Sapporo Lilac Festival
An Early Summer Event That Sapporo Citizens Eagerly Await
Odori Park May 20–31, 2020
Kawashimo Park May 30-31, 2020
※Due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, it will be canceled.
Please check the official website for more details.
The Sapporo Lilac Festival began in 1959, and the lilac was designated the tree of Sapporo the following year. Many citizens eagerly look forward to this festival, marking the end of a long winter and the start of a warmer season when you can enjoy strolling and eating outdoors. Odori Park has about 400 lilac trees, and on the first day of the festival, lilac seedlings are given away to visitors. There is also a music festival, an outdoor tea ceremony, and a stamp rally. The wine garden serves dishes made with Hokkaido ingredients and locally produced wines. A variety of events are held in the lilac forest of Kawashimo Park in Sapporo’s Shiroishi Ward, such as the Kawashimo Park concert, guided tours of the lilacs and lilac-themed quiz rallies.