Soccer club FC Ryukyu is based in Naha but plays its home games in the Okinawa Athletic Stadium located in the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park. Okinawa City also hosts approximately half of the home games for the Ryukyu Golden Kings franchise of the Japan Basketball League.
Okinawa City is also home to Okinawa Prefecture's largest traditional zoo which is also the southernmost zoo in all of Japan. The zoo features more than 200 species including primates, crocodilians and reptiles, mammals, and many birds. There is also a petting zoo and a Wonderland museum.
A popular attraction for a quick thrill is the giant roller slide in Manta Park in the Awase area of Okinawa City that has the reputation of being one of the highest and longest in Okinawa.
The most popular entertainment district is the section of Route 20 adjacent to nearby Kadena Air Base that is referred to as Gate 2 Street, the nearby Chuo Park Avenue that is referred to as BC Street, all of the streets in between, and the perpendicular streets south of Route 20. There are more than a dozen live musical acts of every taste playing in the restaurants, clubs and bars of this area on any given weekend night. The annual Peace Love Rock Festival is held in Okinawa City each July and features dozens of local Okinawan as well as Japanese and some foreign musical acts.