2023 June-July : Obon festival and Bon odori events held every weekend in June and July by efforts of Buddhist temples and Japanese community centers

LOS ANGELES (Cultural News) – Obon Festival and Bon Odori Events in Southern California

Member Temples of the Buddhist Church of America (aka Nishi Hongwanji School)

June 10 (Sat) Arizona Buddhist Temple

June 17 (Sat) Sun Valley Buddhist Temple (In the venue of Valley Japanese Community Center, 8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352. Bon odori 6:00 pm)

June 24 (Sat) Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha: Obon Festival at Clark High School, 4300 W Sirius Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (event 10 am – 4 pm)

June 24 (Sat) June 25 (Sun) San Fernand Vally Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (in the venue of San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, 1293 Branford Street, Pacoima. Sat: Bon odori 7:00pm, Sun: Bon odori 6:30pm)

July 1(Sat) Senshin Buddhist Temple (Bon odori 7:00pm)

July 8 (Sat) No Obon Festival at Oxnard Buddhist Temple due to the remodel and construction

July 8 (Sat) July 9 (Sun) Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Tempe aka Nishi Betsuin (Sat: Bon Odori 6:30pm, Sun: Bon odori 6:30pm)

July 15(Sat) July 16 (Sun) Orange County Buddhist Church (Sat: Bon odori 6:30pm, Sun: Bon odori 6:30pm)

July 15 (Sat) July 16 (Sun) Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Tempe (Sat: Bon odori 7:00pm, Sun: Bon odori 7:00pm)

July 22 (Sat) July 23 (Sun) Vista Buddhist Temple (Sat: Bon odori 6:30pm, Sun: Obon odori 6:30pm)

July 22 (Sat) July 23 (Sun) West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple (Sat: Bon odori 6:30pm, Sun: Bon odori 6:30pm)

July 23 (Sun) Pasadena Buddhist Temple (Bon odori 6:00pm)

July 29 (Sat) Buddhist Temple of San Diego (Bon odori 5:30pm)

August 5 (Sat) August 6 (Sun) Gardena Buddhist Church


Member Temples of Higashi Honganji School aka Otani School

June 24 (Sat) West Covina Buddhist Tempe (In the venue of East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center. Bon odori 7:00 pm)

July 29 (Sat) Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple (Obon Festival will be held at Murata Ranch in Camarillo)


Member Temples of Soto Mission in North America

July 8 (Sat) July 9 (Sun) Zenshuji Soto Mission (Obon Carnival: 12:00pm – 7:00pm)

July 16 (Sun) Sozenji Buddhist Temple (Obon Festival: 10:00.am – 2:00pm)


Japanese American Community Center

June 10 (Sat) June 11 (Sun) Southeast Japanese School and Community Center (Annual Cultural Festival & Ondo, Sat: 3:00pm -9:00pm, Sun: 2:00pm – 8:00pm)

June 24 (Sat) Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center (Annual Japanese Festival: 3:00pm – 9:00pm)

June 24 (Sat) Garneda Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (Matsui Fundraiser: 10:00am – 7:00pm)


Okinawa Association of America
Annual Okinawa Association of America Picnic
July 16 (Sun) Whittier Narrows Recreation Park, Area E-1, 750 S Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91739