* Humpback whale watching season begins
*Whale watching continues. Best month for breaching, though weather can be stormy.
* Whale watching festival on the third or fourth weekend, a lot of good entertainment
* Whale watching season wraps up at the end of this month. Less breaching, calves are born.
* Beach opening ceremony - kids play games, including catching live fish in a big pool built on the beach
Water is getting warm enough to go swimming and snorkeling
* Golden Week is hectic here, make reservations early.
Good month to come because high season rates haven't kicked in yet but the water is warm enough for swimming.
*Rough Water Swim: 1.5k and 5k solo events at Furuzamami Beach. Relay from Ama Beach to Gahi and Agenashiku islands and back.
* Sabani Race: about 40 traditional Okinawan sailing canoes are raced from Furuzamami Beach to Naha. Very famous race.
* Zamami Masturi (Festival): Lots of entertainment provided by local groups including hula, taiko, eisa, traditional Okinawan dance, and our local band, Za Mammi's, who play Okinawan songs
* Sports Days for the schools. Usually on a Saturday or mid-week holidays. Lots of games but also some mid-day performances that spectators could peek in on. Eisa(Okinawan drumming) is usually around 1pm.
* Zamami-son baseball tournament during the first or second week of the month
* Fan Appreciation: every Saturday of the month there is a performance at the port by the local groups: hula, taiko, eisa, Ryukyu dance, a band
Very quiet month on Zamami.