Haisai Okinawa Festival 2025

10:00am – 8:00pm

This annual event celebrates many aspects of Okinawan culture — including local cuisine, live music, Okinawan traditional art performances, and souvenirs. Usually around 200,000 visitors attend over the four-day period. This year, there will be a record of more than 100 mouthwatering food and beverage stalls gathered around La Cittadella.

What happens?

A major draw, of course, is the various food and drink stalls serving up local specialties (like a famed bowl of soba). And don’t forget to wash it all down with some awamori — an alcoholic beverage unique to Okinawa. For beer lovers, you can find rare craft beers from Okinawa’s nearby island.

Once you’ve satiated your hunger (or you’re just in between meals), the traditional performances are a must-see. In particular, Eisa — an Okinawan traditional art performance — is a surefire crowd-pleaser with plenty of energetic singing, chanting, dancing, and drumming.

For those with some extra yen to spend, there are a few more options to immerse yourself in Okinawan culture, like joining various arts and crafts workshops (for both adults and children). To top it all off there’s a music festival featuring Okinawa’s top musicians.

Note: You can use currency exchange machines and free Wi-Fi at the venue.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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