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DateDescriptionContact Info
Mon-Fri, Jul 18-22 9:00AM-9:00PM Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP)

Summer Taiko Intensives

TCP offers six intensive courses on taiko, shamisen, and poly-rhythms from five different instructors including Kenny Endo, taiko pioneer PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose Taiko), Michael Gonhata (Nihon Taiko Dojo), Kapono Ciotti (Jamarek), and Patrick Oiye (shamisen artist). A great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. For more details, visit:

Washington Middle School

1633 S King St, Honolulu

Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236
Friday&Saturday Jul 22&23 City and County of Honolulu Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts

Mango Jam

Live Entertainment, Food booths, beer garden and Farmer's Market. The Mango Jam is a fun event for the whole family celebrating local music.

Fri July 22, 4:30-10pm & Sat July 23, 10am-10pm

Frank F, Fasi Civic Center at Honolulu Hale

530 S. King Street, Honolulu

Vergel Jepas 808.768.6622
Friday&Saturday, Jul 22&23 6:00PM-10:30PM Haleiwa Shingon Mission

Obon Services and Dance

Join us in the celebration. There will be lots of delicious food at our concession stand-saimin, sushi, chili, hot dog, barbecue meat, shaved ice, coffee, cold drinks and sweet desserts.

6:00-8:30pm Obon Great Stupa Service

7:30-10:30pm Bon Dance

Haleiwa Shingon Mission-Temple Hall

66-469 Paalaa Road, Haleiwa

Rev. Taiken Akiyama 808.637.4423
Friday Jul 29 6:00PM-10:00PM Hilo Daijingu

Natsu Matsuri(Summer Festival) & Bon Dance

2nd Natsu Matsuri(Summer Festival) & Bon Dance. Come & enjoy the Summer Festival Dance and the concession that will be available.

6pm Memorial Service, 7-10pm Bon Dance

Hilo Daijingu

10 Anela St, Hilo (corner of Puainako & Anela St.)

Rev. Naohiro Hotta 808.959.8611
Friday&Saturday, Jul 29&30 5:00PM-9:30PMPalolo Hongwanji

The annual Palolo Hongwanji Bon Dance

Delicious food will be available from 5 PM, service is from 6:00-6:30PM, and festive dancing from 6:30-9:30PM. Additional entertainment and guaranteed fun to be enjoyed by all ages!

Palolo Hongwanji

1641 Palolo Avenue, Honolulu

Rev. Fujimori 808.732.1491
Friday&Saturday, Jul 29-30 6:45PMWailuku Hongwanji Mission

Wailuku Hongwanji Obon Service

Hatsu Bon services and Dance Delicious Chicken Teriyaki, BBQ beef, Chow Fun, and wonderful Bon services.

Service at 6:45 pm & Dance at 8:00 pm

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission

Temple at 1828 Vineyard Street, Wailuku

Wailuku Hongwanji 808.244.0406
Sunday Jul 31 9:00AM-3:00PM Hawaii Bonsai Association

Bonsai Exhibit and Plant Pair

Bonsai display, demonstrations, trees and plants for sale, questions/answers about bonsai. Sign-up for bonsai classes. Free admission and free parking.

Washington Middle School Cafeteria

1633 South King Street, Honolulu

Alvin Chang 808.595.4546
Friday&Saturday, Aug 5 & 6 5:30PM-10:00PM Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

Obon Festival

Hatsubon Memorial Service at 6pm

Food Concession ( Sushi, Bento, Chow Fun, Andagi and more) open at 5:30pm

Games at 7pm and Dancing at 7:30pm

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

551 Wainee St., Lahaina

Noosh Nishihara 808.870.6478
Saturday Aug 6 10:00AM-12:00PMHawaii Harmonica Society

Hawaii Harmonica Society's 19th Annual Harmonica Recital and Concert

The public is invited to a free harmonica recital and concert featuring the Hawaii Reed 21 Harmonica Band (members from the International Cultural and Friendship Association [ICFA] in Mililani) and the Small World Harmonica Band(members from the Beretania Community Park Recreational Center in Honolulu). Groups will perform with TREMOLO harmonica and ensemble instruments.

Mission Memorial Hall Auditorium

550 South King Street, City Hall Annex, Honolulu

Robert Omura 808.833.4336
Sunday Aug 7 10:00AM-4:00PMHawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

Back-To-School Blessing & Otaku Summer Festival

The blessing creates a day of celebration honoring educators and students of all ages so they may enjoy learning, take delight in new discoveries and persevere in their studies. Come join us for a complimentary Back-To-School Education Blessing seeped in ancient tradition, any time between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

The Otaku Summer Festival returns again from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu

HI Kotohira Jinsha - HI Dazaifu Tenmangu 808.841.4755
Friday&Saturday, Aug 12&13 5:30PM-10:00PMPearl City Hongwanji Mission

Pearl City Hongwanji Bon Dance

There will be lots of ono food and please visit our craft and country stores as well as the children's games.

5:30pm Country store and food booths open, 5:30pm Hatsubon service on Saturday, August 13 only.

7:00-10:00pm Bon Dance. Everyone is welcome.

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission

858 Second Street, Pearl City

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission 808.455.1680
Friday&Saturday, Aug 19&20 6:30PMKahului Jodo Mission

Kahului Jodo Mission Bon Dance

Services will begin on 6:30 on both sites with dancing to follow. Plate lunches, chow fun and various snacks will be available for purchase from 5:30.

Kahului Jodo Mission

325 Laau Street, Kahului

Iris Nitta 808.276.4774
Friday&Saturday, Aug 19&20 7:00PM-10:00PMSoto Mission of Hawaii

2016 Soto Mission Bon Dance

Bon Dance is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today.

Soto Mission of Hawaii

1708 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu

Soto Mission of Hawaii 808.537.9409
Sunday Aug 21 3:00PM-5:00PM Ukwanshin Kabudan

Kunaatsuyu nu Nigai (a music and dance concert)

A goodwill exchange performance of traditional Okinawan music and dance by the performing arts students of Yaeyama Norin High School.

McKinley High School Auditorium

1039 S. King Street, Honolulu

Doreen Yamashiro 808.247.9495




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