Kinser Festival presents weekend fun with Halloween twist!
The Kinser Festival is back! The much anticipated fall festival takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 14:00 to 22:00 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 13:00 to 21:00. The festival is known to have no shortage of food, fun, game booths, prize giveaways and amusement rides, but the main attraction this year will be the free live entertainment. Singer Daya, best known for being featured on The Chainsmokers’ song “Don’t Let Me Down” and her hit single “Hide Away,” performs live on stage on Saturday at 19:45.
This annual festival welcomes all service members, their families and Japanese to partake in a weekend of festival fun with favorite festival attractions for all ages including Fun Land’s rides and bouncers, game booths, a Virtual Reality booth featuring Oculus Rift, delicious cultural foods from Okinawa and delicious food offerings from MCCS including American staples such as sizzling Bulldogs Bites, succulent BBQ beef briskets and juicy chicken from Hickory House All-American BBQ, and, for patrons 20 years of age and older, refreshing beverages from the Kanpai Lounge.
And that’s not all folks! As this year’s Kinser Festival is close to Halloween, festival visitors will also be able to enjoy a haunted house in the morgue! A shuttle service will transport patrons from the festival site to the Single Marine Program Haunted House located inside Camp Kinser’s morgue. The haunted house will be open Oct. 29 from 19:00 to 21:30 and Oct. 30 from 19:00 to 20:30.
Kinser Festival visitors 18 years of age and older will also have an opportunity to visit our sponsors’ booths to win overnight stays for two with breakfast, courtesy of luxurious local resorts including Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort, ANA Inter Continental Manza Beach Resort, Okinawa Grand Mer Resort and Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo-Hotel.
Please leave your pets at home and do not bring any outside alcohol, bottles or coolers. If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly and don’t drink and drive. Daiko and taxi services will be available. Please access Kinser Festival via Camp Kinser Gates 1 & 3, both located on Hwy 58.
Kinser Festival 2016 Entertainment Schedule
Oct. 29, 14:00-22:00
15:00 Kenzi (Street Performer/Juggler) 大道芸人けんぢ (大道芸)
16:00 Byron Jones (Okinawan Cultural Dance/Drums) バイロンジョーンズ ( 沖縄伝統音楽)
17:00 Natchy (Pop Singer) なっちー (ポップソングライブ)
18:00 Basic Mode (Variety Music) ベイシックモード (バラエ ティーバンド)
19:45 Daya (Pop/Contemporary R&B Music) ダヤ (ポップコンサート)
Oct. 30, 13:00-21:00
13:45 Tamanchu Hiroto (Street Performer/Juggler) たまんちゅ珠人 (大道芸)
14:30 KLUSO (Classic Rock) クルーソ (クラシックロックライブ)
15:30 Shanice (R&B) シャニース (R&Bライブ)
16:30 What’s Up Akemi (Dance Exhibition) ウァッツアップアケミ (ダンスショー)
17:00 T-DA (Hip Hop Dance Performance) ティーダ( ダンスショー)
18:00 All Japan Goith (Ska Orchestra) オールジャパンゴイス (スカバンドライブ)
19:30 Basic Mode (Variety Music) ベイシックモード (バラエティーバンド)