Fresno Gumyo Taiko at the Fresno Obon in 2014.
FRESNO — Fresno Buddhist Temple will present its Obon/Festival of Lanterns on Saturday, July 9, at Fresno Buddhist Dharma center, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave. in Fresno.
Doors open at 2 p.m. Foods, desserts and beverages with an Asian flair will be sold while supplies last.
Bingo, carnival games and bake-walks start at 4 p.m., followed by taiko drumming at 5 p.m.
Bon dance starts at 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary — feel free to join in. Personalized memorial lanterns will be displayed. Enter a raffle drawing to win $2,000 (first prize) or $500 (second prize).
From Geppo, the temple newsletter:
What Obon is about…
It’s about honoring the past, appreciating the moment.
It’s a Festival of Lanterns.