SEAL BEACH — The 16th annual Japan America Kite Festival (第16回日米凧あげ大会), Southern California’s largest kiting event, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the north side of Seal Beach Pier. Admission is free.
As a part of the grand finale, Bon Odori (traditional festival dance) will be held at 4 p.m.! Grab uchiwa (Japanese fan), wear a yukata (summer kimono) or happi (festival coat), and join the dance.
Co-presented by Japan America Society of Southern California and Up Up and Away Kite Club.
Overflow parking is now available at SeaPort Marina Hotel in Long Beach. A free shuttle will operate from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from the hotel to the festival.