworks Display @ Yokohama Town
August 14- Towada City Fireworks Display @ Towada City
August 14 – All-Japan University Sumo Tournament @ Towada City
August 15 – All-Japan High School Sumo Tournament @ Towada City
August 16 – Shichinohe Summer Festival @ Shichinohe Town
August 17-20 – Noheji Gion Festival @ Noheji Town
August 25-27 – Misawa Festival @ Misawa City
August 27 – Towada Rock Festival @ Towada City
August 20 – Hachinohe Fireworks Display @ Tatehana Port, Hachinohe City
August 12 – Tohoku Techno Music Festival @ Tohoku Town
August 24-27 – Tohoku Town Fall Festival @ Tohoku Town

Tohoku Summer Festivals
August 1-4 – Morioka Sansa Odori (Dance) @ Morioka City, Iwate
August 3-6 – Akita Kanto (Lantern) Festival @ Akita City
August 5-6 – Fukushima Waraji (Straw Sandal) Festival @ Fukushima City
August 5-7 – Yamagata Hanagasa (Flower Hat) Festival @ Yamagata City
August 6-8 – Sendai Tanabata Festival @ Sendai City, Miyagi
August 26 – Omagari National Fireworks Competition @ Omagari, Daisen City, Akita Koen

Ongoing
June 5-October 9 – Rice Field Art @ Inakadate Village
June 9-August 31 – A-Factory Beer Terrace @ Aomori City
July 20-September 4 – Hachinohe Relay Marathon Registration @ Online*
(*Marathon will be November 15 @ Higashi Undou Kouen (East Sports Park), Hachinohe City)
July 21-August 17 – Owani Onsen Summer Festival @ Owani Town

On the Horizon
Fall Festivals Galore!
September 2 – Kamikita Welcome Dinner @ Towada City
September 2 – Shimokita Welcome Party @ TBD

Did we forget an event? Write the wrong day? Need help translating event info into English?
E-mail us at GoodMorningAomori@gmail.com

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