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SF’s 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 9-17)

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast.

Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese and Japanese-American culture. The celebration coincides with the blooming of the cherry blossoms.

Please note the street fair and festival is confirmed for 2022, but there is no grand parade for 2022.

55th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
– April 9-10, 2022 | 11 am to 6 pm
– April 16-17, 2022 | 11 am to 6 pm
The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets.
Japantown, San Francisco
FREE – Volunteer at the Festival

View Full 2022 Event Schedule – performances and demonstrations of traditional Japanese art forms and cultural ceremonies including tree art, flower arranging, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, origami, and Japanese swordsmanship

Festival Areas (Limited for 2022)

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