Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American community. The 51st annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 and 21-22, 2018.
The festival will be held within the borders of Laguna and Fillmore streets between Geary Boulevard and Bush Street. There will be food booths, musical and dance performances, martial arts, live bands, and more.
Ongoing cultural displays and demonstrations will feature bonsai, suiseki (natural stone artwork), chanoyu (tea ceremony), ikebana, doll-making, Japanese pop culture, swords, karuta (poetry card game), kendama (traditional Japanese toy), origami, shishu (embroidery), and shodo (calligraphy).