Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like many festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom blossom festival or cherry
fruit festival in April 2021? There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom festivals are held through the United States,
Canada, Britain, and
Australia and much of the world. All the Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom
festivals we can find are listed on this page!
If you love Cherries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm
looking for more Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the
links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom Festivals in 2021: Find a Festival Near You!
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated directions about
Cherry Blossom Festival - Honolulu, HI - January to March (many
events) see their website for this years dates.
Phone: (808) 949-2255. Email:
This annual festival is one of the longest running
ethnic celebrations in the State of Hawaii and takes place in various
locations, including shopping malls..The Cherry Blossom Festival holds the
honor of being one of the longest, continually running ethnic festival in
the State of Hawai'i - originally started in 1953. While times have evolved,
the purpose of the Festival continues to be the perpetuation of Japanese
culture, and to enrich the lives of young women of Japanese ancestry.Queen
Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese
heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership
skills through numerous cultural and training classes. Over the past 65
years the Festival has touched the lives of many. Our national sister Cherry
Blossom Festival relationships continue to flourish, and each year the
Festival hosts five sister Junior Chamber chapters from Japan.
Emmett Cherry Festival - Wednesday,
mid-June - see their website for
this years dates.
Emmett City Park, Emmett, ID. Phone: 208-365-3485. Enjoy Cherry Festival
Parade, Great Cherry Bake-off, Cherry Pie Eating Contest, as well as
carnival rides, food and entertainment.
34th Annual Quilt Show,
Cherry Festival Children's Parade,
Cherry Festival Fun Run/Walk,
Cherry Festival Parade,
Cherry Festival Softball Tourney,
ECAC Art Show & Competition,
Emmett Cherry Festival Train Show,
Emmett Lions Car Show,
Fireman Hose Competition,
Gem County Historical Village,
Gem County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo,
Jr. Miss Cherry Festival Pageant,
Miss Gem County & Gem County Outstanding Teen Pageant,
Pie Eating Contest
- Washington Cherry Festival - This one seems to have dissappeared. Does anyone have an update?
114 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571.
Phone: 309-444-9921. Fax: 309-444-9225. 4 days in early June - see their
website for this years dates.
Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne
- mid May each year (May 20 in 2018)
900 Library Plz, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Email:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
. Come and enjoy Japanese music, dance, food, haiku,
anime,cosplay, tea ceremony, martial arts and much more.
Everyone is welcome. cherries, produce for sale, parking provide
free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, musical
entertainment, restrooms, Tents or other provisions are made for
bad weather, FREE admission, What do you think of when you hear
"Japan"? Cherry blossoms, kimono-clad ladies, exotic musical
instruments, chopsticks, sushi, samurai, martial arts, tea
ceremony, origami, silk, anime characters, bonsai trees......The
Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival has it all
The National Cherry Festival -
end of June through early July
- see their website for this years dates.
Traverse City, MI.
Events calendar. Celebrating 80 years with parades, competitive events,
fun events, children's events, food, arts and crafts, car and truck show,
and air show and new events including a feast of cherries and local wines
and a world record attempt to host the world's largest cherry pancake
- Eau Claire Cherry Festival - always on the 4th of July.
Claire CherryEau Claire Cherry, MI. Festival is a small town community
that celebrates big for the 4th of July and the cherries that grow around
Eau Claire Michigan; with fireworks. There is also a Cherry
Festival Art & Craft - Flea Market. on May 6th (Sunday) 11am - 4pm.
Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival - April - 11am to
5pm. see their website for this years dates.
Phone: 973-268-3500, ext 4.
and (973) 239-2485.The Essex County Park System has a historic cherry tree
collection that now holds the largest variety of blossoms in the world.
Visit Essex County Branch Brook Park this April to see our stunning display
and enjoy the Festival we've planned just for you! Enjoy a family day in
the pink Park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural
demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace,
food, and more. FREE ADMISSION. Most activities take place around the Essex
County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center. Formerly called "The Branch Brook Park
Annual Cherry Blossom Festival".
- Whitehouse Cherry Fest - June 7 to 9, 2018
Whitehouse, OH 43571. Phone: 419-877-2747. Email:
[email protected]. 36th Whitehouse Cherry Fest
on Friday1pm-midnight, Saturday 9am-midnight and Sunday. Free
admission & free parking! Downtown Whitehouse. Edward jones
cherry fest parade on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Cherry pie eating
contest on Saturday, Time tbd at Pavilion- whitehouse village
park. 15+ premium large amusement rides & games. Fresh cherry
pies & turnovers on the food midway near the rides!
Philadelphia's Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival- late March to April
- see their website for this years dates.
Events calendar. This year's two-week Festival - the biggest yet -
offers many chances to explore the best of Japanese culture, from
traditional customs and delicious cuisine to delicate craft and
awe-inspiring performances. It starts with a black-tie gala featuring a
traditional sake barrel-breaking ceremony. Next, follows traditional taiko
drumming and dance, demonstrations of traditional Japanese crafts and
martial arts, and kite-making workshops will all be undertaken with great
gusto. The celebration concludes with the "Sushi Spectacular" featuring
master sushi chefs from Japan.
- Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival -A weekend in
July every year; Saturday July 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., and Sunday July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Third Avenue East , Polson MT 59860. Phone: 406-883-3667. Email:
[email protected]. Cherry fun in Montana's
Flathead Lake area is one of the most exciting times of the year
and Polson is the center for cherry action. Family Fun Cherry
Event With cherry related foods, displays of Montana made items
for sale and games for kids (or adults who think they are kids),
your family will have a most memorable time. Come spend the
entire day in Polson. Cherry Pie-Eating Contest: Like cherry
pie? Do you think you can eat more cherry pie at one sitting
than anyone else? Come compete and show us your appetite. Check
the events schedule for contest times. Cherry Pit-Spitting: Your
only time to spit on the streets of Polson without penalty. Let
everyone see how far you can spit a cherry pit. Just show up to
enter. Check the events schedule for contest times. The above
contests take place in front of the Cove Deli and Pizza, 11 3rd
Avenue West, just off Main Street. Exhibits and Montana
Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase, or sell an amazing
assortment of everything from art, photos, and crafts to foods
and treats. Check out our Events page for more details.
National Cherry Blossom Festival - late March to April - see their
website for this years dates.
This is the big festival of them all in the
U.S. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift to the
city of Washington, DC of 3000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo
to enhance relations.
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival -
Usually held in April, see
their website for this years dates.
Seattle's Cherry Blossom Festival
began when one thousand Cherry trees were sent by the Japanese government.
The trees are planted along Lake Washington Boulevard and Seward Park. You
can have your own O-hanami (flower viewing) and then join the crowd at the
Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival. The festival is held in mid
Seattle Center in downtown Seattle, Washington. There's a lot for you to
experience during these 3 Days: watch a Go tournament, visit arts & crafts
booths, dine on traditional cuisine and see exhibits and performances. All
Events are free and take place at the Center House and Flag Pavilion.
Click here for the complete schedule
- Friday 4/20: 10am-6pm
Saturday 4/21: 10am-6pm
Sunday 4/22: 10am-6pm
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - from the first week in March
through mid April every year
Phone: 604-681-9447. Email:
[email protected]. The Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic As a Spirit of Vancouver
initiative, the Vancouver Board of Trade introduces Vancouver to the
Japanese tradition of Hanami (blossom viewing with picnic celebration). The
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Map (To be published March 2nd in the
Vancouver Sun West Coast Life) identifying some of Vancouver's spectacular
displays of cherry trees. Check our forecast for weekly updates with regards
to peak bloom locations. Following our launch for the month of March you
will be able to order a specially created picnic online: a Japanese Bento
Box lunch by Hi-To Food/Fisheries or a West-Coast Picnic by Savory Coast.
Story Time and Origami Workshop, Self-Guided Blossom Walks, Haiku The
Vancouver Public Library hosts a haiku presentation, and a variety of
special events including full-length tea-ceremonies (approx 35 min) in the
garden's traditional tea house and in the Asian Centre Tea Gallery and a
variety of musical performances.
- Bruno Cherry Festival
- it's in late July or early to mid August (changes each year) in 2017 it is
650 Ursuline Avenue, Bruno, SK S0K 0S0. Phone: (306) 369-4109.
Open: Saturday - Country Supper Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 5:00 pm to 7:00
pm. Join us for a day of prairie cherry summer-time fun!P All-day Sour
Cherry U-Pick, Pancake Breakfast, hot food canteen, Cherry Sundaes (of
course!), edu-sessions, local entertainment & fun for the whole family! Get
in on the Bruno community cherry cheer!!Our event promises a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, music and
great food. And every year we are educating more people about the delightful
flavor of the dwarf sour cherry... Directions: Call for directions. Payment:
Cash, only. Main Cherry Festival Tent at St. Therese Institute of Faith &
Mission located on Main Street in Bruno Also a show and Shine car event
(UPDATED: March 5, 2017, JBS)
Alnwick Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival - 24 and 25 April
2010, from 10:00 to 16:00; see their website for dates in other years
Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU, Alnwick, UK. Phone: 01665
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for directions by road, rail and bus. The Alnwick Garden's
Cherry Orchard is home to 350 Japanese Taihaku cherry trees, which each
spring blossom with large white blooms known for their beauty. Welcome the
blossom and the Northumbrian spring at the Cherry Blossom Festival. There'll
be giant kites flying, and you can fly the kite you made in Easter holiday
workshops. The Garden will be decorated with silk banners and paper lanterns
made by visitors, and our Japanese guests will offer workshops origami and
calligraphy, as well as an exhibition of Bonsai trees. At 2pm, join an
enchanting parade to the Orchard for the symbolic rite of spring.
- Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend
- Usually held in mid-November, of course it was not held in 2020
197 Main St, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340. This free event is a celebration of the
opening of the Strawberry and Cherry season in Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and
Cherries Weekend facebook page. (their Facebook page or events have not been updated since 2019). This website may have more up to date information
about the Bacchus March Strawberries and Cherries Festival. .
Friday: 5pm - 11pm: Village Green - Foodtrucks,
Music + Carnival Rides (2 for 1 special Friday only!!)
Fruit Picking on the Avenue of Honour - till ~2pm. 9am - 5pm
Festival: Main street and Graham filled with stalls + opportunity to grab picked Cherries + Strawberries (till 5pm)
Live Music on 2 stages
Kids Activities (e.g. Facepainting & Animal Farm)
Live dance group (+ workshop)
Check out what's happening
inside RSL too!
Carnival Rides (till 11pm)
~ 9pm Fireworks (locals please ensure to have your
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Street Festival on Main and Graham street with stalls
Check out what's happening inside RSL too!
Live Music on two stages
It is truly a
fabulous family weekend!
Cherry Blossom Festival at the Cowra Japanese Garden - held in
September every year. see their website for this years dates..
Sakura Matsuri is a major event held annually in Cowra, in which many
locals, Australian and International visitors have the opportunity to
experience and learn traditional elements of the Japanese culture. This
year's Sakura Matsuri incorporates some new and exciting changes designed to
attract families and school-aged children. The emphasis is on involvement
and education with workshops featuring traditional Japanese crafts such as
Origami, Calligraphy, Ikebana and Bonsai held at various times from
Wednesday to Friday.
Saturday 30 September is Family Fun Day. For the
all-day admission charge of just $15 per family you can enjoy a range of
activities designed to entertain every age group. Children will be well
catered for with the extremely popular Obstacle Course, Kids Corner plus
giveaways from Streets and Coke. For the 'children at heart' there are Sumo
Wrestling Tournaments, Karate, Sword Demonstrations, Tea Ceremonies,
Origami, Calligraphy, Ikebana, Kite Flying and Bonsai demonstrations.
On Sunday 1 October the festival concludes with a Reconciliation Service
and wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Australian and Japanese War
Cemeteries at 9.30. (NO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON SUNDAY)
A selection of Japanese food (bento boxes and sushi rolls) is available
at the Red Carp Restaurant, open daily 8.30 am to 5.00pm.
- Ficksburg Cherry Festival - mid November, from Thursday,
November 15, 2018 to Saturday, November 17, 2018 (check as the
date gets closer - they seem to have problems keeping their
website working and their Facebook page hasn't been updated
Phone: 051 933 6486. Email:
[email protected]. Started in 1967, the festival
has cherry tours, a golf classic, a half marathon, cherry
product competitions, veteran vehicle displays, equestrian
events and beer fests. There is food, a 'ready, steady,
bake' competition, cherry mampoer (South African moonshine)
making music, artists and live entertainment.
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