Obon 2018

72nd Annual Obon Festival

Sunday, July 8, 2018, noon – 5:00pm

1155 Noche Buena Street in Seaside

Enjoy delicious Japanese foods, entertainment, games, bonsai and ikebana exhibits, and Japanese goods and crafts for sale. Food choices include tempura prepared by chefs from local Japanese restaurants, sushi, beef teriyaki, udon (noodles in broth), kushi katsu (fried pork), gyoza (steamed dumpling with ground pork and vegetables), strawberry shortcake and ice cream. Gluten-free chicken karaage (fried chicken) will be available this year. Day-long entertainment features Taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, and Japanese tea ceremony. Everyone is invited to dance during the bon odori, or community Japanese folk dancing. Over 100 raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day, ending the festival with the $2,000 grand prize drawing.

This is a free event, donations accepted. For more information, please email obonfest@gmail.com or call 831-372-8181.