These celebrations held across the state are a Japanese tradition the observance of Obon, held in memory of our departed family members. Festivals feature food and, of course, a big group Obon dance. Everyone is welcome.

Bon Dances and locations:

• June 8-9 Kapaa Jodo Mission

• June 15-16 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Hanapepe)

• June 22-23 Lihue Hongwanji Mission

• June 29-30 Waimea Shingon Mission

• July 6-7 Koloa Jodo Mission

• July 13-14 West Kauai Hongwanji       Mission (Waimea)

• July 20-21 Kapaa Hongwanji Mission

• July 27-28 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission

• Aug. 3-4 Kauai Soto Zen Temple.