Obon Festival at Japanese Garden

Join us in the Japanese Garden for this annual Japanese tradition, which commemorates one's ancestors.


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Aug 16, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Japanese Garden at the Botanic Garden
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Join us in the Japanese Garden for singing, dancing, drumming and delicious food at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden’s  Obon Festival. This a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday. Obon is an important Japanese cultural and family holiday to honor the spirit of one’s ancestors. Enjoy traditions of this festival including folk dances, taiko drumming, lanterns, and food. All participants will receive a floating lantern to write on. The lanterns will be released into the pond during the evening. Food will be available for purchase.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.


  • Chicken yakitori with rice and pickled cucumber: $10
  • Stir fry noodle bowl with beef or chicken, served with broccoli, red pepper, onion, sprouts, carrots - $10
  • Chopped salad with romaine, bok choy, cabbage, snap pea, carrots, served with sesame scallion vinaigrette- $7.50; Add Chicken - $10
  • Corn on the cob with garlic butter - $5
  • Full cash bar available to include chilled sake and Sapporo beer
  • Mochi ice cream
  • And much more



$12 for adults, $6 for children and seniors.

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Obon Festival at Japanese Garden

Obon lanterns at the ABQ BioPark. Photo: ABQ BioPark.


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