Nakijin combines three festivals into one

Nakijin Festival offers entertainment to every taste.

There’s no shortage of excitement coming up this weekend as Nakijin Village stages its 4th annual Nakijin Festival, an all-in-one event that combines three different styles of action.

The free festival opens at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nakijin Community Center, the Village Hall and at the Nakijin Village Bullfighting Ring, as organizers combine a Village Festival, Culture Festival and Fitness Festival into a single event.  Saturay’s activities, which run until 9 p.m., include an afternoon stage filled with singing and dancing, another multi-music stage at 6 p.m., and the Imajin Taiko Drums at 7:40 p.m.  No festival’s complete without fireworks, and they begin launching at 8:10 p.m.  The evening finale at 8:30 p.m. features Shuto Iha performing live.

The Village Bullfighting Ring is where all the action is Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m.  Elsewhere at the Community Center, there’s a Kids three-wheeled cycles tournament, followed by a Kids-grab fishing tournament.  Karaoke wafts through the air with a competition beginning at 6:50 p.m., leading up to Diamantes on stage at 8:20 p.m.