Japanese Festival. Annual Japanese Festival presents taiko drumming, bon odori festival dancing, martial arts, candlelight walks in the Japanese Garden and more. Sept. 1 & 2; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (candlelight walks from 8-10 p.m.); Sept. 3 (Labor Day), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. Regular admission rates to the Children’s Garden apply.