Aug – Sep

Events & Festivals in 2021

Event schedules are subject to change at discretion of event organizers. Status may change day by day. Please contact about more updates to Sado Tourist Association 0259-27-5000 or write to:

Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival (TBD)

a) Akadomari Port
b) Sumo tournament on a floating arena, cardboard boat racing, and other unique attractions. Walk-in participation welcome, both men and women.

Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri Festival (Aug 7 - 8)

a) Ryotsu Area
b) Marching with decorated floats, Onidaiko performances, and SadoOs biggest fireworks

Shishigajo Matsuri Festival (Sado no bon Festival) (TBD)

a) Sawata Beach
b) Various activities and onidaiko performance. Fireworks display at the end of the event

Earth Celebration 2021 (Aug 20, 21, 22)

a) Ogi Area
b) Internationally renowned Kodo drumming group's annual event featuring fringe events, workshops, food stalls, markets and other attractions.

Past video clips.

Anju-tenjin Matsuri Festival (Aug 29)

a) Hatano
b) Onidaiko, shouldering mikoshi, (a portable shrine), and more.

Ogi Minato Festival (Aug 28-29)

a) Ogi Port
b) Fireworks display for the 25th and other local rituals and traditions.

Sado International Triathlon (Sep 5) -Event is cancelled-

a) Sawata Beach and throughout the Sado Island
b) The 32th International long & short triathlon race.

Kuji-hachiman Shrine Reisai (Sep 12)

a) Kuji-hachiman Shrine
b) Dance performance presentations centered on local agrarian rituals.

Koiccha Matsuri Food Stall Event (TBD)

a) Aikawa Bus Terminal Building
b) Varieties of food stalls and other performance events (10:00 am to 4:00pm)