About halfway through the event, San Jose Taiko, a drumming group, performed for more than 200 people who surrounded the outdoor stage area.
Wearing white shorts and brightly-colored short robes, the 10 performers entertained their audience with high energy moves, utilizing percussion instruments including large barrel-shaped drums, bamboo flutes, hand cymbals and gourd shakers.
“It’s my first time seeing the taiko drums here. I usually miss it (every year),” said Glen Sababo of Salinas, who attended with his 12-year-old daughter, Jazy. “They’re pretty good too — I like it.”