Summer Festival

The Summer Festival is a holiday celebrated near Maiden's Peak, as well as other locations in the Pokémon world. In the anime dub, it was said to celebrate the end of summer, but in actuality, it is based on Natsu matsuri, a Shinto festival celebrating the beginning of summer. It was featured in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak.

Like in the real world, people participating in the Summer Festival are encouraged to wear yukata, brightly colored and patterned garments. Various performances are held in the evening, and carnival-style games and foods are located at the festival. The festival grounds are decorated with bonfires and paper lanterns. Tiny decorated boats lit with candles are floated across bodies of water to guide the spirits of the dead.

In other languages

Language Title
  Italian Festival estivo
  Polish Festyn
  Latin American Spanish Festival del fin del verano
  Swedish Sensommarfestival


Anime-exclusive festivals and holidays
Multiregional ChristmasJohto FestivalKid's DaySummer Festival
Kanto Aura Guardian FestivalPokémon Flower Arrangement
Princess Festival
Orange Archipelago Legend Festival
Johto Eclipse FestivalMareep FestivalParade of the Chinchou
Pokémon ExhibitionPokémon Street Performer Festival
Pokémon Swap MeetSunflora FestivalWobbuffet Festival
Hoenn Feather CarnivalMay FestivalMillennium Festival
Sinnoh Pastoria Croagunk FestivalSinnoh FestivalTwinleaf Festival
Unova Eindoak Harvest FestivalKanto Fair
Subway Bosses' Stamp RallyWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Grand Harvest Festival
Kalos Camphrier Harvest FestivalCoumarine City Festival
Gadget FestivalGourgeist FestivalZapdos Festival
Alola Manalo FestivalWela Fire Festival
Paldea Artazon Art Festival
Unknown Wind Festival
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