Cherry Blossom FestivalCherry Blossom Festival
Join us for the 3rd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Sunday April 7
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Garry Point Park, Richmond
How to Get There
On Bike: Garry Point Park is located on the outskirts of Steveston Village, which is a great area to take your bike. Safely and securely store your bicycle at the festival using our FREE Wheel Watch – it’s like a coat check, but for bikes!
Take Transit: If you plan on taking transit to Garry Point Park, visit Translink for details.
Drive Your Car: If you are planning on driving, try to carpool as parking at the festival is limited. There is no onsite parking at Garry Point Park available this day, however there is parking surrounding the park.
Plenty of food trucks will be onsite, so come hungry!
Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival Map and Schedule
This Festival celebrates the arrival of spring and blooming of the cherry blossoms. In Japan, cherry blossoms are known as sakura, which are a special flower to the people and that country. The cherry blossom signifies a time of renewal and the cycle of life. Two weeks after the peak of the cherry blossom’s bloom, the petals begin to fall.
The cherry blossom celebration includes picnics under the cherry trees with food and drinks shared with friends and family. This tradition - known as hanami - translates to “watching blossoms,” and can be traced back hundreds of years.
The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival is set amongst 255 Akebono cherry blossom trees at Garry Point Park, on the mouth of the Fraser River. The festival will feature a day of traditional Japanese music and dance performances, delicious food options and fun activities as celebrated in Japan.