48th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
April 11-12, and 18-19
For two beautiful spring weekends in April, one of the three surviving Japantowns in America will celebrate Japanese culture along with the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. From exhibitions of traditional tea ceremonies dating back to the 700s, alongside the infamous Taru Mikoshi Ren—anyone 18 and over is invited to participate in this unforgettable event—there will be something to catch everyone’s eye. In addition to the yearly parades, origami lessons, and performances by the infamous San Francisco Taiko Dojo, this year the Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes ten new events including a Pocky Truck, a Sapporo USA Beer Garden, and even a Social Media Lounge.