54th Annual Mito Kōmon Festival

When: August 1-3
Where: North and South of Mito Station

This famous festival has been held the first weekend of August every year since 1961, celebrating the last lord of the Mito Domain. The festival itself is one of the biggest held in Ibaraki all year, and features a show of 4500 fireworks, a parade with dancing, portable shrines, floats, and community carnivals.

Schedule

Friday, August 1st
Lake Senba
7:30-8:30pm           Firework exhibition (postponed to Aug 8th in case of rough weather)

Saturday, August 2nd
From Mito Central Post Office to Daiku-machi (North)
10am – 9pm           Floats
3:10 – 4:10pm        Mito Kōmon Parade
2:20 – 3:20pm        Marching Band Parade
4:30 – 9pm             Mito Community Carnival
Between Hon-cho 1 and Hon-cho 3
10:30am – 12pm    Mito Kōmon Parade
2 – 9pm                 Hon-cho Town Festival
Mito Art Gallery Plaza
1 – 8:30pm            Summer Dream Music
Minami-machi Free Plaza
10am – 9pm           Summer Dream Festa
Mito Station North Exit Pedestrian Deck
11am – 5pm            Town Festival

Sunday, August 3rd
From Mito Central Post Office to Daiku-machi (North)
10am – 9pm           Floats
2 – 6pm                  Portable shrine parade
6 – 9pm                  Town Festival
Between Hon-cho 1 and Hon-cho 3
10am – 12:30pm      Portable shrine parade
Mito Art Gallery Plaza
11am – 8:30pm        Summer Dream Music
Minami-machi Free Plaza
10am – 9pm             Summer Dream Festa
Mito Station North Exit Pedestrian Deck
11am – 5pm              Town Festival

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