19th Annual Japanese Obon Festival August 20th

~Japanese food, art, dance, martial arts and cultural treasures showcased at Como~

We have expanded the footprint of the festival, adding more food vendors, entertainment, exhibitors, porta-potties, and thanks to Metro Transit, we can offer free rides to Como!


Free shuttle bus service from the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave.

If you’d like to skip the line you can purchase advanced adult tickets by clicking HERE. Advanced children and senior tickets can be purchased HERE.

Click HERE for free rides to the Japanese Obon Festival courtesy of our friends at Metro Transit!

Bonsai, martial arts, Ikebana, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture will take center stage at the 19th annual Como Park Obon Festival (FKA Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival), a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 3:00pm-9:00pm on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park. Admission is $5.00 per adult (13+), $3.00 per child (ages 3-12) and Seniors (ages 65+), free for children under 3. Free shuttle bus service will be available until 10:30pm from a staffed off-site parking lot at the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave. Sorry, no pets will be allowed on festival grounds.

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