2023 Friendship Festival highlights: Day 1 May 20, 2023

The 2023 Yokota Friendship Festival completes the first of its two-days worth of events, as Team Yokota opens its gates to welcome approximately 67,000 guests from around the world to celebrate the enduring partnership between the U.S. and Japan and take the opportunity to help strengthen ties between the base and local communities. This year, aircraft static displays, live entertainment, food vendors, and aerial demonstrations were provided for the festival goes to showcase the U.S.-Japan mission partnership.