Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom FestivalThe 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.

The cherry tree inspires poetry, art, music, film, design, crafts, photography, and cuisine; the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates all of these artforms.

Cherry Jam Downtown Concert

The 13th annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off the season with a FREE noon-hour concert in the downtown core featuring local talent and memorable performances. Enjoy performances by: Zimbamoto (noon), Katari Taiko (12:20), NoriNori & Kage (12:50), and MNGWA (1:13pm)
When: April 4, 2019
Time: noon – 1:30pm
Where: Burrard SkyTrain Station, indoor concourse
Address: 635 Burrard Street, Vancouver

The Big Picnic

Well if this isn’t plucked out of a movie script I don’t know what is! The Cherry Blossom Festival is organizing a picnic under the cherry blossoms in Queen Elizabeth Park. You can pack your own lunch or take advantage of the food trucks that will be onsite. Grab a FREE zip-up Petal Mat and make new friends at this truly magical event.
When: April 13, 2019
Time: noon – 3pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
Address: West 33rd & Cambie Street, Vancouver

Sakura Days Japan Fair

Bring your friends and family to this fun two-day Japanese festival celebrating cultural arts, traditions and performances. Escape the stresses of everyday life by treating yourself to the tranquility of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, eat festival food, try ikebana (flower arranging), premium sake tastings, guided tree talks and walks, and culinary demonstrations. Experience Japan with hands-on workshops and festivities including cultural performances of Japanese classical dance, taiko drumming, the Cherry Blossom Dance, soothing tones of shakuhachi (bamboo flute), martial arts performances, anime, kid’s tent and more! Admission: $12 (adults, advance); $9.50 (youths & seniors, advance); $4.25 (children aged 3-12, advance). There are also discounted prices for VanDusen Garden Club members.
When: April 13 & 14, 2019
Time: 11am – 7pm (Sat) & 11am – 5pm (Sun)
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Night of Lights

Night of Lights replaces the Spring Lights event that has happened in years previous. The 2019 Night of Lights is a teaser for a BIG event coming for the 2020 celebration. Go2 Productions will be offering a sensory experience that stimulates your senses and celebrates the blossoms.
When: April 12, 2019
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
Address: West 33rd & Cambie Street, Vancouver

There are many other events planned for the Cherry Blossom Festival:

Bike the Blossoms – April 27
The BIG Sing – April 27
Tree Talks & Walks – starting April 4

Cherry Blossom Festival:

When: April 4 – 27, 2019
Where: various venues across Vancouver

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