The Cherry Blossom Festival begins April 1, 2023 and runs until April 23, 2023. The pink and white cherry blossoms are a quintessential image of Vancouver in the Spring. It is only fitting that an entire month-long festival is dedicated to the beautiful blossoms and their Japanese heritage.

Haiku Invitational (Online):

You are invited to submit up to two poems on the theme of cherry blossoms.
Dates: March 1 – June 1, 2023

The Big Picnic:

The Big Picnic will take place at David Lam Park and invites participants to eat under the beautiful cherry blossom trees.
Date: April 1, 2023
Time: 10am – 4:00pm
Location: David Lam Park
Address: 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

Tree Talks & Walks

Guided talks are scheduled for around Vancouver from April 2 – 23. Make sure you pre-register for the walk you want to join.
Dates: April 2 – 23, 2023

Sakura Days Japan Fair:

Sakura Days Japan Fair celebrates all things Japan, from Japanese food, and performances, to arts and culture. Most activities will take place out of doors, with selected vendors, tea ceremony, and experiences to take place indoors. Look forward to taiko drumming, theatre performances, woodworking demonstrations, and a renewed Japanese Garden display, just to name a few!
Dates: April 15 & 16, 2023
Time: 10am – 6pm (Saturday), 10am-5pm (Sunday)
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Festival:

Dates: April 1 – 23, 2023