CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.
Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of May. 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!
May 1st – May 5th
Ie Island Lily Festival
Lily festival. Ie Island. All Day. Free.
Okinawa Zoo & Museum Festival
Okinawa Zoo, Okinawa City. 9:00 – 18:00. ¥200 – ¥500
Art Night Workshop
Sunmarina Hotel’s Monthly Event. This Month Featuring Nail Art Party Workshop by @YaGala. 20:00 – 22:00 ¥6,000
Kids Pajama Party
Sunmarina Hotel’s Monthly Kid’s Event. Tons of Events for 5 – 12-Year-Olds. Come in PJ’s! 20:00 – 22:00 ¥1,500
May 1st – May 8th
Go! Go! Golden Week
Southeast Botanical Gardens Family Fun! Bring Tent, Chair, Food if You Wish. Bounce Houses, Water Slides, Kinetic Sand, Fishing Pond, Tram Cart Tour, Park Education, Painting Cows, and More. 9:00 – 22:00. ¥500 Kids, ¥1,500 Adults
May 1st – August 31st
One Piece Village
Life Sized Figures, One Piece Restaurant, Souvenirs. Ryukyu Village, Onna. 8:30 – 17:00, ¥1000
May 1st – August 31st
Naha Dragon Boat Races
42nd Naha Hurley Races. Entertainment, Dragon Boat Races, Food, and More! Naha Pot Xingang Pier, Naha City. 10:00 – 21:00, Free
May 3st – 5th
Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling
Pro wrestling! Naval Kadena Wrestling Arena, Kadena Town. ¥1,000 – ¥2,500.
May 3rd – 5th & 6th – 7th
13th Children’s Festival Adventure World. Pokemon Carnival, Unlimited Free Play, Petting Corner, Snow Square, Bubble Time, Children’s Disco & More! Chatan Dome, Chatan Park. 10:00 – 17:00, ¥1800 Adult, ¥1200 Children, Under 3 Free.
Friendship Beach Bash
Operation Arigato & Okinawa Osprey Fan Club Present a Beach Party! BBQ, Drinks, Beach Games, Dance, etc. Sunset Beach ¥3,000.
Golden Week Family Entertainers. Street Performance, Creative rums, Eisa Dance Performances. Tomiton, Toyosaki, Tomigusuku. 13:00 – 14:00, 15:00 – 16:00. Free.
Crossover Street Basketball Tournament, 3rd Round of Season. Music Town Sound Market, 3F Hall, Koza, Okinawa City. Open 18:00, Tip Off 19:00. ¥1,000 – ¥2,500
Okinawa Music, Bands, Professional & Local Bands. Unlimited Beer, Awamori, Soft Drinks, Light Snacks. Human Stage, Ginowan City. 19:00. ¥2,000
Semper Fi Fund Auction & Fun
NIOSC presents a silent auction fundraiser, complete with an after party including DJ, Dinner & Dancing. Silent Auction 18:00 – 21:00, After Party 21:00 – 24:00.
Bullfighting. Ishikawa Dome. ¥2,000 – ¥2,500. 19:00
Okinawa Food Flea
Over 50 Venders. Biggest Food Festival in Okinawa. 12:00 -18:00.
Bullfighting. Ishikawa Dome. ¥2,000 – ¥3,000. 12:00
FC Ryukyu vs. Gama Osaka U
Okinawa City Sports Complex, Okinawa City. 18:00. ¥1,300 – ¥1,800
Footloose Dance Studio
Children’s Dance Tribute to Broadway. 18:00. $5 -$7
Music, DJ’s, Free Tequila & Mezcal. Food & Beer (C.O.D.). Posillipo & Marie, Senagajima. 17:00 – 21:00, ¥4000 – ¥5000
Bullfighting. Ishikawa Dome. ¥2,000 – ¥2,500. Starts at 13:00
Memorial 5k Run
Hospital Corpsman Memorial Day 5k Fun Run/Walk. 8am – 11am. Gunners Gym, Camp Foster. You may register at site or online. Open to those with base access.