Cherry Blossom Festival
Virtual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2022 Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival will be held online from April 10. Visit Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival for more details about the virtual event.
What is the Cherry Blossom Festival?
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.
Cherry Trees in Richmond
Did you know these beautiful trees can also be found elsewhere throughout the City, both in City parks and along Richmond’s streetscapes? To learn more about where to find Cherry trees in Richmond, visit our story map: