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Date: Sunday, 30 July, 2023       Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minami Community Center
600 W. Enos Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93458
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Map of Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive

The Annual Guadalupe Buddhist Church Annual Obon Festival Event. The Guadalupe Buddhist Church invites you to join us at our annual Obon Festival! Obon Festivals are held around the world in honor of ancestors who have shared their compassion and wisdom with us, therefore contributing much to our lives. Our GBC festival has been held annually before and since the Japanese-American community returned to this area after World War II, with the 2 year exception of the Covid-19 pandemic years, and it is a favorite local event.

This is a fun, family friendly event, we hope to see you all there!

2023 New Location
Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive

Pre-Sale Dinner and Raffle tickets available
* 1/2 Teriyaki Chicken dinner with rice and edamame - $17
* Raffle Tickets - $5 each
* 1st Prize - $1500
* Top 10 Prizes are Cash & Many more prizes

Additional raffle, food and goods available for purchase on site at the Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Dr.

Obon Festival Event Date
July 30, 2023, Sunday 

Obon Festival Event Time
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bon Odori Dance
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 


Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Free street parking


See Obon Practice Schedule
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bring your kachi kachi, towels and fans. Refreshments will be served.

If you would like to learn the Obon dances beforehand, and have a whole lot of fun, we invite you to participate in our Bon Odori Dance practices!
Practices will be held: Mondays July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023


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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)


Obon Festival Event Location
New Location: Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93458
Previous Location: Veteran's Community Center, 313 West Tunnell St., Santa Maria, CA 93458.

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


Sunday, 30 July, 2023

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Phone: (805) 343-1053

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