Cherry Blossom Festival 2022
We are excited to announce that the Cherry Blossom Festival will be returning in person this year, although we may have to scale down from previous years. The Festival will be held on Saturday, 4/9/2022, from 12-4pm at the Garden of Serenity.
Even if you can't attend our event this year, the blossoms will be open for business for several days and can safely be enjoyed in the outdoors! The trees are best enjoyed with a homemade picnic lunch, or takeout from one of our local Japanese restaurants, such as The Other Fish, 24 East, Rakkii Ramen, and Kumo Sushi!
The festival takes place around the time our sakura (cherry blossom) trees surrounding city hall are in bloom, which historically occurs in early to mid April. We try to schedule the festival for the second or third Saturday of the month. At our festival, you can:
Participate in a tea ceremony
Try your hand at the ancient art of calligraphy
Create Japanese origami
Sample some great Japanese festival food
Pound rice into a sweet treat with a giant wooden mallet
Have your picture taken in a kimono or yukata
We hope to once again have Shumei of America attend our Festival and bring their taiko drumming group from the Shumei center in Lyons Station, PA. Their thundering Japanese drums were a smash hit last year and we sincerely hope to have them with us again in the future! Check out their Facebook page for more info if you want to play Japanese taiko drums, or if have an interest in natural agriculture or spiritual healing:
Stop by to enjoy these activities and experience Japanese culture! Be sure to check your local paper or this website for announcements about the next festival.