Cortez Annual Summer Festival

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Community Event

Jul 20196
5:00p.m.

Cortez Buddhist Temple
1285 Cortez Ave.
Turlock, California, 95380
United States

The Annual Cortez Obon Festival will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, starting at 7 PM, in the parking lot between Cortez Hall and Cortez Buddhist Church on Cortez Avenue, between Santa Fe Drive and Linwood Avenue, southeast of Turlock. Featuring live performances by: Yoko Fujimoto and P.J. Hirabayashi and bon odori dancing by everybody. 

Our Obon Celebration this year is called Satogaeri, homecoming. This event is the one of the celebrations we are holding this year commemorating the centennial of the Cortez community.
In its annual appearance at Cortez Obon, Ballico Taiko, a drum group from Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District, and the Cortez Karaoke Singers will start the celebration at 7 PM . Dancing will start around 7:30 PM with musical accompaniment by the Cortez Karaoke Singers and Stockton Bukkyo Taiko. During intermission, enjoy another taiko performance by Stockton Bukkyo Taiko while you are treated to refreshments. This year, we will be featuring Yoko Fujimoto and PJ Hirabayashi, lyricist and composer of the song, Ei Ja Nai Ka, which beautifully tells the story of the people of Cortez.
For more information, send an email to cortezobon@yahoo.com.
Everyone is welcome.
Dinner
Pre-festivities meal will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Festival Schedule
Live Taiko
Bon Odori Dancing
Ballico Taiko
Stockton Bukkyo Taiko
Cortez Karaoke Singers & Dancing

 

kaylatanaka . Last modified Jun 21 2019 12:15 p.m.


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