Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival (Jul)
Sponsored every summer by the Sumiyoshi Shrine, the Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival features the fireworks of the Hamadonya Group, which was established during the late Edo Era (early 19th century.) There is a colorful parade of boats and the air over the Onomichi Channel is filled with thousands of fireworks. It's a fitting end to a fun-filled summer in Onomichi. It is usually on the last Saturday night of July, but depending on when that falls, it could be the first Saturday of August. It starts at 7.00pm and continues until 9.30pm in the evening.
尾道住吉花火 - Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival
The following videos will give you an great idea of what it is like to be at the fireworks festival. The first one includes the build up to the evening by including images from earlier in the day of people arriving etc. The second one focuses on the fireworks itself.