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(English) Daimyo Summer Party

(English) Your favorite Friday night party returns to Daimyo’s international bar and space, Kebab Bar Ampoules. First floor for chilling and chatting, second floor for DJ beats. Heineken girls, four DJs, tasty kebabs and Heineken Extra Cold… a great way to spend a hot summer’s night!

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(English) Gokoku Shrine Mitama Matsuri

(English) Six thousand lanterns illuminate the shrine grounds for this festival of light, giving thanks to one’s ancestors and those who have died in war. Live stage with Japanese drumming, gospel and more, plus a mini flea market, and stalls selling all sorts of matsuri foods.

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(English) Dancing Mandala

(English) The art of dance is widely celebrated in Indian culture. At this show, enjoy three types of Indian dance: Mohinyattam from Southwest India, Bharatanatyam from the South, and Odissi from the East. Live sitar performances, songs of prayer, and Indian pictures between dances.

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(English) Tenjin Children’s Wonderland 2014

(English) The Tenjin area becomes a big theme park with a series of summer events for children. There’s Tenjin “Cool-musement” Park at Fureai Hiroba with 12 water attractions including a 7m waterslide, plus many more events, exhibitions, and workshops for the family.

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(English) Railway Land Fukuoka

(English) Children of all ages enjoy trains (and adults too!) so this is an ideal event for the whole family over the summer holidays: “Railway Land” at Nishitetsu Home! Learn all about different types of trains, test out your train driving skills by controlling model trains around to-scale diorama, and let the kids play with toy trains while wearing a train conductor’s uniform! There’s also a mini-shinkansen line “Doctor Yellow” – additional fee to take a ride.

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(English) TIME MARKET Final Event

(English) Free paper “TIME MARKET” has provided Kyushu with news about local live gigs every month for the past 16 years. Sadly their 200th issue, released at the end of June, was their final issue. To mark the occasion, the free paper holds their final event “TIME MARKET FINAL” on July 27. You can expect great music from local musicians as Fukuoka says farewell to “TIME MARKET”.

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(English) Hard-Ons 30th Anniversary Japan Tour 2014 – Fukuoka

(English) Over 30 years ago, three high school friends from Korean, Sri Lankan and Yugoslavian immigrant backgrounds started a band in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The band was the Hard-Ons and they went on to become one of the most respected pop punk bands in the world. Fans of the Hard-Ons include Joey and CJ Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl(Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Jello Biafra(Dead Kennedys), The Damned, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, UK Subs, Radio Birdman, Saints, MC5, Sepultura and the Melvins to name only a few.

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(English) Sunflower Picking at Nokonoshima Island Park

(English) Summer sunflowers are in bloom and Nokonoshima invites you to come sunflower-picking!

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(English) Water Curtain & Water Splash at Canal City!

(English) Take the kids to Canal City this summer to cool down and have some fun! Between July 19 and August 31, the “Sun Plaza Stage” is transformed into Water Splash Square. Canal City staff soak you with water canons! The hourly “Dancing Water Splash” fountain and music show is taken over by young ones who can dance to fun music while getting sprayed! All children who participate and get soaked in water are awarded coupons to use at over 60 stores in Canal City. If you’re not keen on getting wet, make sure to stop by for the “Water Curtain” show, when you can watch the beautiful patterns created by specially placed nozzles (does not run while “Dancing Water Splash” is on).

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(English) 9th Annual Fukuoka Lobsterfest

(English) An original Fukuoka event, Lobsterfest offers a chance to enjoy delicious Canadian lobsters (only in season in May and July) all over town until the end of July! 129 participating restaurants and bars add special lobster dishes to their menus for the event, so you can sample lobster prepared in French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish styles – to name a few! The lobster dishes served in the event are affordable too! Fukuoka Lobsterfest is organized by Nitto Shoji Co., Canadian lobster wholesaler in Japan since 1987. For a full list of restaurants visit: http://homard-festa.info/shop/

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