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All events are listed in the month in which they begin.
Please note that some events will run for longer than a month.

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AprilAugustDecember

January
Obihiro Ice Festival
• Chitose & Lake Shikotsu Hyoto Festival
• Tsurui Village Crane Festival
Diamond Dust Party
Drift Ice Ship Sightseeing [Aurora]
Souunkyo Icefall Festival
Shikotsu Lake Hyoutou Festival
February
• Wakkanai Japan Cup Dog Sled Competition
Sapporo Snow & Ice Festival -
The Famous Sapporo Snow & Ice Festival is on of the largest in the world attracting more than two million visitors. Held from about the second week of February for two weeks, hundreds of snow and ice sculptures are on display.
Asahikawa Winter Festival
• Otaru Snow Light Path Festival
This is a very popular festival held along the banks of the Otaru Canal.
Candle light is used to create a magical path of light.
Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival
• Sounkyo Hyobaku Festival
Shiretoko Fantasy
Noboribetsu Onsen Festival
Ice Sculpture World Convention
Furano Skiing Festival
Kushiro Ice Festival
International Snowball Fight in Showa-shinzan
Yubari International Film Festival
March
Kalulus Onsen Winter Festival
Hidaka International Ski Hill Festival
April
Lake Toya Fireworks Festival (continues until late Nov.)
Niseko Free-style Session
Shiretoko Snow Wall Walk
Matsumae Cherry Blossoms Festival
May
Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival
• Sapporo Lilac Festival
• Takinoue Moss Pink Festival
• Higashimokoto Nonky Land Moss Pink Festival
Morimachi Cherry Blossom Festival
Bibai Cherry Blossom Festival
Asahiyama-park Cherry Blossom Night Festival
Hakodate Goryokaku Fort Festival
Obihiro Cherry Blossom Festival
Akkeshi Cherry Blossom & Oyster Festival
June
Sapporo YASAKOI Soran Festival (Dance Festival)
Shiraoi Beef Festival
• Oshamambe Hairy Crab Festival
Hokkaido Shrine Festival (Sapporo Festival)
Oni Fireworks Festival
Shakotan Soran Festival
Shiretoko Festival
July
• Sapporo Pacific Music Festival (PMF)
• Kamifurano Lavender Festival
• Furano Hokkai Navel Festival
• Abashiri Orochon Fire Festival
Hi Masturi (Fire Festival)
Hakodate Port Fireworks Festival
SAPPORO CITY JAZZ
Sapporo Toyohira River Fireworks Festival
Nakafurano Lavender Festival
Onuma Lake Festival
Sapporo Summer Festival (Sapporo Beer Festival)
Tanuki Matsuri
Otaru Ushio Matsuri
Taiseetsu Sounkyo Gorge Fire Festival
Kushiro Mist Festival
August
• Kamishihoro Hokkaido Balloon Festival
• Jozankei Kappa Festival
• Sobetsu Mt Showa-Shinzan Fire Festival
• Esashi Ubagami Daijingu Togyosai
• Hakodate Port Festival
• Susukino Festival
• Date Samurai Festival
• Toya Summer Festival
• Yubari Summer Festival
• Kushiro Port Festival
• Hakodate Yunokawa-onsen Isaribi Festival
• Matsumae Castle Festival
• Kushiro Fireworks Festival
• Noboribetsu Jigoku Matsuri (Hell Valley Festival)
September
• Nemuro Crab Festival
• Otaru Shukutsu Fireworks Festival
• Sapporo Autumn Festival
• Sapporo International Short Film Festival
• Furano Wine & Grape Festival
October
• Ikeda Wine Festival
• Hamatombetsu Lake Kutcharo Swan Festa
• Jozankei Maple Leaf Tea Ceremony
• Sapporo Chrysanthemum Festival
• Autumn Wine Festival
• Akkeshi Oyster Festival
• Akan Marimo Festival
• Shikotsu Lake Autumn Festival
November
• Obihiro All Tokachi Harvest Festival
• German Christmas Market (Munich/Munchen Festival)
• Toya Lake Hot Spring Illumination Street
• Asahiyama Zoo Winter
• Sapporo White Illumination
December
• Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
• Hakodate Illumination Fantasy
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