Kauai Bon Summer Bon Dances

June 18th through July 31st, virtual
Bon Dance, Bon Dance Kauai

Eight communities on Kauai schedule Bon Dances on weekends from mid June through the first week of August. This colorful and fascinating celebration is in memory and to honor the departed. It includes dancing, music, candle-lighting, and other traditions. This year, with caution about COVID-10, events will be held virtually, with the first one taking place on June 18-20 in Hanapepe at at the Kauai Zoto Zensiuji Temple. Enjoy observing this tradition virtually through kauaisotozen.org, or through Facebook and YouTube. In 2022 live events will return where visitors are invited to attend and participate as well as sample a wonderful variety of traditional foods.

Kauai Summer Bon Dance Schedule:
June 18 & 19 – Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe Town
June 25 & 26 – Koloa Jodo Mission
July 2 & 3 – No Bon Dance
July 9 & 10 – West Kauai Hongwanji Mission
July 16 & 17 – Lihue Hongwanji Mission
July 23 & 24 – Waimea Shingon Mission, Waimea Valley
July 30 & 31 – Kapaa Jodo Mission, Kapaa

See the full story by Dennis Fujimoto with The Garden Island, photo credit, Dennis Fujimoto

Event Details

Date: June 18th through July 31st, virtual
Organizer: Kauai Buddist Council
Website: https://kauaisotozen.org