In addition to Bon Odori, the festival will feature taiko drumming, hula dancing, a karate demonstration, a sanshin performance, a bonsai exhibition, a Japanese craft sale, games and face-painting for kids, origami and ikebana demonstrations.
Final dance practice is on Friday, July 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After a 24-year hiatus, the Obon Festival was revived in 2013. Everyone is invited to participate.
Admission is free. For more information, call (805) 969-4691, email email@example.com or visit www.buddhistchurchofsantabarbara.org/obon.