Events & Competitions
Sat 4 ~ Sun 12 March – HAKUBA RAINBOW FESTIVAL
Hakuba Rainbow Festival is the first all-inclusive Ski Festival in Japan. The festival will run over 9 days and will host different events daily that will be open to all including children, families and elderly people. The rainbow is a symbol of social equality and individuality and this festival is open to all. The festival also wants to include the LGBTQ community, a socially vulnerable group, to feel social equality. *quoted from Hakuba Rainbow Festival official website
The following two events will be held at Sakka slope in Hakuba Happo-one ski resort! Please come and join us.
DRAG RACE on Sun 5 March
Join in the fun at Bears Cafe Snow Plaza Sakka with the Drag Race from 11am.
FLAG PARADE & SKI DAY on Sun 12 March
Finish off the week by joining the Rainbow Flag Parade at Happo-one Sakka Slopes, meeting at 10am in front of the Bears Cafe Snow Plaza Sakka Building.
This is an event that can be enjoyed by many guests regardless of gender, nationality, or generation. Everyone is welcome to join in the flag parade, let’s all raise the Rainbow Flag!
The Hakuba Rainbow Festival aims to deepen the understanding of LGBTQ communities, respect diversity and encourage people to think about social equality and being oneself. The rainbow flag, which is also used as a symbol of LGBTQ, has a meaning for each color, and the theme of “rainbow” itself has a deeper meaning for people and culture all over the world. When we think of rainbow, let’s think of “beauty” and “diversity”.