Find out what’s on in Saitama this weekend with the best Saitama event list on the web. If its on in Saitama, its on insaitama.com!
Please see the grey “details box” at the bottom of each individual event for dates, hours, prices, location and external links.
**During the 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
CANCELLED Misato Summer Festival and fireworks
August 21 @ 16:30 - 20:30Free
The Misato Summer Festival is held annually in the second half of August. Usually on a Friday. There are fireworks at this festival too. They are the 7th most popular fireworks display in Saitama. Approximately 14000 fireworks are launched. Before the fireworks there is usually a show with some performances.
However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Misato Summer Festival and fireworks have been cancelled.
2019 Misato Summer Festival Information
The 2019 date is Friday August 23rd in Edogawa Undo Park. The fireworks will be postponed in the event of heavy rain. Morning of 23rd update – despite the rain they are currently (10:23 am) still planning to go ahead. However, the main viewing area is water logged. There are still tickets left in the charged viewing area. Please check with the official site for further changes / up-to-date information .
The event kicks off at 4.30 pm with the stage performances. There is a children’s dance performance followed by some live music. The Fireworks opening ceremony is at 7 pm and the launch is from 7.15 pm. It finishes up around 8.30 pm.
Access Misato Summer Festival
Approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Musashino LIne’s Misato station. Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.
There are free shuttle buses to Misato Chuo station when the fireworks are finished. They run between 8 pm and 9.30 pm. The ride is about 40 minutes due to the pedestrian traffic the buses go much slower than normal.
Featured image at head of page from the official Misato city website, also linked in the grey details box below. You can also find detailed information here.
For more fireworks this weekend and other events in Saitama please see the main event pages.
Moved from the main In Saitama blog section to the events section in 2018. Updated annually. Last re-publish May 16th 2020.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.