February 2016 Local Event Calendar

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.

Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of February.  Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info provided on each event to verify information. If you know of an additional event that you’d like to share with our readers, please add it to the comments below!

2016 02 February Local Events Calendar

Latern Festival at Murasaki Mura

February 1st – 7th

Ryukyu Glass Art Indigo Sale
An annual sale on popular hand blown glass products.  Glass Art Ai Co. 211-1 Nakayama, Nago.  0980-53-2110

Tulip Fair
Over 80,000 tulip bulbs in bloom.  Tropical Dream Center, Ocean Expo Park. 424 Ishikawa, Motobu.  8:30am – 17:30pm.  ¥350 – ¥690. 0980-48-3624

Mount Yae Cherry Blossom Festival
Approximately 7,000 cherry trees like the 3km mountain road.  Mount Yae Sakura-no-Mori Park.  Free Admission.

Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossoms and night lightings.  Sitting 100 meters above sea level, the path leading to the castle will be lit with candles. Traditional Okinawan entertainment.  Nakijin Castle Ruins, 5101 Imadomari, Nakijin Village. 8am – 9pm, night lighting 6pm – 9pm).  ¥300 – ¥400

Okinawa International Orchid Show
30th edition for the Ocean Expo Park orchid show.  Over 30,000 orchids, events, workshops, and music performances.  

February 1st – 21st

Ryukyu Lantern Festival
The first ever lantern festival held at Murasaki Mura.  Variety of entertainment, classical and modern music, dancing, food stands and more.  Murasaki Mura, 1020-1 Takashiho, Nakagami, Yomitan.  9am – 10pm daily.  ¥400 – ¥600.

February 1st – March 31st

Dog Run at Azama Sun Set Beach
Half acre grass field surrounded by nature and water for your dogs to run.  Azama Sun Set Beach, 1141- Azama, Chinen, Nanjo. ¥500 first dog, ¥350 for an additional dog.  9am – 5pm. 

February 4th

Baseball – Chunichi Dragons Practice
Chunichi Dragons professional baseball team practice.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan

February 5th

Baseball – Fighters Spring Training
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters practice in Nago.  Kunigami Stadium.  Kuina Eco-Sports Recreation Park.  8-1 Hanji, Kunigami.

2 Star
Live street performance.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 5pm – 7pm. Free

February 6th

Promenade Concert
Free concert performed by local & US military schools.  Koza Music Town, Otoichiba 3rd Floor.  Starts at 2pm.

February 6th – 7th

Okinawa Flower & Food Festival
Local production and consumption. Flower designs, contest and sales. Lots of local food.  Onoyama Sports Park, 52 Onoyama, Naha 098-86-9446.  No onsite parking, take monorail.

February 7th

KOZA Craft Beer Festival
7 Breweries from Japan will have their craft available for purchase.  Each beer costs ¥500.  Koza Music Town, 1F. Free admission. 12pm – 6pm.

February 8th

Baseball – Chunichi Dragons Practice
Chunichi Dragons professional baseball team practice.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan

February 10th

Baseball – Fighters Spring Training
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters practice in Nago.  Kunigami Stadium.  Kuina Eco-Sports Recreation Park.  8-1 Hanji, Kunigami.

February 10 – 14th

Naha Villa Cherry Blossom Festival
Within walking distance of Kokusai Street, about 400 cherry trees line the walkway throughout Yogi Park.

February 13th

2 Star
Live street performance.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 5pm – 7pm. Free

Wine & Art Night
Okinawa chalk artist Yukiko Sato is offering a chalk art with wine event.  Tickets available on website an include unlimited wine, soft drinks, tapas and art materials.  Ayakari No Mori 1214 Kishaba, Kitanakagsuku. ¥3,000 – ¥5,000. 6:30pm – 9pm

February 13th – 14th

Sakura Zaka Marche
“Small town festival” filling the streets with music and art.  Kibogaoka Park, 3-2 Makishi, Naha.  11am – 5pm. Free admission. Sakurazaka ASYLUM is being held in conjunction of this event.

Sakurazaka ASYLUM
Music, movies, paintings. Over 60 musicians and dozens of other artists.  Tickets available online, advance purchase recommended. ¥4,000 or ¥7,000 for both days.  Sakura Zaka Marche is being held in conjunction to this event.

February 14th

Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra
Music Town Sound Market, 3F, 1-1-1 Ueshi, Okinawa City. 3pm Curtain, 4pm Performance Starts.  ¥1,000 – ¥2,000 including one drink ticket.  098-932-1949

SNG
Live street performance.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 4pm – 7pm. Free

February 15th

Baseball – Fighters Spring Training
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters practice in Nago.  Kunigami Stadium.  Kuina Eco-Sports Recreation Park.  8-1 Hanji, Kunigami.

Baseball – Chunichi Dragons Practice
Chunichi Dragons professional baseball team practice.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan

February 19th

Baseball – Fighters Spring Training
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters practice in Nago.  Kunigami Stadium.  Kuina Eco-Sports Recreation Park.  8-1 Hanji, Kunigami.

February 20th

Baseball – Yomiuri Giants vs. DeNA Exhibition
Exhibition game in Naha.  Okinawa Cellular Stadium. 42-1 Onoyama, Naha.

Baseball  Chunichi Dragons vs. Chiba Lotte Marines
Exhibition game.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan ¥1,000 – ¥2,000

JRM Okinawa
UFO crop circle, photo exhibition, alien costumes, comic books, dance performances.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 1pm – 6pm. Free

February 20th – 21st

Chuba Kwacchii Festa
A gathering of popular restaurants from central Okinawa.  Will run in conjunction with the Okinawa Marathon.  10am – 5pm.  Okinawa Comprehensive Park.  Free.

February 20th – April 10th

Piece of Peace
World heritage exhibit built with LEGO bricks. 3 Part exhibit. Urasoe City Museum of Art. 1-9-2 Fellow, Urasoe.  9:30am – 5pm. ¥600 – ¥800.

February 21st

Nakano-machi Yakarazu
Prefecture musicians, Ryujyu dancers, actors, comedians, and street performance people perform in a variety of shows.  Music Town Sound Market, 3F, 1-1-1 Ueshi, Okinawa City. 5:30pm Doors, 6pm Show. ¥1,500 – ¥2,500. 098-932-1949

Baseball – Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Exhibition
Exhibition game in Naha.  Okinawa Cellular Stadium. 42-1 Onoyama, Naha.

Baseball  Chunichi Dragons vs. Chiba Lotte Marines
Exhibition game.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan ¥1,000 – ¥2,000

JRM Okinawa
UFO crop circle, photo exhibition, alien costumes, comic books, dance performances.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 1pm – 6pm. Free

February 22nd

Baseball – Fighters Spring Training
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters practice in Nago.  Nago Municipal Stadium.  21 Century Forest Park.  2-1-1 Miyazato, Nago.

Baseball – Chunichi Dragons Practice
Chunichi Dragons professional baseball team practice.  Chatan Baseball Field, Chatan

Bullfighting
Lunar New Year Bullfighting.  ¥3,000 Men, ¥2,000 Women.  Uruma Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome, 3302 Ishikawa, Uruma.  1pm.

February 26th

Uchina Music Festa
Live music festival.  Details to be announced.  Music Town Sound Market, 3F, 1-1-1 Ueshi, Okinawa City. 5pm Doors Open.  6pm Start.  ¥3,000. Contact [email protected] for inquiries. Tickets available for purchase on website.

2 Star
Live street performance.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 5pm – 7pm. Free

February 27th – 28th

Yomitan Pottery Festival
A yearly event located at the JA Farmers Market Yun. 2346-11 Kina, Yomitan.  10am – 7pm.

February 28th

YellowSoul
Live street performance.  Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 12pm – 7pm. Free

Okinawa Food Flea
Local food, local crafts, local entertainment.  Read about a previous Food Flea on OkiHai.  Free. Bring Yen for purchases. Ginowan Marina. 12pm – 6pm.

Illuminations

Zakimi Castle Ruins: 708-4 Zakimi, Yomitan.  Daily 6pm – 9pm. Free.  Weather dependant.
Stardust Fantasia: Kanucha Resort, 156-2 Abe, Nago.  Daily 6pm. ¥3,000 at event, ¥2000 in advance.

Ashibi Winter Elegance: Ashibina Outlet Mall, 1-188 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku.  Free. Illuminations until February 14th.  Snowfall at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.  Illumination show at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm. Daily. 098-891-6000

Tonan Night Decoration: Southeast Botanical Gardens. Illuminations until February 14th. 5pm – 10pm.  Admission ¥1,000 – ¥1,800. Annual passes available.

Yaese Park Nighttime Lighting: 170 lanterns light up the cherry trees.  Yaese Park. 6pm – 9pm. Free.

Other

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