Labor Day weekend marks not only the end of summer, but also the close of Hawai‘i’s obon and bon dance season for the year. But, there are still three more festivals that you can participate in before we call it a wrap on 2017.
Sept. 2 (Sat.): Okinawan Festival Bon Dance, 5:30-9 p.m., on the Monsarrat Avenue side of Kapi‘olani Park. Free parking is available at Kapi‘olani Community College with shuttle service to the park for a nominal fee. Limited food booths available.
Sept. 9 (Sat.): Odori Festival at Honbushin International Center, 6-9:30 p.m.; bazaar and stage performances from 4-6 p.m. (95-030 Waihonu St. in Mililani, call 623-7693 for more information)
Sept. 16 (Sat.): Autumn Okinawan Dance Matsuri at Hawaii Okinawa Center, 5:30-10 p.m.; food booths available (94-587 Uke‘e St., call 676-5400 for more information).