Don’t miss The 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival — Happening this weekend! Now celebrating its 48th year, this is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.
Check out the Grand Parade on Sunday, April 19! It starts at 1:00PM and proceeds up Post to Polk Street and ends in Japantown. Both the festival and the parade are free to attend!
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Cherry Blossom Festival Info:
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
April 11-12 & 18-19, 2015
San Francisco Japantown Peace Plaza
1700 Post St., San Francisco, California 94115
(415) 563-2313 | sfcherryblossom.org | Instgram
The 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 48th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors will be charging for their food goods and some retail products; and some specialized events will require a fee.
This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 11-12 and April 18-19, 2015. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!
The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 19, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States.
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