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2023 Japanese Obon Festival

  • 2023-08-20
  • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Please join us for Obon Festival 2023 at Como Park on Sunday, August 20 from 3 PM to sundown for a celebration of Japanese culture and tradition.  There will be food, singing, dancing, martial arts, and of course, lantern lighting! This is a family friendly event perfect for everyone. 

The program has been posted to Como Park's website here: https://comozooconservatory.org/obon-2023/

Attendees will be required to prepurchase tickets online.

Adult: $5.00
Child: $3.00

Senior: $3.00        

(Here is the information from Como Park.)

JASM Activities that will be at Obon Festival: 

Calligraphy - Try your hand at calligraphy or ask the calligraphy master for a message on a fan (with a donation of $15 or more)

Yo-Yo Tsuri - A game where participants fish for floating balloons

Kingyo sukui - In our version, fish for rubber fish with scoopers

Japanese Quiz - Test your knowledge of Japan and win a prize

Main Booth - Find variety of JASM merchandise and other fun items.

Visit JASM Main Booth for Obon Festival Masks!

We hope to see you there!

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