Sakura Matsuri is the annual cherry blossom festival is celebrated both in Japan and in NYC, where the largest annual festival is in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, with two days of music, dance and martial arts performances, activities for the kids, and more.
Advance tickets are required for the festival, this weekend, April 29/30. Get tickets now to celebrate the blossoms and the culture of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival April 29/30. Enjoy a two-day schedule of events that also includes Ikebena flower arranging, wood block printing, and the cherry blossoms, of course.
More than 200 cherry trees line Cherry Walk and the Cherry Esplanade in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. When they are in full bloom each spring, it is a fairyland of pink blossoms and green grass.
Take a picnic lunch. Take the subway, which stops at the entrance — IRT #2 or #3 to Eastern Parkway.
Sakura Matsuri festival schedule for Saturday includes a magic show and a flower hat procession.
The schedule for Sunday includes a class in Taiko drumming.
The Sakura Matsuri festival is rain or shine, 10am to 6pm both weekend days. Let’s hope for shine.