October 19 Road Trip – Morikami Gardens Lantern Light Festival

Lantern Festival
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Date(s) - Saturday, October 19, 2019
3:00 pm-8:00 pm

Morikami Gardens


Join us for Japanese folk-dancing, drumming, our Ennichi street fair and iconic lantern floating ceremony in a fall festival in the spirit of Obon – Japan’s summer homage to ancestors who return for a brief visit to the living.

  • Experience an iconic lantern floating ceremony and firework display
  • See traditional folk dancing and taiko drumming performances
  • Enjoy the Ennichi Street Fair – vendors, games, activities and more
  • Taste Japanese street fair food and drink

*Festival opens for members and the general public at 3pm, the museum and gardens will be closed prior to 3pm.

Club members should plan to meet up in the Morikami parking lot at 3:00pm.

Information as per ticket purchases and event times as follows:

1) No tickets will be sold at the gate.
2) Online purchase only: Non Members $20. Sale Begins Oct. 7, 10am on website
3) No group discounts. No breaks in admission even for members. This is their premier event.
4) Gates will not open till 3pm
5) A festival atmosphere with folk dancing, drumming, vendors, food and drink
6) 7:30pm Lantern Ceremony on lake followed by fireworks.
7) Cafe open but no reservations

Special thanks to Lou who will be handling this road trip for the club!



standard admission

  • Lou Marett
  • Dawn and Jack Studevant
  • marcy nieporent

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