The Annual Obon Festival

The Guadalupe Buddhist Church Annual Obon Festival

Highlights from the Obon Festival

2019 Obon Festival Highlights – Photos, online articles and news coverage

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the full Guadalupe Buddhist Church Obon Festival will not be able to be held this year. This is very disappointing, but we have to put the safety of the Sangha and the public first. We are exploring the possibility of doing ticketless presale BBQ chicken teriyaki dinner sales only, but there is much to be considered before we know for sure if we can make this happen. A final decision on this will be made in the next few weeks.

If you have any donations for the Craft Booth, or Japanese items for the White Elephant Sale, please hold on to them for next year’s Obon Festival. Thank you.

Stay safe.


Cancelled until 2021


11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Admission is FREE

$5.00 – Raffle tickets

$10.00 – 1/2 Teriyaki Chicken dinner with rice and edamame

Additional food and crafts available for purchase on site!


Veteran’s Memorial Community Center 313 West Tunnell St,

Santa Maria, CA 93458

(FREE street parking)