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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Yukitouro (Snow Candle Way)January 28-Feburary 3, 2020Jozankei Shrine (Jozankei Onsen Higashi 3-chome, Minami-ku, Sapporo)
Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice FestivalFebruary 16 - January 24, 2020Lake Shikotsu hot springs, Chitose city
Otaru Snow Light PathFebruary 9 – 16, 2020Otaru 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)
Sapporo Lilac FestivalOdori Park May 20–31, 2020
Kawashimo Park May 30-31, 2020
Odori Park 5-chome ~ 7-chome
Kawashimo Park (Kawashimo 2651-3-gai, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo)
YOSAKOI Soran FestivalJune 5–9, 2019Odori Park, Special stages built in various areas in the city
Hokkaido Shrine FestivalJune 14–16, 2019Hokkaido Shirine, Nakajima Park
Jozankei Nature LuminarieJune 10- October 20, 2020From Futami Park to Futami Suspension Bridge, Jozankei Onsen Nishi 4, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo City JazzJuly 4- October 7 2020Odori Park, Sapporo City Hall, Outdoor Stage of Sapporo Art Park
Sapporo Craft Beer ForestSapporo Bankei Ski Area, Bankei 410, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Summer Festival July 19–August 16, 2019Odori Park, Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping District, Susukino District
Pacific Music Festival (PMF)Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo Art Park
Fukushi-kyosan Sapporo Odori Beer GardenJuly 19–August 14, 2019Odori-nishi 5-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
The Rising Sun Rock Festival 2019 in EzoStage next to Tarugawa Pier, New Port of Ishikari (Zenibako 5-chome, Otaru)
Hokkaido MarathonAugust 25, 2019 Odori Park and other locations
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)
Sapporo Autumn Fest 2019September 6 - September 29, 2019
An alternative event is being considered to substitute for the Sapporo Autumn Fest 2020.
Odori Park
Sapporo MarathonOctober 6, 2019Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (inside Makomanai Park in Minami-ku, Sapporo) and other locations
The Sapporo International Short Film Festival and MarketOctober 10–31, 2020Sapporo community plaza
Sapporo Chrysanthemum Festival November 3-5, 2020Sapporo Ekimae-dori underground walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho)
Sapporo Art StageNovember 1-December 2, 2019Sapporo 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. 22 - Dec. 25, 2019
Sapporo Station Ekimaedori: Nov. 22, 2019 - Feb. 11, 2020
Minami 1-jo dori: Nov. 22, 2019 - Mar. 15, 2020
Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla): Nov. 22, 2019 - Mar. 15, 2020
JR Sapporo Station South Exit Plaza: Nov. 22, 2019 - Mar. 15, 2020
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