Obon/Summer Festivals in Northern/Central California

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Dancers at Mountain View Buddhist Temple’s 2012 Obon Festival. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Obon season is in full swing in Northern and Central California. Upcoming summer festivals include the following. (Note: Some temples hold their Bon Odori and bazaars on separate weekends.)

Saturday, July 13

• Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way, Berkeley. Bon Odori at 6:30 p.m. Info: www.berkeleysangha.org/

• Fresno Buddhist Temple. Festival at 2 p.m.; Bon Odori at 7:30 p.m. at Fresno Buddhist Dharma Center, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno. Info: www.fresnobuddhisttemple.org/

• Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.buddhistchurch.com/

Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14

• San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St., San Jose. Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bon Odori on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. Info: http://sjbetsuin.com/

Sunday, July 14

• Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy. South, Sebastopol. Chicken Teriyaki and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.sonic.net/~enmanji

• Marin Buddhist Temple, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. Service at 2 p.m., followed by Bon Odori and potluck. Info: www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org/

• Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple, 1155 Noche Buena St., Seaside. Festival from 12 to 7 p.m., Bon Odori at 6 p.m. Info: www.montereybuddhist.org/

Saturday, July 20

• Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy. South, Sebastopol. Bon Odori from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Info: www.sonic.net~enmanji

• Florin Buddhist Church, 7235 Pritchard Rd., Sacramento. Entertainment starts at 4:45 p.m. Bon Odori at 7:30 p.m. (Odori workshop on Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.) Info: www.florinbuddhist.org

• Fowler Buddhist Church, 210 S. 9th St., Fowler. Info: (559) 834-2077.

• Marysville Buddhist Church, 125 “B” St., Marysville. Festival at 3 p.m.; Bon Odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: http://marysvillebc.org/wp/

• Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr., Stockton. Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.stocktonbuddhisttemple.org/

• Walnut Grove Buddhist Temple, 14105 Pine St., Walnut Grove. Festival from 1 to 10 p.m., Bon Odori from 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.walnutgrovebc.org/

Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21

• Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 12 to 8:30 p.m. Bon Odori on Sunday at 7 p.m. Info: www.mvbuddhisttemple.org/

• San Francisco Buddhist Church, 1881 Pine St., San Francisco. Ginza Bazaar on Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bon Odori on Sunday at 1 p.m. Info: www.bcsfweb.org/

Sunday, July 21

• Parlier Buddhist Church, 360 Newmark Ave., Parlier. Chicken Teriyaki Obento Fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Bon Odori at 8 p.m. Info: http://bcparlier.org/

• Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St., Watsonville. Festival from 12 to 5:30 p.m.; Bon Odori at 4 p.m. Info: www.wbtemple.org/

Saturday, July 27

• Alameda Buddhist Temple, 2325 Pacific Ave., Alameda. Food Bazaar at 4 p.m., Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.btoa.org

• Reedley Buddhist Church, 2035 15th St., Reedley. Festivities start at 5 p.m.; Bon Odori at 8 p.m. Info: www.reedleybc.org/

Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28

• Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 1524 Oregon St., Berkeley. Summer Bazaar on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Info: www.bombu.org/

Sunday, July 28

• Salinas Buddhist Temple, 14 California St., Salinas. Festival from 12 to 8 p.m. Bon Odori at 6 p.m. Info: http://btsalinas.org/

• Visalia Buddhist Temple, 514 E. Center Ave., Visalia. Bento available at 5 p.m.; Bon Odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/VisaliaBuddhistTemple

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Oakland Buddhist Church, 825 Jackson St., Oakland. Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Bon Odori at 7:30 p.m. Info: www.buddhistchurchofoakland.org/

• Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Rd., Penryn. Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.placerbuddhistchurch.org/

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4

• Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd., Palo Alto. Bazaar on Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 12 p.m. Bon Odori on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Info: www.pabt.org/

• Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr., Stockton. Cultural Arts and Food Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Info: www.stocktonbuddhisttemple.org/

Saturday, Aug. 10

• San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 S. Claremont St., San Mateo. Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.sanmateobuddhisttemple.org/

• Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City. Food sales at 5 p.m., Bon Odori at 7 p.m. Info: www.sacbc.org/

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11

• Diablo Japanese American Club, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Summer Festival on Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 8:30 p.m. Bon Odori on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Info: www.diablojaclub.com

• Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m. Info: www.buddhistchurch.com

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