Cherry Blossom FestivalCherry Blossom Festival
Join us for the 3rd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday April 7, 2019.
Sunday April 7, 2019
Time: 11am - 4pm
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 out FREE Wheel Watch – it’s like a coat check, but for bikes!
Take Transit: If you plan on taking transit to Garry Point Park, please visit Translink.
Drive Your Car: If you are planning on driving, please try to carpool as parking at the festival is limited. There is no onsite parking at Garry Point Park available this day however this is parking surrounding the park.
There will be plenty of food trucks to choose from! Come hungry!
Stay tuned for an updated schedule.
What is Cherry Blossom Festival?
The 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 the 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 is a tradition known as hanami which 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.