Wellington invites the community to celebrate Tanabata, also known as the Japanese Star Festival, from Friday, July 1st through Thursday, July 7th.
Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, means "evening of the seventh", typically celebrated on July 7th. This Japanese holiday originates from a Chinese legend of two "star-crossed lovers" kept separated by distance. Represented by the stars Altair and Vega, they are allowed to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month.
Make a Wish — July 1st through July 7th
Tanabata is celebrated by writing wishes on pieces of colorful paper, called Tanzaku, and attaching them to bamboo branches or "Wish Trees" in the hopes they come true. July 1st through 7th, visit one of our displays to write your wish and hang it from a "Wish Tree".
Wish Tree Display Locations
- ·Village Hall
12300 Forest Hill Boulevard
- Village Park
11700 Pierson Road
- Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard
Please note — Village Hall and the Wellington Community Center will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4th.
Fushu Daiko Japanese Taiko Drums Performance
Known for their high energy, powerful rhythms, and dynamic movement while performing on an ensemble of majestic Japanese drums, Fushu Daiko’s joyful performance paired with the sound of taiko will excite your soul, enliven your body, and uplift your spirit.
- Thursday, July 7th at Village Park
- Performances at 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM
- Food Trucks will be available on site
- Guests should bring their own blankets or chairs for seating. Dogs and pets are not allowed in Village Park with the exception of service animals.\
About Fushu Daiko
Since its beginning in 1990, Fushu Daiko has practiced joyously on a quest for dynamic wholehearted taiko drumming, understanding, and appreciation in the way of taiko, Japanese culture, and all of life.
Fushu Daiko is made up of many nationalities and backgrounds, yet we have been drawn together by the taiko. Through its vibrations, Fushu Daiko wishes to create a sense of connection in the hearts of those who feel the taiko’s beat.
For more information on this event visit wellingtonfl.gov/Tanabata.
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