Hakodate Port Festival

Hakodate Minato-matsuri
August 1st - 5th , 2016
This is the largest summer event in Hakodate. There is a fireworks display at the port on the first day. Wasshoi Hakodate is parades, which involve over 20,000 paraders. In the parades, some women dressed in kimono dance traditional Hakodate Port Dance, some perform passionate YOSAKOI dance, and the others dance Squid Dance, Hakodate's specialty. Squid Dance is so easy that the spectators can join the parade and dance it together.

DATA 1Throughout the city

The Parade runs from 4:00 pm to around 9:30 pm
Several locations around the city
0138-27-3535 To call from abroad to Hakodate
http://www.hakodate-minatomatsuri.org/ (Japanese)