The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiʻi’s Summer 2019 Bon Dance Schedule

The 2019 obon season is here, time to dance!
Bon Dance
photo: Tien Enga

 

Times and dates are subject to change. Did we miss your bon dance? Email web@honolulumagazine.com.

 

Oʻahu


June

Saturday, June 1: Hawaiʻi’s Plantation Village, 5:30–10 p.m.,(808) 677-0110

Friday, June 7: Pan Pacific Festival, 7–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15: ʻEwa Hongwanji, 7–10 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 681-5222

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22: Wahiawā Hongwanji, 6:45 p.m., (808) 622-4320

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaiʻi Betsuin, 6:30—10:30 p.m., (808) 536-7044

 

SEE ALSO: Hawaiʻi Bon Dance 101: 11 Things You Need to Know

 

July

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6: Mōʻiliʻili Hongwanji Hawai‘i, 5–10 p.m., (808) 949-1659

Saturday, July 6: Kāneʻohe Higashi Hongwanji, 6:30–10 p.m., (808) 247-2661

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13: Koboji Shingon Mission, 7–10:30 p.m., (808) 841-7033

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13: Haleʻiwa Shingon Mission, 7–10:30 p.m., (808) 637-4423

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13: Rissho Kosei-kai, 6:30–9:30 p.m., (808) 455-3212

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13: Higashi Hongwanji Hawaiʻi Betsuin, 7—10 p.m., (808) 531-9088

Saturday, July 13: Windward Hongwanji Mission, 6 p.m., (808) 262-4560

Saturday, July 13: Waipahu Hongwanji, 7 p.m., (808) 677-4221

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: Hale‘iwa Jodo Mission, 7—10 p.m., (808) 637-4382

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: Jikoen Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 6–9:30 p.m., (808) 845-3422

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 7–10:30 p.m., (808) 973-0150

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: Wahiawā Ryusenji Soto Mission, 7—10 p.m., (808) 622-1429

Saturday, July 20: Waiʻanae Hongwanji, 7 p.m., (808) 677-4221

Sunday, July 21: Seicho-No-Ie Hawaiʻi Jisso Center, 12:30–2:30 p.m., (808) 537-6965

Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27: Pālolo Hongwanji, 6:30 p.m., (808) 732-1491

Saturday, July 27: ‘Aiea Hongwanji, 7 p.m., (808) 487-2626

 

August

Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3: Koganji Temple, 5—10 p.m. Sign-up for the children's blessing begins 4:45 p.m. on Friday only. Taiko is at 8:30 p.m. (808) 732-0446

Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3: Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji, 7—10 p.m., (808) 671-3103

Saturday, August 3: Valley of the Temple Memorial Park, 4–9 p.m., (808) 725-2798

Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10: Shingon Shu Hawai‘i, 6:30–10 p.m., (808) 941-5663

Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10: Soto Mission of ʻAiea–Taiheiji, 7–10:30 p.m., (808) 488-6794

Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10: Pearl City Hongwanji, 7–10 p.m., food booths open at 5 p.m., (808) 455-1680

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17: Jodo Mission of Hawaiʻi, 6 p.m. taiko drums, 6:30–9:30 p.m., (808) 949-3995

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17: Mililani Hongwanji, 7 p.m., (808) 625-0925

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17: Soto Mission of Hawaiʻi Betsuin Shoboji, 7–10 p.m., (808) 537-9409

Saturday, August 24: Kapahulu Senior Center, 6–10 p.m., (808) 737-1748

Saturday, August 24: Nichiren Mission of Hawai‘i, 5—9 p.m., (808) 595-3517. Free parking and a shuttle available from Nu‘uanu Congregational Church starting at 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 31: Okinawan Festival at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, 5:30–9 p.m., (808) 676-5400

 

September

Saturday, September 14: Autumn Okinawan Dance Matsuri at Hawaiʻi Okinawa Center, 5–9:00 p.m., (808) 676-5400

 

Big Island


June

Saturday, June 1: Obon in the Gardens in Lili‘uokalani Gardens, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday, June 8: Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6–10 p.m., (808) 323-2993

Saturday, June 15 : Honomū Henjoji Mission, 7–10:30 p.m., (808) 963-6308

Saturday, June 22: Pāpaʻikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 964-1640

Saturday, June 29: Honomū Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 963-6302

 

July

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6: Puna Hongwanji, 7:30 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 966-9981

Saturday, July 6: Kohala Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 775-7532

Saturday, July 13: Daifukuji Soto Mission, (808) 322-3524

Saturday, July 13: Kohala Jodo Mission, 7 p.m., (808) 889-5456

Saturday, July 13: Hilo Meisho-in, 7 p.m., (808) 935-6996

Saturday, July 13: Paʻauilo Hongwanji, 7:30 p.m. following 6:30 p.m. service, (808) 775-7232

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 7 p.m., (808) 961-6677

Saturday, July 20: Honokaʻa Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 5:30 p.m. service, (808) 775-7232

Saturday, July 20: Keʻei Hongwanji (Kona Hongwanji), 7 p.m., (808) 323-2993

Saturday, July 27: Hilo Hooganji Mission, 7:30 p.m., (808) 935-8331

Saturday, July 27: Kona Hongwanji, 7 p.m., (808) 323-2993

Saturday, July 27: Pāpaʻaloa Hongwanji, 6 p.m. following 5 p.m. service, (808) 962-6340

 

August

Saturday, August 3: Hāwī Jodo Mission, 6 p.m. following 5:30 p.m. (775-0965)

Saturday, August 3: Kurtistown Jodo Mission, 7 p.m. following service (966-9777)

Saturday, August 3: Paʻauilo Koganji Mission, 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 3: Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission, 7–10 p.m. (935-8407)

Saturday, August 10: Hāmākua Jodo Mission, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 889-5456

Saturday, August 10: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 6:30 p.m., (808) 935-8968

Saturday, August 10: Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission, 7 p.m., (808) 324-1741

Saturday, August 17: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 7 p.m., (808) 966-9777

Saturday, August 17: Kamuela Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 775-7232

Saturday, August 17: Pāhala Hongwanji Mission, 5 p.m., (808) 928-8254

Sunday, August 18: Pahoa YBA Kaikan, (808) 966-9981

Saturday, August 31: Honohina Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service, (808) 963-6032

 

Kauaʻi


June

Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1: Kauaʻi Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji, 7:30 p.m., (808) 335-3521

Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8: Koloa Jodo Mission, 7:30 p.m., (808) 742-6735

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15: West Kauaʻi Hongwanji Hanapēpē Temple, 7:30–10:30 p.m., (808) 338-1537

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22: Līhuʻe Hongwanji, 7:30–10:30 p.m., (808) 245-6262

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29: Waimea Shingon Mission, 7:30–10:30 p.m., (808) 388-1854

 

July

Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13: Kāpaʻa Jodo Mission, 7:30–10:30 p.m., (808) 822-4319

Friday, July 19 and Saturday July 20: Waimea Higashi Hongwanji, 7:30 p.m., (808) 338-1847

Friday, July 26 and Saturday July 27: Kāpaʻa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 7:30–10:30 p.m., (808) 822-4667

 

We are still waiting for more details about bon dances on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.

 

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