The 68th annual Obon Festival will be held at West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, 2003 Corinth Ave. in Los Angeles, on Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, from 3 to 9 p.m.
The event features games, a raffle, and bonsai and ikebana displays. Menu items include udon, beef and chicken teriyaki, sushi, won ton, Imagawayaki, shaved ice and more.
On both days, West L.A. Taiko will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Obon dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s dances are “Bon Odori Uta,” “Eijanaika,” “Sembazuru,” “Nikkei Ondo,” “Honen Bon Uta,” “Yosakoi Bon Uta,” “Yosakoi Naruko Odori,” “Hanabi Ondo,” and “Shinran Ondo.”
Free covered parking is available at the Trident Center on Corinth Avenue and Olympic Boulevard.