Two nights of entertainment and cold suds
While the All Okinawa Eisa Festival provides for the soul, the Orion Beer Festival next to the athletic grounds provides the ingredients to nourish the body.
Orion Beer is Okinawa’s own and has been brewed since 1959. It currently has something like 60 percent share of Okinawa’s beer market, and since joining forces with the Japanese Brewery giant Asahi, has started making inroads to other parts of Japan and overseas as well.
The festival grounds open and the beer starts flowing at 16:00 both on Saturday and Sunday.
Besides cold beer and tasty snacks, the festival features entertainment by local performers and groups, including Roach, Reverse, Akira Ikuma with Shunichi Irei and Diamantes on Saturday. Tokky’s Friday Party begins the entertainment on Sunday, followed by Seven Oops, Manami and Sky’s The Limit.
The festival runs through 21:00 and ends with a laser and fireworks show on both days.
Although the admission to the beer festival is free, anyone who enters the festival ground is asked to show a photo ID and get a wristband at the entrance to show that they are of legal age. No own food, alcohol or pets are allowed to the festival venue.
The Ground Street in front of the Athletic Park is closed from 21:00 to 21:30 on Saturday and Sunday. There is no legal parking available in the Athletic Park area. Instead, several temporary free parking areas are available both on Saturday and Sunday 13:30~23:00, Okinawa City Office, 26-1, Nakasone-cho, Okinawa City; Chuo Kokyo Parking in front of Korinza, 4-12, Chuo, Okinawa City; Okinawa City Agriculture Training Center (Nomin Kenshu Center in Japanese) at 2380, Noborikawa Okinawa City; Awase Fishing Port, 1-11, Awase, Okinawa City. A free shuttle bus running every 20 minutes connects the parking areas plus the AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom and Koza Music Town to the venue from 13:00 to 20:00 (to the venue), and 14:00 ~ 22:30 (to parking areas from the venue).