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Bon Odori Festival

Join us on August 2nd and August 3rd as the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) and Buddhist Temple of San Diego (BTSD) host the annual Bon Odori Festival! We are proud to continue the tradition of celebrating the circle of life together, as done each summer in Japan for generations, and welcome everyone to join our celebration!

For two days, you will be able to enjoy a variety of merchants, engage in family-friendly activities, treat yourselves to Japanese festival foods, a beer garden, a tea & dessert garden, and experience cultural performances throughout each day! Each festival day will also be highlighted with traditional Bon Odori practices:

On August 2nd, you'll be able to make your own toro nagashi to either take home or set afloat at JFG. Lanterns will be sold at the Inamori Pavilion on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
2215 Pan American Way E
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Aug 2 - Aug 3, 2019
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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