Get Ready for Kinser Festival

Kinser Festival, going down this year Saturday, October 26 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 from 1 to 9 p.m., welcomes all service members, their families and our Japanese and Okinawan neighbors to partake in a weekend of festival fun with favorite festival attractions for all ages, including a military static display, Fun Land’s rides and bouncers and game booths galore—including the new Bolt Action Virtual Shooting Range.

Food to satisfy the heartiest appetites will be available, including delectable offerings from MCCS. Hungry festival-going revelers can enjoy USA staples such as Bulldogs Burgers, succulent BBQ beef brisket from Hickory House All-American BBQ, sizzling pizza, 305 Latin Bistro and, for patrons 20 years of age and older, refreshing adult beverages from Kanpai Lounge. Cultural foods will also be available—including a selection of local food trucks!

A great lineup of FREE entertainment will also be on tap, including rapper/singer/songwriter/DJ Gnash performing at 5:30 p.m., singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy performing at 7 p.m. and singer/songwriter/actor MAX performing at 8:30 p.m.—all on Saturday night. Sunday will feature the local salsa band KACHIMBA 1551 with Moon Roses performing at 3:45 p.m. and the legendary Japanese Queen tribute band Queeness performing at 8:45 p.m.

Admission to the Kinser Festival is FREE and open to all SOFA ID card holders and Japanese island-wide. No one will be admitted with pets, outside alcohol, bottles, coolers or backpacks. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from designated parking lots on the base. As always, MCCS encourages everyone to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. Daiko and taxi services will be available. For more information, call 098-970-5828 or visit

10:05 04 Mar , 2024