56th NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival

Photo of a cherry blossom branch for the 56th NorCal Cherry Blossom FestivalThe 56th NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Plus, it’s the largest Cherry Blossom Festival on the West Coast! This year they will celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture.

Since 1968, the festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the rich heritage and diversity of the Japanese American community.

The festival takes place over two weekends
Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9 & Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, 2023
At the Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco

Visit this page to get the full schedule for the festival.
FAQs can be found on this page.
And, the festival areas are described here.

Learn more on the 56th NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival website where are is a wealth of programs.

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