What's On in August in Niseko

This month is all about festivals, fireworks and food!

Full of traditional festivals and temperate weather throughout the day, locals love mid-summer in Niseko. With August being one of the most eventful summer months in Niseko, here is a guide to the must-see festivals. 

Jaga Matsuri (Potato Festival)

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Famous for its produce of potatoes, Kutchan Town hosts an annual festival themed around the produce in August. It is one of the biggest event of the year in Kutchan Town and is always well attended by people from the surrounding towns. The highlights of the festival include a 1,000 people dance parade down the street. 

Date: Aug 4-5

Location: Kutchan Town

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Niseko Town Tanabata Fireworks Festival

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Niseko Town's Firework is the largest display of fireworks in the area and has never failed to impress the crowd. Before the firework display, sample a great selection of traditional festival eats and watch the live music performances. With over 1,500 dazzling fireworks to be displayed, this evening will be magical.

Date: Aug 4

Location: Niseko Town

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Hirafu Festival

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From early morning to late evening, enjoy the vibrant culture of Niseko at Hirafu Festival. Watch live performances from local talents or stroll through the festival in the evening and snack on the delicious variety of street food. Expect fun games and activities such as newspaper sword fight, pumptracks, mochi making and more! 

Date: Aug 18

Location: Hirafu

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Niko Niko Niseko Village Festival

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Celebrating summer and local produce, Niko Niko Niseko Village Festival is a great summer festival to attend with the family. Try cartoon drawing, painting, martial arts and even how to DJ! Other than these fun experiences, try some of the best restaurants in Niseko with many of them opening small stalls at the festival.

Date: Aug 25

Location: Niseko Village

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