Obon will be celebrated the weekend of June 23 and 24 at the following Northern California temples affiliated with Buddhist Churches of America. Note: Some temples hold their bazaars/carnivals and Bon Odori on different dates.
• Obon Bazaar on Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m. at Buddhist Church of Lodi, 23 N. Stockton St. in Lodi. Bon Odori on Sunday at 7 p.m. Bingo, exhibits, live entertainment, Japanese food (tempura sale starts at 3 p.m.), raffle. Info: (209) 368-5589, www.lodibuddhist.org
• Annual Bazaar on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. at San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 S. Claremont St. in San Mateo. Food, games, bingo, prizes, silent auction, plant sale, AACP Bookstore. San Mateo Taiko both days at 4 p.m. Artwork by Shoma Adams, Ryoma Adams, Karen Chiguchi, Sara Chiguchi, Fumie Hiramine-Ly, Marie Hiramine-Ly, Kate Sato, Phoebe Taylor, Kaylie Wong. Info: (650) 342-2541, www.sanmateobuddhisttemple.org
• Vacationland Carnival and Bazzar on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 7 p.m. at Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. in Alameda. Bingo, games for kids, silent auction, raffle drawing for $5,000, food (sushi, udon, tempura, tamales, curry rice, teriyaki chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, kuri manju, root beer floats). Info: (510) 522-524, www.btoa.org
For a list of Obon events at BCA temples, visit: http://www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/obon-and-bazaar-schedule/