Festivals & Events

City Hall Morning Market is held the first Sunday of every month from 6:30-8:30am.

Aburatsu Morning Market is held the fourth Sunday of every month from 6:00-9:00am.

Kuroshio Festival is held in Nango in late August. Kuroshio is the name of the warm ocean current that fish ride into Nango. As a fishing village, the current serves as an important natural occurrence for the town’s economy.

Obi Castle Festival is a 2-day affair held in September or October. On Saturday evening there is traditional dancing in front of the castle and samurai riding on horses. Later on in the night, a main stage with other performances, drumming, and karaoke provides entertainment. On Sunday, there is a huge parade down the main street of Obi.

Nichinan Half Marathon is held on a Sunday in late November.  If you would like to register, please contact City Hall.

Kitago Industrial Festival is held on the riverside football field in Kitago town on the last weekend in November. There are over 100 stalls of local products and a cow on a spit. The population of Kitago doubles or triples for the weekend.

A Taiko Festival is held annually in December and features a whole afternoon of Japanese drumming at the Heartful Center in Nango. Drummers come from all over Miyazaki Prefecture to participate.

Kuroshio Road Half Marathon in held in Nango in March.

Hanatate Park Sakura Festival in April illuminates the park’s 10,000 sakura trees with lights at nighttime and also has a stage with entertainment.

Jacaranda Festival, held in June, showcases the beautiful indigo Jakaranda flowers blooming in Nango.  They have a forest there of some 700 trees.  There are delicious snacks for sale and great views of the surrounding water.

Sakaematsu Beach Opening Festival is held the first weekend of July to celebrate the beginning of the swimming season.

Nichinan Swim-Run is usually held on the second Sunday of July at Futo or Odotsu beach.

The Aburatsu Port Festival falls on a weekend in late July. The big attraction of this festival is the fireworks display on Saturday night. There are also “boat” races in the port on Saturday morning. Teams of 5 people row 2 logs tied together across the port. Anyone can make a team and join in.