West L.A. taiko will perform at 5:30 p.m. both days. Bon Odori begins at 6:30 p.m. both days. Dance practices have already concluded but everyone is welcome to participate regardless of experience.
This year’s dances: “Bon Odori Uta,” “Ichigo Ichie,” “Shimaya Uta Ashibii,” “Pokemon Ondo,” “Shigisan Ondo” (tenugui), “Aiue Ondo” (uchiwa), “Seinen Ondo” (kachi-kachi), “Tsurukame Ondo.”
Food booths will feature beef and chicken teriyaki, udon, wonton, Imagawayaki and more. The festival will also include games for kids, exhibits and a raffle.
Free covered parking at the Trident Center, Corinth Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, one block south of WLABT, from 2 to 11 p.m. Garage will be locked at 11 p.m. both nights.
Relaxed parking will be in effect from July 28 at 8 a.m. to July 29 at 11 p.m. on Purdue (both sides of the street) between LaGrange and Mississippi and LaGrange (both sides of the street) from Corinth to Butler.