It’s Obon Festival time!!!
I have blogged in the past about what an Obon Festival is and covered various events. And now the first Obon festival that I attended in the Central Valley for 2017 took place in the city of Visalia, California in Tulare County.
The Visalia Obon Festival, which is a smaller obon event, kicks off the Central Valley Obon Festivals and then the next is held in Reedley on the 1st, the largest Central Valley obon event is held in Fresno, California on July 8th (which brings in over a thousand people) and then it goes to Fowler and ends in Parlier.
There are also numerous Obon festivals throughout the country and in California in June and July.
While it was a hot event during the afternoon, by early evening, the winds started to pick up and cooled things down a little. You can view more of my photos from the Visalia Obon Festival 2017 by clicking here.
Here are a few videos from the Visalia Obon Festival 2017.
For more information on Obon Festivals near you, please click here.