Most public events and festivals are cancelled until around August 2020.

Events & Festivals

  • Sapporo Ramen Show (19-31 May 2020)
  • Sapporo Lilac Festival (20-31 May 2020)
  • Yosakoi Soran Festival (10-14 June 2020)
  • Sapporo Matsuri: parades of portable shrines and floats from Hokkaido Jingu to the city center (16 June 2020)
  • PMF Pacific Music Festival (10 July to 3 August 2020)
  • Sapporo Summer Festival (mid July to mid August)
  • Tokachi Mainichi Press Fireworks Festival (13 August 2020)


  • J-league (Japan professional football games) to delay start of regular season (incl Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo)
  • NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) to delay start of regular season (incl Hokkaido Nipponham Fighters)

Behind-closed-doors Games

  • Ban’ei Horse Racing (Obihiro Racecourse)
  • Hokkaido Horse Racing (Monbetsu Racecourse in Hidaka)

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