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 17 - 28, 2023
Kawashimo Park late May or early June, 2023
Odori Park 5-chome ~ 7-chome
Kawashimo Park (Kawashimo 2651-3-gai, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo)
Hokkaido Shrine FestivalJune 14 - 16, 2022Hokkaido Shirine, Nakajima Park
Jozankei Nature LuminarieJune 1 - October 23, 2022From Futami Park to Futami Suspension Bridge, Jozankei Onsen Nishi 4, Minami-ku, Sapporo
YOSAKOI Soran FestivalJune 7 – 11, 2023Odori Park, Special stages built in various areas in the city
Fukushi-kyosan Sapporo Odori Beer GardenJuly 22 - August 17, 2022Odori-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 16 - August 2, 2022Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo Art Park
Sapporo Summer Festival July 22 - August 17, 2022Odori Park, Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping District, Susukino District
The Rising Sun Rock Festival 2023 in EzoAugust 11 – 12, 2023Stage next to Tarugawa Pier, New Port of Ishikari (Zenibako 5-chome, Otaru)
Hokkaido MarathonAugust 27, 2023Odori Park and other locations
Sapporo Autumn FestSeptember 8 - 30, 2023Odori 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 MarketTheater Screening
October 21 - November 6, 2022
Online Screening
October 7 - 10, 2022
Satsugeki dinos cinemas
Sapporo MarathonOctober 1, 2023Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (inside Makomanai Park in Minami-ku, Sapporo) and other locations
Sapporo Art StageNovember 1 - 30, 2022Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, other venues
German Christmas Market in SapporoNovember 22 - December 25, 2022Odori Park 2-chome, Satellite venues—Sapporo Television Tower, Underground walking area in front of Sapporo Station, Sapporo Factory
The 42th Sapporo White IlluminationOdori Park: Nov. 22, 2022 - Dec. 25
Sapporo Station Ekimaedori: Nov. 22, 2022 - Feb. 11, 2023
Minami 1-jo dori: Nov. 22, 2022 - Mar. 14, 2023
Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla): Nov. 22, 2022 - Mar. 14, 2023
JR Sapporo Station South Exit Plaza: Nov. 22, 2022 - Mar. 14, 2023
German Christmas Market in Sapporo: Nov. 22, 2022 - Dec. 25
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)
German Christmas Market in Sapporo (2-chome)
Jumbo Christmas Tree at Sapporo FactoryNovember 3 – December 25, 2022Sapporo Factory Atrium
Kita 2-jo Higashi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Chrysanthemum Festival November 2 - 4, 2022Sapporo Ekimae-dori underground walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho)
Sapporo City JazzJuly 16 -December 7 2022Odori Park, Sapporo City Hall, Outdoor Stage of Sapporo Art Park
Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice FestivalJanuary 28 - February 23, 2023Lake Shikotsu hot springs, Chitose city
Yukitouro (Snow Candle Way)January 28 - February 4, 2023Jozankei Shrine (Jozankei Onsen Higashi 3-chome, Minami-ku, Sapporo)
Otaru Snow Light PathFebruary 11 – 18, 2023Otaru canal, the former Temiya railway line, Asarigawa Onsen and other sites in the city
Sapporo Snow FestivalOdori site: February 4 – 11, 2023
Susukino Site:February 4 – 11, 2023
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)