August events, festivals and fireworks in Saitama

Events, fireworks and festivals on in the month of August, 2024, in Saitama Prefecture. Each event listed below is linked to a page with further information, where you will also find the official website for the location / event. However, if there is an ⇗ in front of the link it indicates that it is already directed to the official website OR a source in the Japanese language. I add events almost daily as they are scheduled and / or confirmed – until I go on my summer holidays, on a date yet to be decided!

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August Festivals, Fireworks and Event Information

Daily Events 2024

Events on every day, that an attraction is open, in August, bearing in mind some of these are weather dependent. The ⇗ symbol in front of a link indicates that the link is to an external, usually Japanese language, source. Most often the official website. A ★ in front of the event name indicates that it is particularly of note.

  1. Colorful display (Saitama City)
  2. Wind chimes (Saitama City)
  3. Salvia flowers (Saitama City)
  4. Mishashi Park Summer Pool (Saitama City) until September 1st
  5. Owada Park Pool (Saitama City)
  6. Harayama summer pool (Saitama City)
  7. Shimoochia summer pool (Saitama City)
  8. Summer afternoon tea (Saitama City)
  9. Enmusubi wind chimes (Kawagoe)
  10. “Hello! Kawagoe Art” exhibition (Kawagoe)
  11. Kawagoe Aqua Park (Kawagoe)
  12. Mermaid Afternoon Tea Set (Kawagoe)
  13. Sakana-Kun no Gyokuraku Fish Exhibition (Sayama)
  14. Immersive Monet exhibition (Tokorozawa)
  15. Seibuen Big Summer Festival (Tokorozawa)
  16. Water Fes at Sayama Skiing Ground (Tokorozawa)
  17. Seibuen Pools (Tokorozawa)
  18. Volume 3 of Tatsuo Takayama’s retrospective exhibitions (Tokorozawa)
  19. Cool mist and Torii Light Up (Tokorozawa)
  20. Elves’ Forest (Hanno)
  21. Moominvalley Water Play (Hanno)
  22. New Sunpia Hotel Leisure Pool (Ogose)
  23. Colorful Summer Party (Ogose)
  24. Mizonuma Kids Pool (Asaka)
  25. Warabi Central Pool (Warabi)
  26. Children’s pool (Toda) until September 15th.
  27. Shirakobato Aqua Park (Koshigaya)
  28. Esports exhibition with hands on experiences (Kawaguchi)
  29. Waseda Park Pool (Misato)
  30. Tobu Super Pool (Miyashiro)
  31. Kazo Hanasaki Aqua Park (Kazo)
  32. Water hyacinth (Kazo)
  33. Rice field art (Gyoda)
  34. Coleus flowers (Namegawa)
  35. Keiryu Hiroba water play area (Namegawa)
  36. Blueberry picking (Namegawa)
  37. Zoo Splash Pool (Higashimatsuyama)
  38. Natsumode Wind chimes (Higashimatsuyama)
  39. Sunflower maze (Kumagaya)
  40. Papercut limited edition goshuin (Kumagaya) subject to availability
  41. Beach Pool (Kumagaya)
  42. Saitama Museum of River’s water play (Yorii)
  43. “Alien species in Saitama” exhibition (Nagatoro) until October 14th.
  44. Barbecue in Saitama (Various)
  45. Campsites in Saitama and Kanto (Various)
  46. Water play in Saitama (Various)
  47. River play in Saitama (Various)

Weekend events during August + big weekday events

Hereafter, events on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays as well as the larger festivals that fall on weekdays. In addition, anything in the daily list is also on, if the venue is open. Often attractions are closed one day a week, with Monday closures being the most common. Also, bear in mind, some of these events are dependent on the weather (including temperatures)! The ⇗ symbol in front of a link indicates that the link is to an external, usually Japanese language, source. A ★ in front of the event name indicates its an event of note.

Thursday August 1st 2024

A special weekday entry for this lively festival;

The Nakasendo Matsuri is also on:


Friday August 2nd 2024

Events on today include everything in the daily list, all things equal, and the events below. I’ve separated them into “festivals and fireworks” and “all other events”:

Festivals and Fireworks in Saitama on August 2nd

All other events in Saitama on August 2nd

Even more August events will be added soon


Saturday August 3rd 2024

Events on today include everything in the daily list, all things equal (some are weather dependent), and the events below. I’ve separated them into “festivals and fireworks” and “all other events”:

Festivals and Fireworks in Saitama on August 3rd

All other events in Saitama on August 3rd


Sunday August 4th 2024

Events on today include everything in the daily list, all things equal, and the events below. I’ve separated them into “festivals and fireworks” and “all other events”:

Festivals and Fireworks in Saitama on August 4th

All other events in Saitama on August 4th


Tuesday August 6th 2024

A special weekday entry for the Omiya Nisshin Tanabata Festival, which is also on tomorrow, August 7th, too.

There is also a Tanabata Lantern Night at Yakyu Inari (the baseball) shrine tonight AND tomorrow, August 7th 2024, too:


Friday August 9th 2024


Saturday August 10th 2024

Festivals and Fireworks in Saitama on August 10th

All other events in Saitama on August 10th


Sunday August 11th 2024


Public holiday Monday August 12th 2024


Wednesday August 14th 2024

A special weekday entry for two events. First, for this special festival, Chichibu Ondo Festival:

Second, the extra light up, both tonight and tomorrow night, Wednesday the 14th and Thursday 15th of August, at Akebono Children’s Forest:

It is also the last day of the Pop up play aquarium (Higashimatsuyama).


Thursday August 15th 2024

A weekday entry for two festivals, both original, incredible festivals. Nagatoro Funadama Festival:

And Inomata Hundred Light Festival:


Friday August 16th 2024


Saturday August 17th 2024


Sunday August 18th 2024


Friday August 23rd 2024


Saturday August 24th 2024


Sunday August 25th 2024


Thursday August 29th 2024

A special weekday entry for this special festival with fireworks:

Friday August 30th 2024

Saturday August 31st 2024

Even more August events will be added soon.


Events showcased in the feature photo at the top of the post, clockwise from top left;

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