There will be plenty of events to get everyone’s adrenaline pumping in celebration of the 25th F1 Grand Prix held at Suzuka Circuit.
Mamoru Atsuta Photo Exhibition and F1 Ink Art by Hiroshi Tarui
Photography by Suzuka native Mamoru Atsuta and pieces by artist Hiroshi Tarui made using Suzuka Ink will be on display. Hiroshi Tarui will also be giving a talk and live art demonstration at 2PM on Saturday, October 5.
Date and time：Saturday October 5 to Sunday, October 13, 10 AM- 10PM（exhibit will close at 7PM on the final day）
Location：Aeon Mall Suzuka 1F North Court
F1 Film Festival
“The Glorious Men of the F1 Grand Prix” will be playing at the Aeon Mall in Suzuka. Admission of 500 yen includes a mini popcorn and a souvenir postcard.
Date and Time：Thursday, October 10 to Sunday October 13, 7PM
Location：Aeon Mall Suzuka
Suzuka Japan Grand Prix Local Night Festival
Local food from various parts of Mie, talks by local photographer Mamoru Atsuta, performances by the Shiroko High School Wind Ensemble and the Suzuka High School Calligraphy Club, and more!
Date and time：Friday, October 11 4PM to 8PM
Location：Suzucomi Event Plaza inside Frespo Suzuka（Suzuka-shi, Sumiyoshi-cho 8947）
Prayers for good luck in competition with commemorative prayer tags
A local shrine will be selling commemorative prayer tags that visitors can use to submit prayers for good luck in competition. Be sure to stop by on your way to Suzuka Circuit and submit a good luck prayer for your favorite driver!
Date and time：Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13 during shrine’s opening hours
Location：Katsuhayahi Shrine (Shiroko Honmachi, 2 minute walk from Shiroko Station’s east exit)
Tourism and local goods information booth
A tourism and local goods information booth will be set up inside Suzuka Circuit. Come by for more information about things to see in do in Mie Prefecture. The booth will offer local event information, coupons for restaurants and more!
Date and time：Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13
Location：Inside Suzuka Circuit
2013 Suzuka Soapbox Grand Prix
Racers build and race their own soapbox cars, which have no engines and use gravity to race downhill. The soap box cars are judged on design and speed. The “Suzuka Curry Grand Prix,” a gourmet event featuring ingredients from Suzuka will take place alongside the Soapbox Grand Prix!
Date and time：Monday, October 14, 11AM to 3:30PM
Location：Bentenyama Park and the area around Suzuka Hunter
Suzuka Japan Grand Prix Cleanup Initiative
Suzuka Circuit is looking for volunteers to help clean up the area around the circuit. Participants will receive a commemorative postcard and other gifts. Volunteers should gather at the #9 parking lot by 8AM.
Date and time：Monday, October 14
Location：Around Suzuka Circuit
※Events are subject to change.
※For more information, please see the Suzuka F1 Japan Grand Prix Regional Revitalization Council website (http://suzuka21.com/).
※Traffic will be very congested in the Suzuka area during the F1 Grand Prix. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.