Summer 2016 Fireworks

Here is a listing of scheduled fireworks events in Kumamoto this summer. As always, please confirm the event information beforehand as schedules are subject to change. While it highlights some of the bigger events in Kumamoto, ask around for smaller fireworks events in your area!

Much of this information is from WalkerJalan (2) and Jourdan. You can check out their websites for the latest information (Japanese only).

Date Time Name Location Number of Fireworks Other Info
Sunday, July 17 8:30PM-9:00PM Sanoyoi Fire Carnival Arao City – Greenland (Google Maps Link) 10000 500 yen for all day parking
Sunday, July 17 9:00PM-9:15PM Sazanami Festival Ariake, Amakusa City – Ripple Land (Google Maps Link) 1500 250 free parking spaces
500 parking spaces at 500 yen
All-day Festival
Saturday, July 23 8:00PM-9:00PM Misumi Port Festival Misumi, Uki City – Misumi Port (Google Maps Link) 2500 Cruise boat viewing available (at a fee)
Saturday, July 23 8:30PM-9:00PM Reihoku Ja-to Festival Reihoku Town, Amakusa District (Google Maps Link) 3000 Free parking
Saturday, July 30 8:30PM-9:15PM Amakusa Hondo Fireworks Festival Hondo, Amakusa City – Oyazaki Park (Google Maps Link) 12000 Free parking
Friday, August 5 8:00PM-9:00PM Tamana Nouryou Fireworks Festival Tamana City – Takase Bridge (Google Maps Link) 10001 Free parking
Friday, August 5 8:00PM-9:00PM Ganbarou Kumamoto! Fireworks Festival in Ueki Ueki Onsen, Kumamoto City (Google Maps Link) 7000 Free parking
Saturday, August 6 8:30PM-9:00PM Kikuchi Summer Festival Kikuchi City – Shimin Hiroba (Google Maps Link) 3000 Free parking
Sunday, August 7 8:40PM start Nagomi Kofun Festival Nagomi Town (Google Maps Link) 2000 Free parking
Sunday, August 14 8:30PM-9:00PM Shisui Koushi Park Summer Festival Shisuimachi, Kikuchi City (Google Maps Link) 1000 Stage events run from 5:00PM-8:30PM
Featuring some fireworks of 1.5 times normal size
Monday, August 15 8:00PM-9:00PM Kawashiri Floating Lantern and Fireworks Festival Kawashiri, Kumamoto City (Google Maps Link) 3000 Release of lanterns onto the river starts at 7:00PM
Monday, August 15 7:30PM-9:00PM Hitoyoshi Fireworks Festival Hitoyoshi City – Hitoyoshijoshi Park (Google Maps Link) 5000 Free parking
Monday, August 15 8:00PM-9:00PM Yamaga Lantern Festival Yamaga City (Google Maps Link) 4000 500 yen for all day parking
The 1000 Person Lantern Dance is on Tuesday, August 16 at Yamaga Elementary School (6:45PM-8:15PM and 9PM-10PM).
Wednesday, August 17 8:30PM-9:30PM Ebisu Summer Festival Taragi Town – Taragi Athletic Field (Google Maps Link) 3000 Free parking
Bon Dance also planned
Festival begins at 6:30PM
Friday, August 19 8PM start Oaso Fire Mountain Festival Uchinomaki, Aso City (Google Maps Link) 2016 Free parking
Saturday, August 20 9PM start Nagasu Town Summer Festival Nagasu Town (Google Maps Link) 2000 Festival begins at 4PM
Wednesday, August 24 8:00PM-8:30PM Hikawa Fireworks Festival Hikawa Town, Yatsushiro District (Google Maps Link) 500 No parking available
Saturday, October 15 6:00PM-8:00PM Yatsushiro Fireworks Festival Watashimachi, Yatsushiro City – Along banks of the Kuma River (Google Maps Link) 12000 Free parking
National Competition of Fireworks Makers