Events

Obon Summer festival 2016 Schedule

Here’s a semi-complete list of the remaining obons on the Westcoast which are during July and August:

I should have posted this earlier, but better late than never.

SF, Saturday, July 23rd – link for
Pasadena, Sat/Sun, July 23rd/24th
Alameda, Sat, July 23rd
Berkeley, Sat/Sun, July 23rd/24th
Vista, Sat/Sun, July 23rd/24th
Parlier, Sat, July 23rd
Denver, Sat, July 30th
WLA, Sat/Sun, July 30/31st
Las Vegas, Sat, August 6th
San Diego, Sat, August 6th
Palo Alto, Sat/Sun, August 6/7th
Stockton, Sat/Sun, August 6/7th
Gardena, Sat/Sun, August 13th/14th
Little Tokyo, LA, Sun, August 21st

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Picture is from the Venice obon.
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They all vary, but aside from the bon odori (dancing), you’ll also typically find taiko, food, drinks, martial arts demonstrations, bingo (yes bingo!), games, etc.
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