- Recurrence: Recurring on the 2nd Sunday of August
- Location: in front of the Arcata Playhouse
- Address: 1251 9th Street
- Arcata, CA 95521
- Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Price: Free
The Obon Festival is a Buddhist ceremony originating in Japan meant to honor ancestral spirits and remember the departed.
The Obon Festival will feature an array of food trucks with Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine, Taiko drummers, children’s activities and Bon dancing. The festival’s spiritual practices will be guided by a Buddhist priest coming to Humboldt County from San Jose. The festival is put on by Humboldt Asian and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.