Seasonal Holidays > Obon Season

Obon Season takes place in Hawaii from June to September every year.

*As Obon Season approaches more events will be announced, please bookmark this page and refer back to it for updates.

Things to Do for Obon Season in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu in 2023

Central to Hawaii’s Obon Season are Bon Dances, traditional Japanese events held to honor the departed spirits of one’s ancestors. These popular cultural festivals occur every summer on Oahu. They’re open to the entire community and feature local foods, unique activities, and Hawaii vendors.

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