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Exciting Summer 2024 Festivities at the 16th Chatan Okinawa – Nirai Hari

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Are you ready for a weekend full of energy, music, and community fun? Mark your calendars for the 16th Chatan Nirai Hari, happening on June 15 and 16, 2024, at Hamagawa Fishing Port in Chatan Town, Okinawa. This event promises a vibrant showcase of culture, music, and sports that captivates both locals and visitors alike.

🌟 Event Highlights

Pre-Festival Night – June 15 (Saturday)

The festivities kick off at 10 AM with the pre-festival night, turning the area into a hub of excitement. This is your chance to experience live performances from some of Okinawa’s finest musicians and dancers. It’s a perfect start to the weekend, filled with engaging entertainment that sets the stage for the following day.

Main Event Day – June 16 (Sunday)

Rise and shine early at 8 AM to catch the main event. The 16th Chatan Nirai Hari will feature vigorous rowing races that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Feel the rush and thrill as competitors battle it out on the water in a display of strength and teamwork.

🎵 Entertainment and Attractions

Apart from the adrenaline-pumping races, the event is studded with additional attractions. Enjoy different artists and performers who bring the stage to life with their dynamic presence. Don’t miss the spectacular Flyboard shows where athletes soar above the sea, performing breathtaking stunts that defy gravity.

🐟 Traditional Fun

Continuing with tradition, the Fish Catching Contest offers a blend of fun and challenge, inviting all ages to participate in this quirky, delightful competition.

🍲 Gourmet Delights

Food enthusiasts, get ready! Numerous popular local food trucks will line up to serve a variety of delicious treats. From local delicacies to comfort foods, there’s something to satisfy every palate, ensuring that no one goes hungry during this lively festival.

📅 Event Timing

  • Pre-Festival Night: June 15 (Saturday) from 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Main Event Day: Begins at 8 AM on June 16 (Sunday)

📍 Location

Hamagawa Fishing Port, Chatan Town, Okinawa

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The event will proceed regardless of weather conditions, ensuring a full day of fun and excitement. Whether you’re a fan of vigorous sports, lively music, or just looking for a great way to spend a weekend with family and friends, the 16th Chatan Nirai Hari offers a splendid opportunity to enjoy the vibrant local culture. Don’t miss out on this thrilling community event that brings together people of all ages! 🎉

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⚠️Disclaimer: Our passion for supporting local businesses drives us to share information about events in the Okinawa area. Please note that Oki Social is not responsible for hosting this event. It’s important to be aware that the event’s host reserves the right to make changes or even cancel the event without prior notice. Some photos and videos may come from various sources on the internet, whether official or unofficial. It is possible that some photos and videos may have been taken from the same event in previous occurrences.

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