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SF’s 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 8-16)
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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.
56th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
– April 8-9, 2023 | 11 am to 6 pm
– April 15-16 2023 | 11 am to 6 pm
– PARADE – Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 1pm to 3pm – from Civic Center Plaza to Japantown
– Festival – Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets, Japantown, SF
Will there be a parade for 2023? Yes! The organizers have confirmed that the parade will return for 2023! The Grand Parade will occur on the final Sunday of the Festival. A lively procession of taiko drummers, dancers, and decorative floats will celebrate the Festival and the Japanese traditions that thrive here in Nor Cal
2023 Parade Route
The Grand Parade will depart the Civic Center Plaza at 1:00 P.M., proceeding up Polk Street to Post Street, and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore Streets.
2023 Festival Schedule
See the updated schedule – tentative and subject to change
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Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
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