Past Event

50th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival



Free, but vendors will be charging for their food goods and some retail products; and some specialized events will require a fee.
All ages
Event photo

From the organizer

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 8-9 and April 15-16, 2017. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 16, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

Welcome to the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 50th year, which is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and biggest on the West coast!

Starting in 1968, the festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and United States using culture as the bridge.

We expect our 50th year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

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 event is free and open to the public.

Event website

Questions about this event? Please contact the event organizer. For questions about submitting an event, email Hoodline.