Sapporo plays host to events throughout the year that allow all to enjoy the changing of the seasons. From traditional shrine festivals to outdoor Hokkaido food and beer festivals, and even a wintertime favorite where huge snow sculptures decorate the city’s streets, events in Sapporo truly offer something for everyone. Which event do you want to check out?

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EventsDate and timePlace
Sapporo Lilac FestivalOdori Park May 19–23, 2021
Kawashimo Park May 29-30, 2021
Odori Park 5-chome ~ 7-chome
Kawashimo Park (Kawashimo 2651-3-gai, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo)
Hokkaido Shrine FestivalJune 14–16, 2020Hokkaido Shirine, Nakajima Park
YOSAKOI Soran FestivalJune 9–13, 2021Odori Park, Special stages built in various areas in the city
Jozankei Nature LuminarieJuly 1- October 20, 2021From Futami Park to Futami Suspension Bridge, Jozankei Onsen Nishi 4, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo City JazzJuly 22- December 7 2021Odori Park, Sapporo City Hall, Outdoor Stage of Sapporo Art Park
Fukushi-kyosan Sapporo Odori Beer GardenJuly 19–August 14, 2019Odori-nishi 5-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Craft Beer ForestSapporo Bankei Ski Area, Bankei 410, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Pacific Music Festival (PMF)July 23–August 1, 2021Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo Art Park
Sapporo Summer Festival July 19–August 16, 2019Odori Park, Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping District, Susukino District
The Rising Sun Rock Festival 2021 in EzoStage next to Tarugawa Pier, New Port of Ishikari (Zenibako 5-chome, Otaru)
Hokkaido MarathonAugust 25, 2019 Odori Park and other locations
Sapporo Autumn Fest 2021September 30 - October 19, 2021
An alternative event is being considered to substitute for the Sapporo Autumn Fest 2021.
Odori Park
Kamokamo River NostalgiaShinzenkouji Temple (Jodo Sect) (Minami 6-jo Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo) Higashi Honganji Temple (Shinshu Sect Sapporo annex) (Minami 7-jo Nishi 8-chome 290, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
The Sapporo International Short Film Festival and MarketOctober 10–31, 2020Sapporo community plaza
Sapporo MarathonOctober 6, 2019Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (inside Makomanai Park in Minami-ku, Sapporo) and other locations
Sapporo Art StageNovember 1-30, 2020Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, other venues
German Christmas Market in SapporoNovember 22– December 25, 2019Odori Park 2-chome, Satellite venues—Sapporo Television Tower, Underground walking area in front of Sapporo Station, Sapporo Factory
The 39th Sapporo White IlluminationOdori Park: Nov. 20 - Feb. 28, 2021
Sapporo Station Ekimaedori: Nov. 20, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021
Minami 1-jo dori: Nov. 20, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2021
Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla): Nov. 20, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2021
JR Sapporo Station South Exit Plaza: Nov. 20, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2021
Odori Park (1~5-chome)
Ekimae dori (Kita 4-jo ~ Minami 4-jo)
Minami 1-jo dori (Minami 1-jo Nishi 1-chome ~ 3-chome)
Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla) (Kita 2-jo Nishi 4-chome)
JR Sapporo Station South Exit Plaza (Kita 5-jo Nishi 3-chome)
Jumbo Christmas Tree at Sapporo FactoryNovember 3 – December 25, 2020Sapporo Factory Atrium
Kita 2-jo Higashi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Chrysanthemum Festival November 3-5, 2020Sapporo Ekimae-dori underground walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho)
Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice FestivalFebruary 23 - January 29, 2021Lake Shikotsu hot springs, Chitose city
Yukitouro (Snow Candle Way)Feburary 5-11, 2021Jozankei Shrine (Jozankei Onsen Higashi 3-chome, Minami-ku, Sapporo)
Otaru Snow Light PathFebruary 12 – 14, 2021Otaru canal, the former Temiya railway line, Asarigawa Onsen and other sites in the city
Sapporo Snow FestivalOdori and Susukino sites: February 4 – 11, 2020
Tsudome Site: January 31 to February 11, 2020
The 72nd Sapporo Snow Festival, scheduled in 2021, is currently under consideration to be held at a reduced scale and without large snow sculptures.
Odori Park,Community Dome Tsudome (Sakae-machi 885-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo), Main Street in Susukino, (Area around the station from Minami 4 jo to Minami 7 jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)