Bon Dance 2016 set for August 20

Save the date! Our most popular event every year is the Bon Dance Festival or obon where we celebrate the end of summer and honor our ancestors with a Japanese culture festival. This year the event will be held August 20, and 2016 will be our 21st annual.

More details will be announced soon, but you can be sure of a few things: taiko drumming, delicious food and snacks, Japanese crafts, games, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Japanese arts, and of course the Bon Dance or bon odori featuring participants in colorful kimono, happi, and yukata.

Admission and participation in many activities are free. Tickets can be purchased for food and participation in games.

Go here to RSVP for the event on Facebook and invite your friends! Then watch our website and Facebook page for more information as the planning comes together.