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Bon Festival 2012 presented by Delray Subaru
Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Delray Beach, FL
To continue to offer our visitors an experience that’s intimate, enjoyable and unforgettable, for the first time this year, we are limiting admission to Bon Festival (Here's Why). Tickets go on sale June 1 through online purchase only and are expected to sell out. Morikami members get in FREE and do not need to reserve tickets. Not sure if your membership covers your guests? We’re here to help! Email us here.
The Morikami will celebrate the 35th annual Bon Festival in one enlivening evening! This uplifting festival is inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living.
The evening features taiko drum performances, traditional Japanese folk dancing and a street fair with games and vendor booths. Guests are invited to purchase hand-crafted lanterns to write a special message to passed loved ones.
The highlight of the evening will begin at sunset when Morikami Pond, surrounded by the beautiful Roji-en garden, will be transformed into a tranquil sea of lighted lanterns that, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living. A special fireworks display will cap the enchanting evening.
Bon Festival 2012 is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.