Okinawa off-base events information

Okinawa off-base events information

Stripes Okinawa

Editor's note: There are some great events coming up, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Jan. 5)

*Many events originally scheduled have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Schedules are subject to change and change daily. Please check each organization and/or event’s official websites for current information. 


YAMBARU ART FESTIVAL: Dec. 18-Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; enjoy the Yambaru's (northern Okinawa) arts: yachimun, Ryukyu glass, etc.; free admission; main venue-Ogimi Utility Center, held at multiple other locatinos too; 098-861-5141; website.

CHURAUMI KAIDO CYCLING: Jan. 9; 20K and 60K cycling event in Motobu, Nakijin and Nago; 5,000 yen (20K), 10,000 yen (60K) to participate, registration closed; 098-867-2632; website.

19TH ISHIGAKIJIMA MARATHON: Jan. 23, 2022; fees: full marathon-8,000 yen, half marathon-7,000 yen, 10 K-7,000 yen; registration closed; 0980-82-1212; website.

YAMBARU TRAIL OKINAWA: Jan. 15, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.: 22K & 11K trail run, 8.6K & 3.9K trail walk; Start and finish at Kunigami Forest Park; fees: 6,000 yen for trail run and 3,800 yen for trail walk; registration closed; 0980-43-5531; website.

OKINAWA GEINO DAYS 2022: Jan. 15-Feb. 6, 2022; 3 different shows: “Eisa x Bakusho Comedy” on Jan. 15-16; “a la carte” on Jan. 29-30; “Okinawa Sansan” on Feb. 5-6; at Tenbusu Hall and Palette Civic Theater; tickets: 2,500 yen for adults, 2,000 yen for high school students and younger; free for preschoolers; no parking available; 098-987-0926; more details on the website.

2022 OKINAWA MARATHON: Feb. 20, 2022, postponed to Feb. 19, 2023. Full marathon and 10K road races, start/finish at Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park; 098-938-0088; more details on the website.


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