Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the largest annual commemorations that celebrates the diversity and culture of the Japanese American community. The festival takes place on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets and consists of food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, and the annual Queen Program. One of the most anticipated events of the festival is the Grand Parade, which showcases talented performers, artists, Miss Cherry Blossom, and more. The parade begins at City Hall and ends in Japantown. Don’t miss this year’s celebration, held in April for two weeks, which will be the festival’s 49th anniversary.
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, 1700 Post St, San Francisco, CA, USA, (415) 563-2313
By Brie Shimada
Brie Shimada, a Sacramento native, is currently studying communication studies at San Francisco State University. She can either be found capturing photos of the city, reading a good book at Blue Bottle, or shopping local at one of the many farmers’ markets in San Francisco.