Okinawa Tourism Information:ExperiencetheAtmosphereofAnUSMilitaryBaseatthe“WhiteBeachSpringFestival”

Experience the Atmosphere of An US Military Base at the “White Beach Spring Festival”

post : 2014.11.11 16:00

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at the only US Military base at the tip of the Katsuren Penisula, White Beach, the “White Beach Spring Festival” will be held. In order to get in touch with the local people once or twice a year bases are their open gate to hold festivals.
Normal the general public cannot enter the US Military base but during the festival if you are a Japanese or American citizen if you show ID you can enter the base.  

There are many competitions with a mix of Japanese and American competitor such as dragon boat race, a competition to build and race a raft made out of cardboard and a basketball tournament. It is fun that people can make exchange while competing. (Entry beforehand is needed)  

At the entertainment stage there are wonderful performances by Japanese and American artists from no matter whether it is day or night, such as belly dancing, Hawaiian dance, magic show and a live performance by the salsa band Kachimba.

 At the food booths you can see authentic American food that you can rarely see.
Clowns make cute balloon animals and there is place with large trampoline and slide for small children. It is a festival where both adults and children can have fun.

 White Beach Festival
Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014-Sunday, 27 April 2014
Time: 11:00am-9:00pm
Location: Nohen, Heshikiya, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
TEL: 098-954-1877

Okinawa Clip Photowriter Sandy