Hakodate Port Festival
August 1 to 5
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.