Cultural in Beppu

Tanabata Matsuri

In adjacent Ōita city, held over three days from the first Friday in August; colourful streamers are put on bamboo poles to celebrate two 'lover' stars who get near enough to kiss on 7 July.
Cultural in Beppu

Onsen Festival

Beppu's onsens are celebrated with dancing, drinking and festivities; held during the first weekend in April.