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.
Every year we are joined by hundreds of performers from both Japan and California to give our thousands of spectators a taste of the Japanese culture.
The first Cherry Blossom Festival took place in April of 1967. It was a time of changes in our society. Young people throughout the United States left home to fight in the Vietnam War.
Japantown Peace Plaza
between Buchanan and Post Streets
San Francisco, CA
Sat Apr 11 (all day)
Sun Apr 12 (all day)
Sat Apr 18 (all day)
Sun Apr 19 (all day)