East Omiya Summer Festival

As part of a collective of summer festivals called “Omiya Summer Festivals”, the east gate of Higashi Omiya Station throw a party each August! The East gate’s festival is a two day celebration, always on the first Friday and Saturday of August. Moreover, on the Saturday night they have a firework display.

East Omiya Summer Festival

In 2024, the dates are Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd. Over the two days you can enjoy Bon Odori, a market, food trucks, and several children’s events. Kids perform dances at the festival too. In addition, there are several other live performances. For many, the highlight of the festival though is the fireworks! They are launched on the Saturday night. They have the “Niagara” type fireworks – that light up the sky like a cascading waterfall. If there is heavy rain it is likely to be cancelled. Please check the official website for any last minute changes.


Event: East (Higashi) Omiya Summer Festival 2024 第28回東大宮サマーフェスティバル

Dates: Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd 2024

Times: from 4 pm to 9 pm on the Friday and from 2 pm to 9.30 pm on the Saturday.

Cost: there is no admission fee, bring some cash for food and drink!

Venue: Higashi Omiya Central Park, 542-1 Higashiomiya, Minuma Ward, Saitama City 337-0051. View on Google Maps.


Higashi Omiya central park is about a five minute walk from JR Higashi Omiya station. There is no official parking for this event.

There are dozens of other festivals on in Saitama City this year. Including another festival on the Friday, August 2nd, also in Omiya.

For more summer festivals and events in Saitama, please see the main event category.


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