The 7th annual Taiko Festival will take place this evening beginning at 6 p.m. at Shastice Park in Mount Shasta.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Lawn seating. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, warm clothes and flashlight. Food and refreshments available for purchase. No pets or glass allowed.

Cost: $25, adults; $20, ages 13-17; $15, ages 5-12; free, ages 4 and under. Tickets: Village Books and Soul Connections, Mount Shasta; Yreka Chamber of Commerce; Bogbean Books & Music, Redding; and at the gate. Or by credit card at 800-926-4865, extension 203 or www.shastayama.org Info: 859-8686.