2014 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Now celebrating its 47th year

Sat Apr 19 (full schedule below)
Japantown Peace Plaza
all day
Local Bands, Music, City Events, Cultural Festivals, Arts & Crafts, Parks & Open Spaces, Cultural Venues


The 2014 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® now celebrating its 47th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. Please join us and become a sponsor of this popular Japanese American community event. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors will be charging for their food goods and some retail products; and some specialized events will require a fee.

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 12-13 and April 19-20, 2014. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 20, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

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.


Japantown Peace Plaza
between Buchanan and Post Streets
San Francisco, CA
Sat Apr 19 (all day)
Sun Apr 20 (all day)

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  1. Japantown Peace Plaza
    between Buchanan and Post Streets, San Francisco, CA