March 30, 2023

St. Paul, Minn. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Bonsai, martial arts, Ikebana, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture will take center stage at the 19th annual Como Park Obon Festival this from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul, Minn. Formerly the Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, the Obon Festival continues as a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday.

Admission is $5 per adult (13+), $3 per child (ages 3-12) and seniors (ages 65+), and free for children under 3. Free shuttle bus service will be available until 10:30 p.m. from a staffed off-site parking lot at the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave. Sorry, no pets will be allowed on festival grounds.

Free shuttle bus service from the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave.

If you’d like to skip the line you can purchase advanced adult tickets by clicking HERE. Advanced children and senior tickets can be purchased HERE.

Click HERE for free rides to the Japanese Obon Festival courtesy of our friends at Metro Transit!

Click HERE For Obon FAQs






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