Obon Fest

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Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Obonfest (Obon) is a traditional summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one's ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made and food is offered.

Central to Obonfest is Bon Odori (Obon dance). These joyful dances invite the community to celebrate and pay tribute to ancestors and those family members who have more recently passed. Each year, experienced Bon Odori dancers lead the group, and all are encouraged to participate and follow along. 

This year will be a virtual event. 

Upcoming Dates & Times

Aug. 7