O-Bon Festival 2018

Saturday June 9th

Little Tokyo @ The Playtrail 5pm – 10pm

We are delighted to announce that O-Bon 2018 is back this year. Come along to the Playtrail on Saturday June 9th, which will be transformed into ‘Little Tokyo’, and enjoy the celebrations!

There will be a range of brilliant activities for everyone to take part in (or watch from the sidelines for the shyer people) – Japanese games, Manga Art, origami, martial arts, calligraphy and or course beautiful Japanese music, dance and amazing Taiko drumming.

As the darkness falls, the evening will culminate in the spectacular Toro Nagashi Lantern Ceremony.

Tickets will be available soon, watch this space for updates and for information on everything that will be happening at this year’s festival.

Many thanks to the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Programme and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for their support.

See you on June 9th!


You can download our brochure in pdf format from the links below.

Obon Brochure Front page

Obon Brochure Map