March 2016 Local Event Calendar

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.

Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of March. 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!

March

March 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.

Kanucha Hananiwa (Kana) Festa
Coming to spring festival held on 800,000 sqr meters. Many many flowers on display. Kanucha Resort. 156-2 Abe, Nago.

Nago Chrysanthemum Doll Exhibition at Neo Park
Variety of mums displayed to look like dolls. Neo Park Okinawa. ¥220 – ¥660. 0980-52-6348

March 1st – 6th

Bougainvillea Fair
Bougainvilleas in bloom EVERYWHERE at Southeast Botanical Gardens. ¥500 -¥1,500. 9am – 6pm. Weekends 9am – 10pm. 098-939-2555

March 1st

Live House Mod Anniversary
31st anniversary with lots of bands, dj’s, etc. Depot Island E, 2nd Floor, Mihama, Chatan-cho.7pm. ¥2,000, Drinks extra. 098-936-5708

March 4th

Crossover 2nd Game
Ultimate street basketball entertainment. Open 6pm, Start 7pm. Koza Music Town, Otoichiba 3rd Floor. ¥1,000 – ¥2,500. 098-926-4551

TairaAoi
Live guitar and singing. Live street performance. Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 4pm & 6pm. Free

March 4th 21st

Azalea Festival
Higashi Village azalea festival. Over 50,00 azaleas planted. 9am – 6pm. Weekend festivities with live entertainment. Live music and illuminations March 12, 19, 20 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. 861-1 Higashi, Kunigami. ¥300. 0980-43-2265

March 5th

Green Note Coaster
Live street performance. Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. Free.

Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling
Naval Kadena, Kadena Town. Starts at 7 pm. Contact Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling for more details.

Flower Arrangment for Girls
A cultural exchange for girls ages 6 -18. Please enroll before March 3rd. Koza International Plaza (KIP) 1-17-15 Chuo, Okinawa City. ¥500 to cover flower expense. 2pm – 4pm. 098-989-6759

Ryukyu Golden Kings VS Takamatsu Five Arrows
Okinawa City Gymnasium, Okinawa City. Tip off 7pm. ¥2,000 -¥3,500. 098-897-7331

March 6th

Dance Performance
Live street performance. Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 11am – 5pm. Free

Nago All Star Motocross
Motocross tournament. 9am Start. ImaNAGO Cross Field, 1-6-6 Urasoe. ¥3,000. Day of ¥4,000. 098-876-5533

Ryukyu Golden Kings VS Takamatsu Five Arrows
Okinawa City Gymnasium, Okinawa City. Tip off 6pm. ¥2,000 -¥3,500. 098-897-7331

March 10th

TairaAoi
Live guitar and singing. Live street performance. Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 4pm & 6pm. Free

March 10th – 13th

Okinawa City Craft Fair
2 days of crafts from in and around Okinawa City. Plaza House Shopping Center Fair Mall, 2F. Free. Crafts available for purchase.

March 11th

hol’up
K-Pop cover dance show. Live street performance. Carnival Park, American Village, Mihama. 3pm – 7pm. Free

March 12th

Ayamiya no Utage
Various Okinawan performers and school performances. Koza Music Town Sound Market, 3F. Doors 6pm, Curtain at 7pm. ¥1,500 – ¥3,000. 098-932-1949. Reservations can be made online.

Goya Bullfighting Tournament
Ishikawa Dome, 229801 Ishikawa, Uruma. 1pm. ¥3,000

America x Okinawa
Photo exhibition and discussion on house the United Staes has influenced Okinawa culture. English & Japanese. Koza Music Town, 1F. Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm. Free.

March 12th & 13th

Floral Fragrance Festival (Hana Kaori Matsuri)
Shikuwasa Floral Festival. Goat fighting at 1:30pm. Hiking Chopstick making experience using shikuwasa wood, pottery nameplate. Katsuyama Community Center 467 Katsuyama, Nago. 0980-53-8336

March 13th

Manza Beach Opening
First day of the year beach opening. Free dragon boat rides. 9am – 6pm. Opening ceremony 10:30am – 11:30am. ANA International Continental Manza Beach Resort. 098-966-1211. Free.

All Island & Japan Finals Yayoi Bullfighting Darby
Ishikawa Dome, 229801 Ishikawa, Uruma. 1pm. ¥3,000

Koza A-Lunch Championship
5th annual gathering of restaurants in the central region of Okinawa. Okinawa City Sports Park (Baseball Stadium)  11am – 8pm

March 18th

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

March 19th

Celebration of Ireland
Green, music, eating, drinking and dancing!  Road closed to vehicle traffic. Chuo Park Ave. Free

March 19th – 21st

Moon Beach Pottery Festival
Once a year about 50 potters gather at Moon Beach Hotel, Onna. Free. 098-965-1020

March 20th

Iha Bullfighting Tournamnt
Ishikawa Dome, 229801 Ishikawa, Uruma. 1pm. ¥3,000

March 21st

Okinawa Jazz Guild Orchestra
11am Doors open. 11:45 Opening ceremony. ¥2,000. Okimiya Okinogu, 44 Onoyamacho, Naha. 070-5271-0761

Ginoza-son Industry Festival
Local product fair of Ginoza. 1633 Kanna Kunigami-gun, Ginoza.

March 25th – 26th

Japan Open Roller Derby Tournament
First ever Japan open roller derby tournament open to international teams from Japan, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park Arena. 5-3-1 Hiyagon, Okinawa City. Friday: 9am – 6pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm. Bouts throughout the day. Free admission.

March 27th

Fight Collection in Okinawa
Over 40 combat sports athletes will be competiting in front of an audience. 3 rings, 6 games of mma, 8 games of kickboxing, 6 games of pro-wrestling. Food and other live performances. Starts at 10am. ¥5,000 – ¥20,000. Okinawa Convention Center, 4-3-1 Mashiki, Ginowan.

Illuminations

Stardust Fantasia: Kanucha Resort, 156-2 Abe, Nago. Daily 6 pm. ¥3,000 at the event, ¥2000 in advance.

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