EVENTS CALENDAR

Local Events in Niseko

Niseko plays host to an array of events, from premier cycling competitions to local town festivals. Discover what's on in Niseko and explore more than ever before with our local events calendar below.
Niseko Classic
Niseko Classic
7 July, 2019
7:00am – 12:00pm
The Niseko Classic takes place Sunday, 7 July. Participants can take part in the 140km race, 70km race or time trial event. Spaces are currently full, however individuals can join a waiting list.
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NAC Trail Run
NAC Trail Run
September 8, 2019
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The NAC Trail Run presents its 19th event this year, proving to be one of Niseko's premier sporting events. Competitors can participate in a challenging 30km, 10km and 5km course.
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Niseko Grand Hirafu Summer Gondola
Niseko Grand Hirafu Summer Gondola
July 13 – September 23, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
Take a ride on the Niseko Grand Hirafu gondola this summer, and enjoy sweeping views of Mt. Yotei and the Niseko area. Transport access also available to mountain bikers.
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Strider Enjoy Cup
Strider Enjoy Cup
14 July, 2019
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The Strider Enjoy Cup is guaranteed to be a fun day out for the whole family. This event encourages young children to get outdoors and learn how to cycle a Strider bike. Races open to children between 2-6 years of age.
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Niko Niko Niseko Village Festival
Niko Niko Niseko Village Festival
July 14, 2019
3:00pm – 8:30pm
Visit Niseko Village for their annual Niko Niko Festival. Enjoy tasty offerings from local food vendors, fun crafts and games for kids, live music and fireworks.
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Niseko Yoga Festival
Niseko Yoga Festival
July 26 – July 28, 2019
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Niseko Yoga Festival returns for 2019, bringing together inspiring local yoga teachers from a range of disciplines. Classes will take place in unique spaces across Niseko for three days from 26 July – 28 July, 2019.
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Love Toya Festival
Love Toya Festival
July 27 – July 28, 2019
11:00am – 11:00pm and 10:00am – 4:00pm
Love Toya Festival takes place at the picturesque Lake Hill Farm in the Toya region. Stalls will feature local food and drink, crafts, art, clothing and much more.
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Rankoshi Seseragi Festival
Rankoshi Seseragi Festival
July 28 – July 29, 2019
5:00pm – 8:30pm and 9:00am – 2:00pm
The Rankoshi town River Festival will be held from July 28 – July 29, 2019. The festival features music performances, local food, SUP and rafting activities, and more.
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Niseko Star Fes
Niseko Star Fes
July 29 – July 30, 2019
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Spend an unforgettable night under Niseko's night sky. The gondola at Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort will be running to help guests reacher the perfect stargazing viewpoint. High-spec telescopes and binoculars will be available to help you spot stars.
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Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb
Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb
August 4, 2019
8:15am – 2:00pm
Scheduled to take place at the same time as the Kutchan Jaga Festival, the Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb is a grueling bicycle race with an average grade of 4.6%.
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Kutchan Jaga Festival
Kutchan Jaga Festival
August 3 – August 4, 2019
As one of the biggest summer festivals in Kutchan, celebrations are centered around its most famous crop - the humble potato. The main streets are lined with food stalls, live music and traditional taiko drumming.
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Hirafu Festival
Hirafu Festival
July 24, 2019
12:00pm – 9:00pm
Held at the Sun Sports Land Kutchan, Hirafu Festival is a fun event to attend! The restaurants and shops join force and provide the Niseko experience through food, live performances and different games. It ends with a spectacular finale featuring taiko drumming and fireworks.
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Niseko Autumn Food Festival
Niseko Autumn Food Festival
September 12 – September 15, 2019
3:00pm – 9:00pm
The Niseko Autumn Food Festival will take place from September 12 – 15, 2019. Twelve of Niseko’s most famous restaurants, bars and cafés will showcase their special dishes for the festival using the freshest autumn harvest produce.
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