Odori Park hosts several outdoor events, and the entire city rejoices in the arrival of the short but exciting northern summer|June to August

From June to August, events for enjoying Sapporo’s short summer are packed with people. The Hokkaido Shrine Festival and Yosakoi Soran Festival in June mark the arrival of early summer, while in July there are music-related events including the Pacific Music Festival (PMF) and Sapporo City Jazz. Beer gardens, another favorite summertime tradition in Odori, also appear at this time. These events and more ensure that Sapporo locals get out and enjoy the summer to the fullest. Hokkaido has no sticky and humid rainy season like the main island of Honshu, so one of Sapporo’s draws is its comfortable summertime weather. While on some days it can be hot during the daytime even in a t-shirt, the wind at night can be chilly, so be sure to bring a thin long sleeve shirt.

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A comprehensive list of fun things to do In the summertime in Sapporo

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Recommended summer cuisine in Sapporo, made from ingredients gathered from every region in Hokkaido

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Enjoy craft beer! Try your hand at Sapporo beer tourism

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DIY-style dining

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Get out of Sapporo to drive around nearby wheat-growing towns

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Guide to Sapporo mountain climbing even beginners can enjoy

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Hokkaido Shrine FestivalJune 14–16, 2019Hokkaido Shirine, Nakajima Park
YOSAKOI Soran FestivalJune 5–9, 2019Odori Park, Special stages built in various areas in the city
Sapporo Summer Festival July 19–August 16, 2019Odori Park, Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping District, Susukino District

Jozankei Nature LuminarieJune 10- October 20, 2020From Futami Park to Futami Suspension Bridge, Jozankei Onsen Nishi 4, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Craft Beer ForestSapporo Bankei Ski Area, Bankei 410, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Fukushi-kyosan Sapporo Odori Beer GardenJuly 19–August 14, 2019Odori-nishi 5-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Pacific Music Festival (PMF)Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo Art Park
Sapporo City JazzJuly 4- October 7 2020Odori Park, Sapporo City Hall, Outdoor Stage of Sapporo Art Park
Hokkaido MarathonAugust 25, 2019 Odori Park and other locations
The Rising Sun Rock Festival 2019 in EzoStage next to Tarugawa Pier, New Port of Ishikari (Zenibako 5-chome, Otaru)