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Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival 2023 (April 29-30)

Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. is proud to present the 39 th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2023, at Cupertino’s Memorial Park, the Quinlan Center, and the Senior Center. This fun family festival honors Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan by sharing Japanese arts and culture with the entire community. Hours are from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, admission is FREE, entertainment is FREE, and parking is FREE at De Anza College (Lots A & B). Outdoor entertainment is held at the Amphitheater and includes Taiko drum groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, and musical performances throughout the day. VIP festival guests, local government, school board members, and the 2023 NorCal Cherry Blossom Queen and her court will be introduced at noon on Saturday. Throughout the lawn areas will be arts and crafts exhibits and special interest groups
such as Japanese dog and koi fish clubs. Children’s activities feature games, hands-on arts & crafts, and a petting zoo. Indoor cultural exhibits and demonstrations take place throughout the day in the Quinlan
Community Center, featuring music and dance performances and cultural displays, demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on activities presented by professionals, non- profits, and special interest groups. A gallery of Toyokawa student artwork from our annual art exchange program will be on display. Japanese cultural arts and crafts vendors and a pictorial timeline of Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa will
be grouped at the “Japanese Artisan Pavilion” located at the Cupertino Senior Center and patio. Food and drink include sushi, spam musubi, gyoza, Asian chicken salad, yakisoba, mochi, teriyaki chicken skewers, hot rice, shave ice, fruit bowls, cotton candy, coffee, smoothies, beer, sake, plum wine, sodas, and lemonade. Food trucks will also have various offerings.

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