Each year in Autumn, like hundreds of cities around Japan, Satte City have a ‘citizen festival’. The Satte Citizen Festival is on for one day annually. It used to be in November, but in 2023 it will be in October. The highlights of the festival this year, include a hot air balloon ride, a small fireworks display and Anpanman show.
Satte Citizen Festival 2023
The Satte Citizen Festival is held in Gongendo Number two park. The Number Two park, which they have also named ‘Happy Park’, was the last to open of the four parks that make up “Gongendo Park”. It only opened in the last year. It is located close to the number four park, which is also known as Gongendo Sakura Zutsumi, which is the flower park renowned for its daffodils in winter, cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangea in summer and spider lilies in September.
The one day citizen festival is officially on from 10 am to 5 pm. But the hot air balloon rides will start before that time and the fireworks are launched from 5 pm. They haven’t disclosed how many fireworks they will launch. For the hot air balloon ride (moored), you need to pick up a participation ticket (subject to availability, first come, first served) and they will be distributed from 7.30 am. The rides will start from 8 am. In addition, there will be a flea market, food trucks, a road train, a work vehicle corner, Anpanman shows and other live performances.
Event: Satte Citizen Festival 幸手市民まつり
Date: Saturday October 28th 2023
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: there is no admission fee. They have not yet disclosed how much they are charging for the hot air balloon ride or the road train.
Venue: Happy Park, Gongendo #2 Park,
The park is a ten minute drive from the Satte Interchange on Ken-O expressway. It is also about 20 minutes from the Kuki Interchange of the Tohoku Expressway. There is free parking available from 8.30 am to 7 pm until the end of September and to 5 pm from October.
It only takes about 45 minutes from Kita-Senju Station or an hour from Asakusa Station in Tokyo to Satte Station. There is a free shuttle bus directly to Happy Park on the day of the festival, from Satte Station.