73rd Annual Obon Festival
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 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. An introduction to Buddhism session is offered to everyone. Everyone is invited to dance during the bon odori, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-372-8181.