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2017 Guadalupe Buddhist Church Annual Obon Festival - Veteran's Memorial (Sunday Only) Japanese Food, Taiko, Crafts, Sushi, Origami, etc.

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Date: Sunday, 23 July, 2017       Time: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Guadalupe - Veteran's Memorial Cultural Building
313 West Tunnell
Santa Maria, CA 93458

The Obon Festival an annual Buddhist event held to commemorate one's ancestors. It is believed that each year during Obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives.

Please join us for this family fun day in Santa Maria, CA. This festival is open to everyone of all ages. The Annual Obon Festival will begin at noon and end at 5:00 PM., and will feature Bonsai and martial arts demonstrations, taiko drumming, with the highlight being the Obon dancing which all are welcome to participate in. Traditional Japanese food as well as some local favorites such as udon, sushi, teriyaki chicken dinner, kushiyaki, wontons, and strawberry shortcake will be available for your enjoyment. We even have a FREE fun interactive arts and crafts area for the kids, everything from Origami to face painting, along with handmade items for purchase. So come out to learn more the Japanese culture in the Santa Maria Valley. We look forward to seeing you there. To see more, click on any of the photos below.

Do you want to get more involved? In the days leading up to the festival, we work with volunteers from the community to help put this festival together. You can help cooking, making sushi, making signs and so much more. It's a great way to give back, make new friends and learn more about the Santa Maria Japanese community and the Guadalupe Buddhist Church. Start by clicking on the Contact Us link above and sending us an email!

Sunday, 23 July, 2017

11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Bon Odori Dance
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Not confirmed)

Admission is FREE
$5.00 – Raffle tickets
$10.00 – 1/2 Teriyaki Chicken dinner with rice and edamame
Additional food and crafts available for purchase on site!

Veteran's Memorial Community Center 313 West Tunnell St,, Santa Maria, CA 93458
(FREE street parking)

Obon Practice Schedule
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Obon dance practice schedule: Coming

Bring your kachi kachi, towels and fans. Refreshments will be served.

Obon Dance Practice Dates - Locate All Practice Dates:  http://bit.ly/2v8uzf4

Veteran's Community Center, 313 West Tunnell St., Santa Maria, CA 93458.

Event Title
Guadalupe Buddhist Church Obon Festival - Veteran's Memorial Cultural Building (Sun only)

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.

(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)


Sunday, 23 July, 2017


Alice Maxon

Phone: (805) 343-1053
Location Website: Click to Visit


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