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Japanese Obon Festival

Aug 18, 2024
St. Paul

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103


The annual Japanese Obon Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture. Bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, and delicious food will take place on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park. The festival culminates at dusk with the main event — the lantern lighting. Six stone lanterns and floating paper lanterns will float throughout the Japanese garden pond and the Frog Pond.

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