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It's Springtime, and Summer will be here before you know it. You will find the 2019 Obon Festival Schedule and list of Bon Odori dances on this page. Start your stretching and conditioning so you'll be in shape for all the dancing action, not to mention all the hard work at your local Temple Obon Festival.
Obon Items for Sale!
It's never too early to stock up for this year's Bon Odori. We have a variety of essentials for you:
Visit the Obon subpage in our "Items for Sale" page for more details on each item;
2019 Obon Festival Schedule
Southern District Temples will hold their annual Obon Festivals throughout the summer. The public is welcome- please support our Temples!
June 2019 Hours Odori
June 8 Arizona (Sat Only) 5:00-9:00 6:45
June 22 West Covina (Sat Only) 1:00-9:00 7:00
June 22-23 Sun Valley Sat: 5:00-10:00 7:00
Sun: 5:00-9:00 6:30
June 29 Senshin (Sat Only) 5:00-10:00 7:00
June 29-30 San Fernando Sat: 4:30-10:00 7:00
Sun: 4:30-9:00 6:30
July 2019 Hours Odori
July 13 Oxnard (Sat Only) 1:00-8:30 6:00
July 13-14 LA Betsuin Sat: 2:00-10:00 7:00
Sun: 2:00-8:30 6:30
July 20 Santa Barbara (Sat Only) 12:00-5:00 1:00 & 4:00
July 20-21 Orange County Sat: 2:00-9:00 7:00
Sun: 2:00-8:30 7:00
Pasadena Sat: 4:30-9:00 6:30
Sun: 4:30-8:30 6:30
Venice Sat: 3:00-9:00 6:30
Sun: 3:00-9:00 6:30
July 27-28 Higashi Sat: 1:00-9:00 6:30
Sun: 1:00-9:00 6:30
Vista Sat: 12:00-8:00 6:30
Sun: 12:00-8:00 6:30
West Los Angeles Sat: 4:00-10:00 6:30
Sun: 3:00-9:00 6:30
August 2019 Hours Odori
August 3 Las Vegas (Sat Only) 11:00-3:30 12:45
San Diego (Sat Only) 10:00-9:00 6:30
August 10-11 Gardena Sat: 3:00-10:00 6:00
Sun: 3:00-9:00 6:00
Each year, our Southern District Temples select the core dances to be included at all Southern District Obons. Here is the 2019 list:
Don't see your favorites? Not to worry, each Temple may add additional dances for the Bon Odori. If you make it to a few Obons, you will likely partake in One Plus One Ondo, Shiawase Samba, and Tanko Bushi.
Temples generally hold practices a couple of weeks prior to their Obon Festivals. Check their websites (via our Links page) for specific dates/times. You Tube often has versions of these dances posted if you can't wait.