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The 46th Ocean Expo Park Fireworks Festival 2024

The annual Ocean Expo Park Fireworks Festival on Sat., July 13, is a major summer event held as part of the Ocean Expo Park Summer Festival 2024, now for the 46th time.

The festival features one of the largest pyrotechnics shows in the prefecture. 10,000 fireworks are shot up over the Expo Park accompanied by music, and special effects for a highly artistic display. Many of the pyrotechnics are specifically made for the occasion, and particular attention is paid to special effects and the launching sequence.

Thousands of people attend this popular event, jamming the roads to the Ocean Expo Park, so it is recommended that you come early.

The best location to see the fireworks is the Emerald Beach area, where seats must be reserved and paid for in advance! They are available now and sell out quick, so immediate action is advised. The tickets can be purchased at

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024 (Canceled in case of inclement weather, no postponement)

Time: 20:00 - 21:00

Place: Ocean Expo Park Emerald Beach and Imperial Wedding Memorial Forest (Entrance to Emerald Beach restricted to ticket holders)

Paid Area: Emerald Beach

Free Area: Imperial Wedding Memorial Forest

Ticket sales: Adult and child ticket prices are the same. Preschool children are free sitting on adult’s knee (1 seat per child Entire Emerald Beach is a paid area. Advance sales continue through to 7/12 (Fri.) Sales on day of event (Sat., 7/13, 10:00 - until sold out)