June 3, 2017, Saturday
Independence Dragon Boat Regatta
Performances at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm
Main stage near St. Joseph’s Boathouse on Kelly Drive
It’s fierce and it’s frothy! Watch as dragon boats – each filled with 20 paddlers – battle their way down the Schuylkill River in a blur of paddles and splashing water. Kelly Drive will be closed for the regatta, so check the link for directions, parking and other details. Bring a picnic and give yourself plenty of time to get down to the racecourse. It’s a great – and FREE – way to spend a day on the Schuylkill!
June 24, 2017, Saturday
KyoDaiko Student Recital
KyoDaiko Dojo at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
Come see what our beginner and intermediate students have learned this year. Family, friends, and anyone are welcome to this FREE recital!
August 27, 2017, Sunday
Philadelphia Obon Festival
Festival runs 11:00 am to 5:00; KyoDaiko performs throughout in between other activities
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Every summer, Japan celebrates Obon, a time of year when it is believed the dead return to earth for a short while. This is a beautiful celebration of remembrance when families clean the graves of their ancestors, leave offerings to nourish the ancestors for their journey back, and hold fun summer festivals. Join our Obon celebration which will include taiko, tea ceremony, a Japanese flea market, crafts and activities for all ages, and Bon ‘circle’ dances that are open to all to participate!