Foster Festival
 kicks off MCCS 2014 festival season

Foster Festival has entertainment and activities for the whole family. (MCCS photo)

As Okinawa’s heat ratchets onward and upward, so does the MCCS festival season starting with Foster Festival. This year’s festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 2 to 10 p.m. on both days.

Various rides entertain the smaller festival visitors. (MCCS photo)

This free event open to all DoD ID card holders and Japanese citizens. 

Festival-goers can expect to experience everything that makes a festival an event worth visiting with free top-notch entertainment, game booths, amusement rides, Kiddie Land, and a variety of festival foods such as yakitori, yakisoba, spare ribs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and more.

The most anticipated event at Foster Festival must be featured entertainment from Uncle Kracker, who will perform live 8 p.m. Saturday. With top-quality entertainment, great food and games for all ages, Foster Festival is sure to be a favorite festival for the whole family.

There will be shuttles from designated parking areas to the festival grounds. No pets, outside alcohol, bottles, backpacks or coolers allowed. Taxi and daiko services will be available.

For up-to-date information about Foster Festival and featured entertainment, please visit, or call 645-5821.

Foster Fest Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, April 12

Uncle Kracker is the headliner Saturday.

3 p.m.              Clown Kotora /クラウンコトラ

4 p.m.              Chinjinsyu Wakatida (Okinawan dance) /鼓衆 若太陽

4:30 p.m.         Claverio (Belly dancing) /クラベリオベリーダンス

5 p.m.              Tamanchu Hiroto (Juggler) /珠人ヒロト

6 p.m.              OkiBumz (Variety music) /オキバムズ

7 p.m.              Commander’s Remarks

8 p.m.              Uncle Kracker /アンクルクラッカー

Sunday, April 13

Johnny Ginowan plays island music on Sunday.

3 p.m.              Dazoku  (Okinawan dance) /沖縄和太鼓 打族

3:30 p.m.         Clown Kotora /クラウンコトラ

4:20 p.m.         Pua Hinano (Polynesian dance) /プアヒナノ

4:50 p.m.         Ryukyu Kirara (Okinawan dance) /琉球きらら

5:50 p.m.         Johnny Ginowan (Island Music) /ジョニー宜野湾

7:20 p.m.         Byron Jones (Okinawan music) /バイロンジョーンズ

8 p.m.              Apache Band (Variety music) /アパッチバンド

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