Name: Odaka Volunteer Day
Date: Saturday March 3rd
Time: 8:30 am~ 4 pm
Address: Odaka Station
Details: After the 2011 disaster Odaka town in the Minami soma region was one of the most heavily affected areas, now six years later, efforts are still being made to recover and helping to allow people to return to their home. The day’s work can range from anything from cutting grass and raking, to chopping down trees. Rain or shine, volunteers from all over the prefecture and even as far as Tokyo come together once a month. If you have a free day, come join, you can even enjoy the discounted onsen after.
Name: Spring Food Festa in Kunimi
Date: Sunday, March 4th
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Details: Treat your taste buds to an array of food stalls all arranged on Fujita street while also enjoying the weather and the people. There will be some comedy performances. Overall, a day of fun and delicious food.
Name: Agemono Summit
Date: March 17th and 18th (Sat-Sun)
Time: Sat 10:00 – 17:00 (Sun until 16:00)
Details: Savor the taste of menchi made by 20 different stores from across the country as well as other fried food in the town which is home to one of the three oldest Sakura trees in Japan.
Name: Iizaka Taiko Festival
Date: Sunday March 18th
Time: Open at 9:00, starts at 10:00
Address: Chikuzen-27-1 Iizaka, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-0201
Details: Do you love the sound of the bachi as they pound the drums? If you do, this is the event for you. Iizaka Onsen will be having their 17th annual taiko festival which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Iizaka Hachiman Shrine Preservation Society, so it is bound to be an exciting night.
Price: 2000 yen in advanced, 2500 yen at the door. Children are 1000 yen
Name: Boat Pulling Festival & Shrine Maiden Dance
Date: Wednesday March 21st
Time: From noon
Address: 〒969-3301 Fukushima Prefecture, Yama District, 磐梯町磐梯八幡４６１４
Details: Another rice bale pulling festival, this time located under the sight of Mt. Bandai at Bandai Shrine. In this tug of war, the two sides east and west have to battle it out and decide what is the fate of the rice crops for that year, whether the price of rice goes up or not and so forth. Then the priestesses at the shrine perform a dance which you can also enjoy.