Most of the festivals in Sapporo converge during the month of February.
The highlights are:
- Sapporo Snow festival: Held in February every year, the snow festival is a week long festival when larger than life ice and snow sculptures are made and showcased throughout the city for everyone to admire. From Darth Vader to Anime characters- the sculptures get quiet creative and are lit till 11.00 pm. Tsu- Dome Site is a favorite spot too.
- Jozankei Onsen Snow Light Path festival: Celebrated in succession to the snow festival, the Snow Light Path festival is when the whole city’s pathways are lit up with candles in the snow after sun-down (some of the locals make snow lanterns to accommodate the candles). Don’t miss the Otaru Canal during this festival!
- Sapporo Beer fest (July - August): The month long beer festival is known for breweries which open tents around the city to offer lip-smacking brews from afternoon to 10.00 pm.