Daikin Festival Hopes for 2023 Return

PHOTO: Allen Smith

Each year in May, beginning in 1994, DAI employees produced a Japanese Festival in the style of Bon Odori for their North Alabama neighbors. Every year, that is, until the pandemic made it impossible in 2020.

With continuing high case counts, the 2022 Festival has been canceled, as well, but there is hope for the future.

The Daikin Festival delights attendees with music, Japanese Folk Dancing, Shodo (Japanese calligraphy), Yakisoba, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshing drinks.

Best of all, the entire event is free of charge, including food, drink, entertainment, and is open to the public.

We look forward to the return of one of the largest Japanese cultural events in the Southeast US.