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American Bon Dancing: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

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Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2020 | SF

The 2020 season celebrates the Yerba Buena 20th Anniversary. Exciting performances are planned for the months May–October. May 2, 2020 will be the kick-off event. Stay tuned for the announcement in March.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

2020 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
May – October 2020
Kick Off- May 2, 2020 | 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
FREE

A joyous celebration of departed ancestors, Bon is a Japanese Buddhist festival that’s been marked for more than five centuries with a traditional dance known as Bon-Odori. Held in conjunction with the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention across the street at the Marriott Marquis, American Bon Dancing – An Invitation to Dance features an array of traditional masters including taiko pioneer and NEA Heritage Fellowship Awardee P.J. Hirabayashi, Murasaki Ensemble koto innovator Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, and Odori dance expert Reiko Iwanaga, the leader of the San Jose Obon Odori Festival. San Jose Taiko, one of the leading taiko ensembles outside of Japan, also performs. American Bon Dancing incorporates both traditional numbers still performed in Japan and more recent dances and songs created in the United States.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Funcheap Presents, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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