2016 Venice Obon Festival

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The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 16-17, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our Adult Buddhist Association’s renowned Teriyaki Chicken plate. Or our Buddhist Women’s Association crispy, handmade wontons. Our Dharma school will be selling hot dogs & chili rice. Our Jr. YBA will be frying up dangos in plain, sugar, sugar & cinnamon, and the very popular strawberry shortcake variety. The Sangha Teens will be selling drinks and snow cones. And many game booths run by our affiliate organizations.

Odori (dancing) will start at 6:30PM on both evenings.

There will be a total of five odori practices at the temple:

  • June 29 (Wednesday)
  • July 1 (Friday)
  • July 6 (Wednesday)
  • July 8 (Friday)
  • July 11 (Monday)

All practices will be held from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

Following is the 2016 Obon schedule for the Southern District temples.

All times PM except for the start of the Las Vegas obon, which is 11:00 AM.

Saturday Open Odori Close Sunday Open Odori Close
June
11 Arizona 5:00 6:45 9:00
18 Sun Valley 5:00 7:00 10:00 19 5:00 6:30 9:00
25 San Fernando 4:30 7:00 10:00 26 4:30 6:30 9:00
  West Covina 1:00 7:00 9:00
July
2 Senshin 5:00 7:00 10:00
9 LA Betsuin 3:00 7:00 10:00 10 3:00 6:30 9:00
  Oxnard 1:00 6:00 8:30
16 OCBC 2:00 7:00 9:00 17 2:00 7:00 8:30
  Santa Barbara 12:00 4:00 6:00
  Venice 3:00 6:30 9:00   3:00 6:30 9:00
23 Pasadena 4:00 6:30 9:00 24 4:00 6:30 8:30
  Vista 12:00 6:30 8:00   12:00 6:30 8:00
30 Higashi 1:00 5:30 9:00 31 1:00 5:30 9:00
  West LA 4:00 6:30 10:00   3:00 6:30 9:00
August
6 Las Vegas 11:00 12:45 3:30
  San Diego* 5:00 6:30 8:30
13 Gardena 3:00 6:00 10:00 14 3:00 6:00 9:00

*San Diego Obon will be held @ Balboa Park.

Summary
Event
Venice Obon Festival
Location
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Drive,Culver City,CA-90230
Starting on
07/16/2016
Ending on
07/17/2016