This is the largest summer event in Hakodate. There is a fireworks display at the port on the first day. “Wasshoi Hakodate” consists of several parades, which involve over 20,000 paraders. In the parades, women dressed in kimono dance a traditional Hakodate Port Dance, some perform passionate YOSAKOI dance, and the others dance a Squid Dance, which is Hakodate’s specialty. The Squid Dance is so easy that the spectators can join the parade and dance it together.