Foster Fest invites all to kickstart summer

Food, plenty of it and variety to satisfy every taste, is a bog part of any festival on Okinawa.

Food, plenty of it and variety to satisfy every taste, is a bog part of any festival on Okinawa.

As the summer is almost here and Okinawa’s heat ratchets onward and upward, so does the MCCS festival season with the Camp Foster Festival the first of the year taking place from 1 – 9 p.m. both days, on Saturday, Apr. 22 and Sunday, Apr. 23.

Everything from BBQ...

Everything from BBQ…

This free event is open to all DoD ID card holders and Japanese citizens.

Festival-goers can be ready to experience everything that makes a festival worth the wait with free top-notch entertainment, game booths, joyrides, Fun Land for children of all ages and, of course, a variety of festival foods, such as yakitori, yakisoba, corn dogs and more. Hungry revelers can also enjoy USA staples such as sizzling burgers from Bulldogs, succulent BBQ beef briskets and juicy chicken from Hickory House All-American BBQ, and pizza and wings.

... to soba and other local fare.

… to soba and other local fare.

For patrons 20 years of age and older, refreshing beverages can be purchased from Kanpai Lounge.

The most anticipated event at the Camp Foster Festival is featured entertainment of Grammy-winning alternative rock band Switchfoot, who will perform live starting 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Alternative rock band Switchfoot takes stage on Saturday evening.

Alternative rock band Switchfoot takes stage on Saturday evening.

With top-quality entertainment and great food and games for all ages, Foster Festival is sure to be another great festival for the whole family.

No pets, outside alcohol, bottles, backpacks or coolers will be allowed. Taxi and Daiko services will be available.

For more information about the 2017 Camp Foster Festival, contact MCCS Special Events at 645-5828 / 098-970-5828, make contact with us on Facebook.

Kids have much fun with rides.

Kids have much fun with rides.

Foster Festival Entertainment Schedule

1 – 9 p.m. Saturday, 22 April

1:30 p.m. Eisa Crew Crown, Okinawan Cultural Dance & Drum

2:30 p.m. Yugo Sato Band  Jazz Band 

3:30 p.m. Koza City Rockers  Variety Cover Band 

4:30 p.m. III MEF Band  Brass Band  

7:30 p.m. Switchfoot  Alternative Rock 

 

1 – 9 p.m. Sunday, 23 April

2:30 p.m. KENZI  Street Performer/Juggler 

3:30 p.m. T-Da Hip-Hop Dance Group 

4:30 p.m. YUIKA & GALAXY  Jazz Band 

5:30 p.m. Sakura  Classic Rock Band 

6:30 p.m. What’s up Akemi  Hip-Hop Dance Group 

 

Hickory House

Note: Event/entertainment schedule is subject to change. Access to the Camp Foster Festival Japanese guests is through Camp Foster gate #5, Kitamae, Chatan-cho.