The Bon Odori is enjoyed by all ages. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

ANAHEIM — Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave. (near Ball Road) in Anaheim, will hold its annual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, from 2 to 8:30 p.m.

Performance by OCBC’s own Daion Taiko begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bon Odori from 7 to 8 p.m.

The festival will also feature food (including take-out), a boutique, and games for kids.

The final dance practice will be held on Wednesday, July 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be food for sale.

Free admission and parking. Shuttle transportation from the parking lot (on the other side of Dale Avenue) to the church is available. For more information, call (714) 827-9590 or visit

Ika (squid) is one of the delicacies served during the festival. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

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